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Elora and Salem Horticultural Society

District 7

About Us

The Elora and Salem Horticultural Society is celebrating it's 173rd 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.

NEW exciting update for 2023!!!...Our monthly garden related meetings will be held in person once again. Masks are strongly 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:

Elora Public Library
144 Geddes St.
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 Jude Dowling elorasalemhort@gmail.com 594-1816
Vice President Ann Ironside elorasalemhort@gmail.com
Secretary John Medley 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. Meetings will be held the third Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the Elora Public Library 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
2023 Meeting Thursday, February 16 Grandway Events Centre, 7445 Wellington County Rd 21, Elora Doors Open 6 pm, Tickets required. Vendors, Door Prizes, Refreshments! Guest Speakers: Sean James "Rain Gardens" and Guinevere Kern "Healing Gardens"
Meeting Wednesday, March 15 ~ 7:30pm Elora Library Speaker: Joanna Baars, "All Seasons at the Greenhouse"
Meeting Wednesday, April 19 ~ 7:30 pm Elora Library Speaker: Janet Cox, "Pruning for Plant Health & Beauty"
Spring Plant Sale Saturday, May 13 ~ 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
Presentation Saturday, September 16 ~ 2:00pm Whiffletree Farm & Nursery, Elora One hour presentation, rain or shine.
Meeting Wednesday, September 20 ~ 7:30pm Elora Library Speaker: Julia Kron, "Knowledge of Composting"
Meeting Wednesday, October 18 ~ 7:30 pm ZOOM Speaker: Ann Joyner, "Birds in the Garden"
Meeting Wednesday, November 15 ~7:30pm Elora Library Speaker: Mike Barber, "The Life of Honey Bees and Their Swarm"
2024 AGM Wednesday, January 17 ~7:00pm TBA Guest Speaker and refreshments
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