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Elora and Salem Horticultural Society

District 7

About Us

The Elora and Salem Horticultural Society is celebrating it's 172nd 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 virtually by ZOOM unless otherwise stated. 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:

By ZOOM.
A link will be sent out to registered members before each meeting.
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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
Secretary elorasalemhort@gmail.com
Membership / Treasurer Alex Graham elorasalemhort@gmail.com
General Information:

Our Society will continue to hold our meetings virtually by ZOOM until further notice. A zoom link will be emailed to our membership prior to the meetings. Make sure your membership is up to date. If you have been thinking about getting one, now is a good time to contact us.
Our meetings are free, informative, fun and you can attend without leaving your house!
Watch for our newsletters and on this webpage for updates. Also don't forget to check out our Facebook page, and "like" & "follow" us so you will always know what's coming up next.

Learn from knowledgeable guest speakers. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm unless otherwise stated.

Join Us!

Come join us! A membership includes free attendance to 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
2022 Meeting Wednesday, February 23 ~ 7:30pm ZOOM "Soggy Boggy Gardening" ; Speaker: Grey County Master Gardener
Meeting Wednesday, March 23 ~ 7:30 pm ZOOM Pollinator Gardens" ; Speaker: Grey County Master Gardener
2022 OHA District 7 AGM Saturday, April 23 ~ 10:30 am ZOOM Hosted by Orangeville & District Hort Society
Meeting Wednesday, April 27 ~ 7:30 pm ZOOM "A Fresh Look At Gardening" ; Speaker: Cathy Kavassalis
Spring Plant Sale Saturday, May 14 ~ 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.
Meeting Wednesday, September 28 ~ 7:30pm ZOOM "Bulbs For All Seasons" ; Speaker: Grey County Master Gardener
Meeting Wednesday, October 26~ 7:30 pm ZOOM "Rejuvenating Gardens" ; Speaker: Grey County Master Gardener
Meeting Wednesday, November 23 ~ 7:30 pm ZOOM "Culinary Herbs"; Speaker: Grey County Master Gardener
2023 AGM Wednesday, January 25 ~ 7:30pm TBA TBA
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