What We Do

Good Deeds

Beautification Initiative:  Every year the Lakefield Horticultural Society takes on the beautification of the Village of Lakefield.

We purchase +/- 20 hanging baskets which are placed around the Village along with filling many of the gardens with wonderful flowers. All of these flowers are purchased by the Horticultural Society and planted by volunteers of the Society.

In 2019 donations in support of our Village beautification were received with GREAT THANKS from:  Cozy Home, Lakefield Pantry, Stuff, Canoe & Paddle, Kawartha Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Trinkets & Treasures, The Chocolate Rabbit, Lakefield IDA Pharmacy, HappenstanceBooks & Yarn, Nexicom, Royal Canadian Legion – BR77, Arteri, Sunblockers, Tragically Hipp Fashions and Kawartha Home Hardware.

Education Award: The society also provides an Education award each year (as funds allow) for a student pursuing an education in the horticultural or environmental field.

Download the education award.

In 2017 members established a pollinator garden in Isabel Morris Park (Who was Isabel Morris?) . This has become a very popular and fun project. Read more about the pollinator garden by clicking this link.

The major fundraisers for these Good Deeds is the highly successful spring plant sale, held on the Saturday of the May long weekend.  See our “Sales” page for more details.

Please support these sales to continue the society’s ability to beautify your Village.

The pictures below are of the Bee garden, the Cenotaph garden and one of the hanging baskets seen along the main streets of Lakefield.  The Horticultural Society has purchased their plants from Greenhouse on the River in Lakefield for a number of years.

The Society also encourages local businesses to beautify their own properties.  The Lakefield Pantry has decorated their store with some beautiful and long lasting window boxes

Lakefield Pantry, with beautiful and long lasting window boxes

Special Thanks:  We would like to thank the Village of Lakefield for watering the hanging baskets each year.  If it weren’t for this effort of the Village staff, the baskets would not look nearly so beautiful. Your efforts are very much appreciated by the Lakefield District Horticultural Society.