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Elora and Salem Horticultural Society

District 7

About Us

The Elora and Salem Horticultural Society is celebrating it's 174th year, making us one of the oldest continuously operating societies in the province. We thank our enthusiastic membership for their perseverance in making this a reality.

Come on out and join us. It is very rewarding to be able to participate in the beautification of our community through the planting and maintenance of select community flower beds. Some of the perks of a membership are the opportunities to share gardening stories with other gardeners, or to share some of our over achieving and prized plants.

We also offer an annual Student Bursary, and hold an Annual Spring Plant Sale.

Our monthly garden related meetings will be held in person. Masks are strongly and kindly recommended while inside.
Become a member if you haven't already. Learn from the experience of knowledgeable guest speakers. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner, there is something for everyone.

Happy Gardening!

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Our general meeting location is:

Grandway Events Centre
7445 Wellington County Rd 21
Elora N0B 1S0
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The fee to join our society is:

Adult Membership is $10.00; Junior Membership (6 to 15 years old) ~ $2.00. Annual memberships are valid until December 31st.

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Ann Ironside elorasalemhort@gmail.com
Secretary Dawn McClure elorasalemhort@gmail.com
Membership / Treasurer Alex Graham elorasalemhort@gmail.com
General Information:

Our Society will be held in person, while it is not required, we kindly ask that you do wear a mask while inside.
Our meetings are free, informative, and fun!
Watch for our newsletters, this webpage or our Facebook page to always know what we're up to next.

Come out and learn from our knowledgeable guest speakers.

NOTE changes to the meeting schedule for 2024! Meetings will be held the third Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm at the Grandway Events Centre, in Elora unless otherwise stated.

Join Us!

Come join us! A membership includes free attendance to general garden program meetings. Receive our Society Newsletter 4 times per year. Participate in one or all of our community programs. Learn, share and benefit from our guest speakers and other society members gardening experience and knowledge.
Best of all, your membership helps nurture and inspire the gardener in us all!
To renew your membership or to become a new member, please email elorasalemhort@gmail.com

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Spring Event Wednesday, March 20th at 6:00 pm Grandway Events Centre, Elora Speakers: Ben Caesar "Plants for Edible Landscapes" and Anne Bartlett "Hydrangea 101"
Meeting Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00pm Grandway Events Centre Speaker from Baum Tree Centre
34th Annual Spring Plant Sale Saturday, May 11th ~ 8:00 am until 11:00 am Elora Centre For The Arts Come on out rain or shine! Friday evening set up, drop off bagged or potted plants.
Garden Tour Early July - TBA Elora Tour of Society Member's Garden
Plant Swap Event Saturday, September 18th at 7:00pm Elora Centre For The Arts Plant Swap
Meeting Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00pm Grandway Events Centre Speaker: DJ Hanna & Michelle Smith Topic: Butterfly Gardens for Pollinators and People
Meeting Wednesday, November 20th at 7:00pm Elora Public Library Speaker: Janet Cox , Topic: caring for Small Ornamental Trees
2025 AGM Wednesday, January 15th 6:00pm0pm Aboyne Hall, Wellington County Museum and Archives Guest Speaker and refreshments
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