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Elora and Salem Horticultural Society

District 7

About Us

The Elora and Salem Horticultural Society is celebrating it's 171st 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. For 2021, due to Covid-19, the Plant Sale may be put on hold for now as it's not clear yet whether or not it can be held safely, but there is talk possibly of a Fall Plant Sale....keep checking in for updates, you will not want to miss out.

Plan to attend our monthly garden related meetings which will be held virtually by ZOOM for now, until we can meet in person again. We are still in the process of working out the scheduling, so again please keep checking for updates. Regardless of format, these meetings are a great way to 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 - Lower Level
144 Geddes Street
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 Dawn McClure elorasalemhort@gmail.com 831-8816
Secretary Jude Dowling elorasalemhort@gmail.com 594-1816
General Information:

NEW for 2021..... due to the Society's concern for it's members health and safety due to COVID-19, we will now be holding 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! Or, if you have been thinking about getting one, now is a good time to contact us in order to get one. Our meetings are free, informative, fun and you can attend without leaving your house!
Watch for our newsletters and this webpage for updates. Also don't forget to check out our Facebook page, and "like" 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!

A membership entitles you to attend garden program meetings for free, to receive our Society Newsletter 4 times per year, to participate in one or all of our community programs and also to benefit from our guest speakers and other members experience and gardening knowledge.
Best of all, it 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
Meeting Wednesday, February, 24th~ 7:30pm ZOOM Guest Speaker: David Hobson ~ "Beyond the Pail: Wild Ideas with Pots & Planters (everything for successful planters!)
Meeting Wednesday, March 24 ~ 7:30 pm ZOOM Guest Speaker: David Chapman - "Wild, Weird and Wacky Weather"
OHA District 7 AGM Monday, April 19 ~ 7 pm ZOOM
Meeting Wednesday April, 28 7:30 pm ZOOM Guest Speaker: Darren Heimbecker ~ " New Plants We Should Have In Our Gardens" WhistlingGardens.ca
Plant Sale TBA TBA Friday evening set up, drop off bagged or potted plants
Meeting Wednesday, September 22 ~ 7:30pm TBA Guest Speaker: Shane Lambert ~"Fungi and Outdoor Log Cultivation.
Meeting Wednesday, October 27 ~ 7:30 pm TBA Guest Speaker: Serena Soucy ~ " Unique Flora Found In Victoria and Scouver Island Areas"
Meeting Wednesday, November 24 ~ 7:30 pm TBA Guest Speaker: Michelle Goff ~"Xmas Decorating: Demonstration of Assembling Urns and Swags"
2022 AGM Wednesday, January 26 ~ 7 pm TBA

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