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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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The fee to join our society is:


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). Our AGM in January 16, 2023 will be held at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 469 Elmira, 11 First St. E., Elmira.
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 January 16, 2023 at 6 p.m. (speaker at 7:30) Royal Canadian Legion Branch 469 Elmira James Graham "Ramblings: Learning from the Past; Preparing for the Future"
Speaker Monday Feb. 20, 2023 at 7 p.m. St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira (Wyatt St. entrance) Karin Davidson-Taylor (RBG) "Healing Plants"
Speaker Monday March 20, 2023 at 7 p.m. St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira (Wyatt St. entrance) Janet Cox "Garden Goddess: Defining Your Personal Garden Style"
Speaker Monday Apr. 17, 2023 at 7 p.m. St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira (Wyatt St. entrance) DJ Hanna "Butterfly Rangers and Pollinator Gardens"
Plant Sale Drop-off Friday May 12, 2023 at 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 13, 2023 from 8 a.m.-noon North side of Elmira Home Hardware, 22 Church St. W., Elmira, ON Outdoor event
Speaker Monday June 19, 2023 at 7 p.m. St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira (Wyatt St. entrance) Lorraine Kuepfer "Nature As A Healer"
Garden Tour Saturday July 8, 2023 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
Off-site experience Monday Sept. 18 2023 at 6:30 p.m. Elmira Nature Reserve & The Habitats, Elmira park at 96 S. Field Dr., Elmira (opposite Conestoga Contracting) ; outdoor footwear recommended
Zoom Speaker Monday October 16, 2023 at 7 p.m. Zoom link sent ahead Mike Prong "Fusion Gardening"
Make 'n Take Monday Nov. 20, 2023 7 p.m. Location TBA topic TBA
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