Meet Our Board of Directors

Our Association

Member of O.H.A.

Aurora Garden & Horticultural Society is a member of the Ontario Horticultural Association.

A Welcome Message from the Board…

We are always pleased to welcome new members and guests to our monthly meetings, and to join us in participating in Aurora community events.

2018 marked our 100th Anniversary

In 1991, our Society adopted the Aurora Geranium as its floral emblem. The Aurora Geranium grows in Mexico and Costa Rica.

2012 - Photograph by Ray Matsalla

1990 - Illustration by Holly Williamson

Member of O.H.A. District 5

Aurora Garden & Horticultural Society is a part of the O.H.A. District 5.


We have started our second century and look forward to many more years of promoting gardening in Aurora.  We are thrilled to have two new board members in Linda Bulloch and Bonnie Young. We have planned another spectacular lineup of speakers, friendly competitions, our plant sale and our garden tour.

​Our community outreach will continue to include helping with the therapeutic garden at CHATS, providing beautiful festive decorations at Hillary House and looking after their indoor plants. The Cultural Centre decorating will be on hiatus as the centre must move out during the renovations of their building.

A new bursary will be implemented in 2020 called the Margaret Howard-Gunn Memorial Bursary.  This will provide financial help for a student taking a program which supports horticulture or the environment.

Our Membership Director implemented a membership survey at the end of last year, and we plan to put your suggestions into place to continue to improve Garden Aurora.

All members are welcome to join in on the planning by being part of the Board and / or volunteering at our events. Your help and skills are very much appreciated.

Please continue to participate by attending our monthly meetings, donating your plants at the plant sale, sharing your gardening knowledge with new members, and supporting your Board of Directors. We cannot do this without you.

                                               Respectfully submitted by Garden Aurora, Board of Directors

President: Donna Lewis

Vice President: Branislava Milosevic 
Secretary: Bonnie Young
Past President and Treasurer: Cindy Scythes

Directors, and Committees
Membership - Heather McFarquhar
Publicity - Jovan Milosevic

Members at Large
Bobby Pandolfi
Sonia Koczekan
Shirley Binns

Helen Sedo

Linda Bulloch

Event Planning Chairpersons
Plant Sale - Helen Sedo
Garden Tour - Judy Ryan
Flower Shows - Silvana Croce and Donna Lewis
Special Events - Shirley Binns, Cindy Scythes