Societies in Ontario
Elmira & District Horticultural Society (Woolwich Gardeners)
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.
St. James Lutheran Church
60 Arthur St. S.
Elmira, Ontario N3B 2M9
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 offering).
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!
|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)||Thelma Beaubien "Gardening For Butterflies"|
|Garden Tour||Saturday July 9, 2022 9 a.m.-2 p.m.||Elmira and area Gardens||Outdoor activity|
|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|