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Elmira & District Horticultural Society (Woolwich Gardeners)

District 19

About Us

Since 1900, our Society has been beautifying the community and enriching members in all things horticultural. We invite you to become involved by either volunteering in our many programs or by attending our excellent speakers. For a full list of our speakers, please check below (some are done virtually and some may take place outdoors).
We welcome volunteers to assist with our flowerbeds in and around Elmira, Floradale, and Breslau. Our Scholarship Fund for Woolwich students is awarded to youth pursuing university or college studies in horticultural or agricultural fields.

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Our general meeting location is:

St. James Lutheran Church
60 Arthur St. S.
Elmira, Ontario N3B 2M9
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Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Christine Webb woolwichgardeners@gmail.com (519)404-2042
General Information:

Unless otherwise stated, Education Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month, from 7:00p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Elmira (Wyatt St. entrance). February's AGM and speaker is held virtually using Zoom (members will be sent a link).
Non-members are always welcome to any of our speakers (cost: free-will donation).

Join Us!

With your membership, you are eligible for numerous discounts in our area. In addition to numerous retail stores and florists, the long list includes local greenhouses and nurseries (i.e., Floristerra, John's Nursery, St. Jacobs Country Gardens, Floralane, Shady Lane) which offer 10% - 15% discounts.
Please fill out a membership form by using this link: https://forms.gle/8EtDARSaqkCbemM77
There is always room for a new member!

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
AGM and speaker Monday February 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. (speaker at 7:30) Zoom (link sent to members only) Cheryl Losch "Houseplants and Orchids"
Speaker Monday March 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira (Wyatt St. entrance) Nancy Lee-Colibaba "Getting Started in the Vegetable Garden"
Speaker Monday April 18, 2022 7 p.m. St. James Lutheran Church (Wyatt St. entrance) Martin Ford and Judy Roeder (Urban Cottage Landscapes) "Pruning Principles"
Plant Sale Drop-off Friday May 6, 2022 6 p.m.-8 p.m. North Side of Elmira Home Hardware parking lot under the murals Please donate potted and labelled plants plus other garden items
Plant Sale Saturday May 7, 2022 8 a.m.-noon North side of Elmira Home Hardware, 22 Church St. W., Elmira, ON Outdoor event
Speaker Monday June 20, 2022 at 7 p.m. St. James Lutheran Church (Wyatt St. entrance) Karin Davidson-Taylor (RBG) "Gardening for Monarchs & Other Pollinators"
Garden Tour Saturday July 9, 2022 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Elmira and area Gardens Self-guided tour! For tickets and information, contact Barb at (519)580-7584 or barbs@rogers.com
Speaker Monday Sept. 19 2022 at 7 p.m. St. James Lutheran Church (Wyatt St. entrance) Janet Cox "Keeping the Peace With Weeds (Practical Advice, Biological Strategies and Some Big Ideas)"
Speaker Monday October 18, 2022 7 p.m. St. James Lutheran Church (Wyatt St. entrance) David Galbraith (Royal Botanical Gardens) "Botanical Gardens and the Conservation Imperative"
Make 'n Take Monday Nov. 21, 2022 7 p.m. St. Jacobs Country Gardens Andria Braun
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