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Russell & District Horticultural Society

Gardening for the younger crowd. Lots of fun and learning too. Why not join up this year?

Junior Gardeners

Important update

In honour of Canada's 150th anniversary, The Russell and District Horticultural Society is adding a new special prize for Junior Gardeners this year.

This special prize applies to item #10 in your booklets - the flower arrangements:

The first place winner, in each age category, will receive $15 if they place first (instead of $5).

So that means:

$15 Sprout first place prize for #10 Make a Canada’s Birthday flower arrangement in an interesting container.
$15 Junior first place prize for item #10 Make a Canada Celebration themed flower arrangement in an interesting container.
$15 Senior first place prize for item #10, Make a Canada Anniversary themed flower arrangement in a creative container/vase.

Check out your booklet for more information. Be creative! Have fun!

The judges enjoyed meeting those of you who were home during the garden visits in early August, and were very impressed by your gardens. We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!

Reminders about the Fair
Bring your entries either on:
Wednesday, September 6th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm;
Thursday, September 7th from 8:00 am to 9:15 am.

Refer to your booklet for more details.

Prizes will be awarded on Sunday at 4pm in the Curling Club. You can pick up your entries on Sunday from 3pm to 5pm.

Each year the Junior Gardeners program encourages young gardeners to learn and grow.

Age categories:
Sprouts: Age 5 to 8
Juniors: Age 9 to 12
Seniors: Age 13 to 16

We greatly appreciate Meadow Greens’ support for the Junior Gardeners!!

Hey kids! If you are aged 5, 16 or anywhere inbetween and are interested in growing things, the Junior Gardeners could be just what you're looking for.

Registration is in March each year and then at the end of May you can pick up your free plants - 2 varieties of vegetables and 2 flowering plants. You'll learn how to take care of them and watch them grow over the summer. In the fall, at the Russell Fair, you'll be able to show what you've grown. Along with your flowers and vegetables, there will be categories for crafts or flower arrangements for you to enter as well. There are also awards given out at the end of the year for categories such as "Most Enthusiastic" and "Most Imaginative Garden".

It's a great way to meet new friends, learn about gardening and have lots of fun!

Registration is $7 per person ($15 maximum per family).

For more information, you can email

welcome juniros



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