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Fergus and District Horticultural Society

District 7

About Us

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!


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Our general meeting location is:

Victoria Park Seniors' Centre
150 Albert St West
Fergus N1M 1X2
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The fee to join our society is:

$10 per person

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Connie Di Pisa fergushorticulture@gmail.com
General Information:

In-person meetings are cancelled due to COVID-19. Typically, our meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (no meetings in July, August and December). Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Join Us!

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.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
January Members' Meeting Thursday, January 28, 2021 Zoom Guest speaker: Mark Zelinski - Niagara, Land between two waters.
February Members' Meeting Wed. February 17, 2021 Zoom Guest Speaker: Serena Soucy- Wildflower Meadow Restoration in British Columbia
March Members' Meeting Wed. March 17, 2021 Zoom Guest Speaker: Anna Leggatt "Now I've got it, where do I put it?"
April Members' Meeting Wed. April 21, 2021 Zoom Guest Speaker: Julia Dimakos - Successful vegetable gardening
May Members' Meeting Wed. May 19, 2021 Zoom Guest Speaker: Robert Pavlis - Tackling Shade
June Members' Meeting Wed. June 16, 2021 Zoom Guest Speaker: Christine Gilhuly “Lazy Gardening”
September Members' Meeting Wed. September 15, 2021 Zoom Guest Speaker: Kat Granger, Seeds of Imbolc, “Preparing Your Garden for Winter”.
October Members' Meeting Wed. October 20, 2021 Zoom Guest Speaker: Dr. David Galbraith “A History of the Canadian Royal Botanical Gardens”
November Members' Meeting Wed. November 17, 2021 Annual General Meeting

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