Est. 1918

​Rooted in our town for 105 years


GARDEN AURORA 


Members' Events 2024

Flower Competitions
Society members only are eligible to enter into our flower competitions.

Starting April, we will have flower shows

monthly.


Horticultural Specimens (Cut Flowers)

  • Entry of cut flowers grown by the member
  • Categories of entries are detailed in the members' Handbook 
  • May enter only one specimen per category


Design Competition - Themed Categories

  • Entry of arrangements created by the member
  • May use any materials grown or purchased, with minimal use of accessories
  • Use of an appropriate container to complement design in theme, colour and scale (size)
  • Judging follows the 2019 Ontario Judging Exhibiting Standards


Local Area & National Flower Competitions

  • Members may participate in local and national level Horticultural and Design Competitions
  • If interested please talk to one of our Directors for assistance


Annual Photo Competition
For members who enjoy photography? Why not enter our annual Photo Competition?

See the member handbook for details, rules of the competition and the class 'Themes'. 

Public Events 2024


Plant Sale

May 26       11 a.m.  - 1 p.m.                        

at Home Hardware Parking Lot on Wellington St.

Please note that sales are CASH ONLY


Garden Tour

June 23     12:00 Noon to 4:30 p.m.  -  Rain or Shine

Tickets are $15 Cash only and sold at:
New Roots Garden Centre

Wild Birds Unlimited

Replenish General Store in Newmarket
Petal Me Sugar Florist

Royal Rose Gallery in Aurora
Also available at the Aurora Farmer`s Market (Garden Aurora booth), June 15 and June 22
Same day tickets will be available at Garden # 1, 43 Whispering Pine Trail, from noon on.

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Gardens of Distinction
​​​​June 30 to July 16   
 
One of Garden Aurora's new initiatives, Gardens of Distinction, was developed to recognize gardeners in town who have established an attractive, creative, and inspiring front garden, making Aurora a more beautiful place in which to live, work and play.

Volunteers from Garden Aurora seek out eye-catching front gardens which have added enormous value not just to a specific house, but to the neighbourhood as a whole.

The following are some of the features especially noted by our teams:
- use of native plants, for birds and pollinators
- minimal lawn, and use of alternate groundcovers
- tidy and well maintained
- rocks, statuary, sculptures, art, etc.
- water features
- planted boulevard
- good use of colours and textures
- creativity in general

Overall, we are looking for gardens that are pleasing to the eye, and that make you stop and think “wow”!  Gardens chosen will be given a lawn sign to display, as well as a letter of recognition and winners certificate.

We have received many positive comments from delighted recipients in previous years, who were very pleased to be recognized for their contribution to our beautiful town. After all, for people walking or driving, the front garden is the one that is the most visible!