Societies in Ontario
Fergus and District Horticultural Society
Since 1857, our Society has been dedicated to preserving the horticultural heritage in Fergus, and our Society members work hard to enhance our community’s natural beauty.
Fergus Legion Branch 275
500 Blair Street
Fergus N1M 1S4
$10 per person
We are back to in person meetings! Meetings are held at our new location, the Fergus Legion, on the 4th Wednesday of each month (no meetings in July, August and December). Social time starts at 7:00 p.m. with the presentation portion of the meeting beginning at 7:30.
For information on how to join the Society, see the document below titled "How to Join FDHS".
At each monthly members' meeting, interesting topics will be presented/discussed. The end of each meeting is an opportunity to chat with the speaker(s) and each other while enjoying refreshments provided by our members.
Our Society makes an exceptional contribution to civic beautification through the maintenance of many gardens around Fergus. In their purple Society t-shirts, volunteers known as the “Diggin’ in the Dirt” group gather from spring to fall every Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. at Templin Gardens and then fan out across town.
|January Members' Meeting||Wed. January 19, 2022||Zoom||Guest speaker: Claire McKay - The Peonies at Terry Fox Park|
|February Members' Meeting||Wed. February 16, 2022||Zoom||Guest speaker: Robert Pavlis - Garden Myths|
|March Members' Meeting CANCELLED due to weather||Wed. March 23, 2022||Fergus Legion Branch 275||Guest speaker: Randy McLean - Maple Syrup production. Proof of vaccination and mask wearing is required.|
|April Members' Meeting||Wed. April 27, 2022||Fergus Legion Branch 275||Guest Speaker: Martin Ford - Planting to Maximize Benefits to Humans and the Ecosystem|
|May Members' Meeting||Wed. May 25, 2022||Fergus Legion Branch 275||Guest Speaker: Victoria MacPhail - Bees of Ontario, exploring their diversity & learning how to help|
|Plant Sale||Sat. May 28, 2022 8:00-11:00 a.m.||Stonehouse beside the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex||The Best Bloomin' Plant Sale is back!|
|June Members' Meeting||Wed. June 22, 2022||Fergus Legion Branch 275||Guest Speakers: Toni Ellis and Jessica Trzoch - Maintaining and planting trees, the perfect duo|
|2022 Fergus Garden Tour||Sun. June 26, 2022. 12:30-4:30 p.m.||Various Locations||See Flyer "2022 Garden Tour" below.|
|September Members' Meeting||Wed. September 28, 2022||Fergus Legion Branch 275||Guest speaker: Julie Kron - Growing food in an urban setting|
|October Members' Meeting||Wed. October 26, 2022||Fergus Legion Branch 275||Guest speaker: Paul Kelly - Honey bee health an UofG research and education program|
|November Members' Meeting||Wed. November 23, 2022||Fergus Legion Branch 275||AGM|