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Ancaster Horticultural Society

District 6

About Us

Ancaster Gardeners are a group of over 300 enthusiastic members whose mission is to beautify the Ancaster community while encouraging people to get involved and "come dig with us".

Ancaster Gardeners are a friendly group and we welcome visitors and guests at any time. You will find our members are all very approachable, cover all age groups and are only too willing to exchange gardening information!

Come out and join us - we'd love to see you there!

Our Plant Sale is our major fundraising event of the year and supports the Municipal plantings and educational programs of the Horticultural Society within our community. It's held at the Food Basics Plaza in Ancaster on the Saturday of the Victoria Day weekend every year from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. come rain or shine!

We organize and judge the Ancaster Trillium Awards, which take place in June and July each year, for the 125 prettiest front gardens in Ancaster. The award ceremony is held in August at Fieldcote Park and Museum.

Our gardening crews plant and maintain the Municipal Gardens at 3 locations in Ancaster and the gardens on the grounds of Fieldcote Museum.

We provide a Bursary annually to a student in the Horticulture Technician program at Mohawk College.

For further information on our Society, check out our social media links below. Our website is: ancasterhort.org or follow us on: Instagram at @hortancaster, Twitter at @hortancaster or Facebook at "Ancaster Horticultural Society".

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Our general meeting location is:

Ancaster Old Town Hall
310 Wilson Street West
Ancaster L9G 2B9
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The fee to join our society is:

$10.00 for a single member and $15.00 per couple or family. Please make cheques payable to the Ancaster Horticultural Society and send to: P.O. Box 81056, Ancaster, ON L9G 4X1 and be sure to indicate your full name, address and phone number. If you prefer, you can pay your membership on the evening of the meeting you attend.

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
Executive Council and Website Editor. Donna Parker ancasterhort.socy@gmail.com
Executive Council and Treasurer. Bob Wilt ancasterhort.socy@gmail.com
Executive Council and Secretary. Lorraine Held ancasterhort.socy@gmail.com
Executive Council and Program Betty Howitt ancaster hort.socy@gmail.com
General Information:

Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, except for July, August and November. Our evenings begin at 7:30 p.m. with a 15 minute social time when tea, coffee and and snacks are served. Our business meetings begin promptly at 7:45 p.m. followed by our speaker for the evening.

We are located at the Old Town Hall in Ancaster, 310 Wilson Street West in Ancaster - right next to the Ancaster Library - please enter the building through the side door off the parking lot.

Join Us!

The Ancaster Horticultural Society is a registered non-profit organization. Your support is appreciated.
A receipt is provided for all donations. All proceeds from fund raising and donations support our
garden activities in Ancaster, our bursary program, and our educational speakers and activities.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Plant Sale Sat. May 21, 2022 Food Basics Plaza, Ancaster Huge variety of perennials, shrubs, heirloom tomatoes, herbs
Heirloom Tomato Plant sale Pre orders Large variety of Heirloom tomatoes
Ancaster Trillium Awards July 2022 Ancaster front gardens Annual nomination & awards to the 125 prettiest front gardens in Ancaster. Award ceremony Aug. 20, 2019
Decorate Old Town Hall for Christmas Wed. Dec. 7 Ancaster Old Town Hall Bring your secateurs & join the decorating fun.
Whistling Gardens tour Weds June 1 carpooling, contact society great day out at whistling gardens with gardening friends
Tour of Shawn & Ed's micro brewery Tuesday June 21 carpooling, contact society touring & tasting
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