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Dryden & District Horticultural Society

District 14

About Us

Welcome to Our Society. We have been around for 50 years educating people in gardening and making our town beautiful. We offer garden tours, workshops, informative monthly meetings. Good fellowship with suppers through the year. We welcome new members and are excited to have new input. You can keep up to date with what is going on by joining our facebook page/ Dryden Horticultural Society.

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Our general meeting location is:

Dryden Agricultural Center
Dryden P8N2T4
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The fee to join our society is:

Membership $12, Junior $6

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Kathy McConnachie ian.kathymcc@gmail.com (807) 220-0667
Vice President Lee Ann Benson labenson60@gmail.com 221-9392
Secretary Cherie Bousfield Cbousfield0@gmail.com 220-3584
Treasurer Gail Pencoff gailtor@hotmail.com 807 220-3109
General Information:

3rd Tuesday of the Month 7pm

Join Us!

Joins us for Monthly meetings with information on a variety of gardening topics. We have a few suppers though the year, garden tours and workshops. We are trying to play a part in making Dryden beautiful.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Indoor Gardening February 22, 2023 Ag Center Opportunity to learn about indoor gardening options that can fit almost any space and need. See examples of lights and garden systems! And also benefit from the knowledge and insights of professional food producer Ben Feagin from ArgiTech North!
Perennials and Native Plants March 21, 2023 Ag Center An evening to learn from the wealth of knowledge found in our members! Topics to include; Zone 3 Perennials, Native Plants, deadheading, and more.
Protection of the Environment April 18, 2023 Agricultural Center Learn about pollinators, alternatives to lawn, and much more! Spend an evening with Darlene Salter - Monarch Butterfly enthusiast, gardener, advocate and protector for our wild lands.
Blooming time at Schmidt’s May 16/23 Schmidt’s Greenhouse Learn about the season’s new and fabulous trends, see samples of great garden plants, and opportunity to ask questions about plants for your space. The garden center will be open for shopping afterward, and you’ll have the added bonus of a membership discount that evening!
Plant Sale May 16/23 Oxdrift Hall
Oh Deer! Gardening amongst the deer June 20, 2023 Agricultural Center An evening of information about gardening in harmony with our four legged forest friends (who sometimes may feel like foes!)
Family event at Sandy Beach Pavilion August 15, 2023 time to be announced Sandy Beach Pavilion Plant and Picnic Event – bring the children and youth that are part of your life for a fun evening. Including: pot-luck dinner, seed starting station where kids can start some seeds to take home, flower arranging station, fall fair entry mentorship, sign up opportunity for foraging walk, nature and garden photography, and more!
Plant and preserves exchange & produce competition September 19/23 Ag Center An evening of sharing, competition, and opportunity to review the past garden season.
Foraging October 17, 2023 Agricultural Center Northwestern Ontario, what a great place to harvest! Join us for an evening all about foraging in our great backyard!
AGM Extravaganza November 21/23 TBA Taking care of business, and then a great evening of fellowship and sharing the year’s experiences. Dedicated “Bring a Friend” night! Coffee House, Live Music, Seed Exchange, and great company.
Christmas Banquet December 5, 2023 Agricultural Center Come for some good food, lots of fun and fellowship.
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