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Stratford and District Horticultural Society

District 10

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The Stratford and District Horticultural Society was founded in 1878. Our floral emblem is the Iris, which is also the civic flower of Stratford. The Society is vibrant with over 200 members of all ages and horticultural backgrounds.

We are responsible for planting & managing selected annual beds, perennial beds and library plantings around the City of Stratford.

We hold an annual plant sale in May where we sell perennials, annuals and herbs donated by members from their gardens.

Our Garden Tour – held the first Sunday in July – is a popular event showcasing eight private gardens.

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Our general meeting location is:

Army Navy Hall
151 Lorne Ave. E.
Stratford N5A 6S4
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The fee to join our society is:

$15 per person per year

General Information:

Open to all; meeting 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Program subject to change.

February 6, 2023 - “Houseplants to Consider”, Jim Mabee, Judge, OHA District 10

March 6, 2023 - “Uncommon Vegetables; Common Pests”, Prof. Amy Turnbull, Fanshawe College

April 3, 2023 - “Integrated Pest Management”, John Close, Earthbound Gardens

May 1, 2023 - “Cook What You Grow”, Chef Murray Zehr, Author

September 11, 2023 - “Garden Myths, Legends, Folklore”, Lorraine Kuepfer, Stratford Master Gardener (MG)

October 2, 2023 - “Fall Perennials”, Heinke Thiessen, MG

November 6, 2023 - “Container Perennial Trials”, Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph

December 4, 2023 -Annual General Meeting – “Big Ideas for Small Gardens” - Paul Gellatly, “The Tattooed Gardener”

See Calendar Section for more details

Join Us!

Receive discounts at numerous landscape and garden shops upon presentation of membership card.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Plant Sale Sat. May 27 To Be Announced, Stratford Perennials, shrubs and trees, and flower and vegetable seedlings provided by members are for sale.
Garden Tour Sun. July 2 To Be Announced, Stratford Visit eight private gardens within Stratford.
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