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Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society

District 16

About Us

Please note: Due to COVID-19 all in-person events are cancelled until further notice. As government restrictions and guidance change we will modify any events that are scheduled.

The objectives of the Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society are as follows:

l. To encourage an interest in all branches of horticulture.
2. To promote and implement civic beautification.
3. To encourage planting trees, shrubs and flowers in our municipality.
4. To stimulate and support youth interest in horticulture.
5. To promote the circulation of horticultural information.
6. To promote protection of the environment through practice, lectures and any other suitable means.

We are a friendly group, over 200 in number. Our meetings are interesting, informative and we have a great group of volunteers who do everything from baking delicious mouthwatering treats for the general meetings, to digging up extra perennial plants in your beds (if you wish)and potting plants for our annual plant sale and maintaining 8 Township and Park gardens.

We have Master Gardeners on call who will be pleased to reply to questions on gardens, horticulture or other gardening topics that interest you. Val Gillespie and Louise Jackson, our society's Master Gardeners, can be contacted at info.omhs[at]gmail.com.

Consider volunteering to get involved with the Society. Check out the list of Volunteer positions needed.

Please forward any correspondence to:
Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society
c/o Secretary Velta Bush
72 Crompton Drive
Barrie, ON
L4M 6M9

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Our general meeting location is:

Oro-Medonte Community Arena
71 4 Line N
Oro-Medonte L0L 2L0
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The fee to join our society is:

$15 per person, $20 for a family

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
Correspondence Secretary Velta Bush info.omhs@gmail.com
General Information:

Currently our meetings are being held via Zoom. Members and guests are provided with the Zoom link prior to the meeting. If you are a guest who would like to join, please send an email to info.omhs@gmail.com

Our meetings are held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. We use the community meeting room at the Oro-Medonte Community Arena in Guthrie, which is located on at #71 Line 4 North at Highway 11.

If coming from Barrie for Guthrie Arena, use Hwy 11 North and take the 5th line exit-use the overpass and come to Hwy. 11 south exiting at the 4th line.

Our informative and humorous speakers are listed below. Guests are always welcome at no charge. Mouthwatering refreshments are served at the break. Lucky Draws at every meeting.

Join Us!


Adults $15.00, Family $20.00
Youth Garden Club: Under 16 $2.00

Benefits - Regular meetings with excellent speakers on various gardening topics, flower shows, plant sales, garden tours, access to other Horticultural Societies and activities, District Seminars, Provincial Conferences, door prizes, seed exchange, workshops, Master Gardeners will answer your questions and our informative quarterly newsletters. Many great ways to learn about gardening in your own backyard.

Some of our advertisers offer 10% discount when you present your current membership card.

If you wish to join, bring your completed membership form to a meeting or send it to:

Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society
39 Pugsley Lane
Oro-Medonte, Ontario
L0L 1T0

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Society Meeting December 6, 2021 7:00 PM Zoom - Virtual Event Monarch Ultra. Carlotta James
Society Meeting March 14, 2022 7:00 PM Zoom - Virtual Event Europe's Allotment Gardens: The original urban farms. Marianne Lepa
Society Meeting April 11, 2022 7:00 PM TBA Going Grassless: Meadowscaping the front yard. Julianne Lebreche
Society Meeting May 9, 2022 7:00 PM TBA Bog Gardens. Robert Pavis
Society Meeting June 27, 2022 7:00 PM TBA Taming Wildflowers! Growing & Using Cut Flowers for Design. Miriam Goldberger & Paul Jenkins
Society Meeting August 8, 2022 7:00 PM TBA Cut It Out! The basics of Pruning. Anna Leggatt
Society Meeting September 12, 2022 7:00 PM TBA Light! Most Important, Least Understood. How to Care for your Houseplants. Darryl Cheng
Society Meeting October 24, 2022 7:00 PM TBA Trial Gardens at the University of Guelph. Rodger Tschanz
Society Meeting November 7, 2022 TBA Christmas Design Workshop
Society Meeting December 5, 2022 7:00 PM TBA Preventing Invasive Species. Julia Ruhl
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