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                WE COME FROM THE EARTH,
                WE RETURN TO THE EARTH,
                AND IN BETWEEN WE GARDEN `
                                             Author unknown
The Chateauguay Valley is a mainly agricultural and touristic region located about an hour southwest of Montreal, Quebec in Canada, and less than an hour from the U.S. border. We are definitely a rural community and rich in history, many farms first having been cleared  and farmhouses built early in the nineteenth century, and some earlier. Today we are known for maple products, apple orchards, and fine dairy cattle, as well as corn, forage and cash crops. The land in this peaceful place is flat or gently hilly, the sedimentary soil is (at its best) a rich clay loam, although many fields are peppered and imbedded  with glacial moraine, a never-ending challenge to farmers (and gardeners!). The Chateauguay River, originating in New York state, winds gently through our farmlands and past our towns. Summers can be hot, winters can be cold and windy with our exposed flat fields. We usually get good snow cover, our hardiness zone is 4b(-29C).
This is where we garden, this is home!
The Chateauguay Valley Garden Club celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2011! Currently we have a membership exceeding 100 gardeners from southwest Quebec, covering communities from Hemmingford, along the American border to Dundee, Huntingdon, St-Anicet, and back along the riverside towns and farmlands to Chateauguay, Quebec. Although our geographical area is large, we remain a country garden club, with an emphasis on learning, sharing and having fun.
Gardening is a passion with us and we would like to share it with you. Browse through our pages, we hope to inspire you as you work and play in your own personal plant space. Join us in the search for the “perfect garden”, remembering that what is important is not the destination, but rather the journey along the way!
You may have noticed that we have a “memorial iris” in the upper left hand corner of the page. We have selected the reblooming iris “Immortality” to be the logo of the CVGC as a salute to the late Sheryl Morningstar Murphy, in recognition of her vision and tenacity in founding the club. Irises were Sheryl’s favorite flowers.
          Come and garden with us

History of the Club (click here)

  Policy Statement
Chateauguay Valley Garden Club (CVGC)
Website policy on use for commercial purposes:

Our website is an .org which entails a non-profit identity.
As a non-profit organization we do not advertise sales or display website promos for commercial ventures, be they businesses, groups or individuals.

Also, as to use of the Buddy List for such purposes we are of the opinion that this list is sacrosanct and not to be used for disseminating advertising. We use this list as a communication tool for CVGC information only.

Accepted by the membership, October 29, 2008



Note: the cvgc on your membership card should be small letters when using as user id.

Bulb Order
The Garden Shop is now open for ordering your bulbs for next Fall. (oops moment: did you try to get into the Garden Shop with your new password and it didn't work- sorry it didn't get changed but it is now so the password on your card is now valid and functional)

Calendar update
Our calendar is often in flux and recently some changes have been made, have a look at what the summer holds... July trip added.

Peony Talk Photos
The photos from our evening with Joe and Hazel Cook of April 9 are now up on the Photo Gallery page. The link for their web page has been added to our Links page. The report on this event has been added to the Recent Activities page.

Tool Workshop
March 14th photos are now posted on the Photo Gallery page and the report is now up on the Recent Activities page

January Meeting
The photos for our luncheon meeting are now up on the Photo Gallery page. Visit the Heligan Garden website The Recent Activities report is now up.

Annual Report 2014
The Annual Report for 2014 is now posted on the Recent Activities page. Our thanks go out to Lynne Hortop for her remarkable job!

Financial Report 2014
The Year End Report for 2014 is now posted on the Financial Reports page. You will need your user name and password for 2015 to open this page.

Budget 2015
The projected budget for 2015 is now up on the Financial Reports page. Remember you will need your user name and password from your membership card.

Links reorganized!
The Links page has proven a resource for many people who have shared some of the interesting links they have found that might be of interest to our club. Have you had a look lately?