Societies in Ontario
Ripley and District Horticultural Society
The Huron Horticultural Society was organized March 8, 1927 and over time became the Ripley and District Horticultural Society. The society proudly celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2017.
Over the years the RDHS initiated many beautification projects throughout the village of Ripley. Some flower beds continue to be planted and maintained in these same locations. Public gardens and containers throughout the village of Ripley and Point Clark are planted and maintained by members including a rose garden on the main street, at the public library and the cemetery.Trees have been planted at the former Huron Villa and Ripley Cemetery dedicated to the memory of deceased members, for present members in recognition of outstanding service and in local parks for public enjoyment.
Membership hovers firmly around the 50 member mark which includes 8 life members and a 20-member board. The annual program includes a flower show and tea room in May or June on alternate years, a garden tour in the summer, plant sales, 6 or 7 speakers during the year, participation in the fall fair parade with a float and a Christmas greenery auction during the November Christmas potluck lunch.
The society also supports an active youth group and local community organizations and beautification projects with financial assistance.
Ripley-Huron Community Centre
17 Queen Street
Ripley N0G 2R0
$12 per person
The Ripley and District Horticultural Society meets the third Wednesday of the month January to June, September to November. Most meetings begin at 1:30 pm with the exception of June and September and generally last 2 hours.
Most meetings include a speaker and refreshments. Members bring their own mug.
Special events include: a March Break meeting combining adult and youth members in a fun educational program; community plant sale in May; spring flower show; summer garden tour; participation in the Ripley Fall Fair parade; holiday potluck lunch and greenery auction in November.