Societies in Ontario

Parry Sound & District

District 18

About Us

“Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful”. Hazrat Inavat Khan
We think Parry Sound, on beautiful Georgian Bay, is the perfect place for both.

The Parry Sound and District Horticultural Society, aka the Garden Club, has had a rich and long history serving the Parry Sound District. Since 1963 we have been involved in helping out with the Parry Sound town gardens while promoting the protection of the environment. We arrange field trips to see amazing gardens, hold contests relating to gardening and horticulture and set up garden tours. We also hold an annual plant sale around the first weekend in June that sells out very quickly every year. You won’t want to miss it.

The club has monthly meetings at Canadore College on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 pm starting in March through June and September through November. At the meetings we have a variety of interesting speakers that talk about everything from growing giant vegetables to attracting birds and pollinators to the garden. There are hands-on workshops where you can make your own succulent dish garden, Christmas wreath, winter porch planter and floral designs. At our meetings we hold four flower shows each year and a photo competition where members display their creativity and their love of plants and flowers. Currently the club boasts close to 100 members


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Our general meeting location is:

Canadore College
1 College Drive
Parry Sound P2A 0A9
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The fee to join our society is:

$10 per person

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Tabitha Stapleton psoundhorticulture@gmail.com 705 746 6719
Secretary Moreen Piddington psoundhorticulture@gmail.com 705 342 9082
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The club has monthly meetings at Canadore College on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 pm starting in March through June and September through November.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
General Meeting March 27th- 6:00 pm Canadore College Potluck supper meeting. Guest speaker: Georgian Bay Master Gardeners
General Meeting April 24th- 7:00 pm Canadore College Guest speaker: Rob Olsen- "The Importance of Diversity from Seed to Table"
Geranium Tea May 11th- 11:00 to 2:00 Mary Street Centre Join us for an old fashioned Mother's Day Tea, and take home a geranium.
Floral Design Workshop May 22nd- 4:00 pm Canadore College Make a design to enter in the flower show.
General Meeting & Flower Show May 22nd- 4:00 pm Canadore College Spring Flower & Houseplant Show- "New Life" Succulent Workshop
Photo Workshop May 25th- 2:00 to 5:00 pm Joyce Hopkins' home Joyce will prepare you for a season of photographing your garden
Plant Sale June 1st- 8:30 am Canadore College Don't be late- the plants sell quickly!
Floral Design Workshop June 26th- 4:00 pm The Gardens of Parry Sound Make a design to enter in the show
General Meeting & Flower Show June 26th- 7:00 pm The Gardens of Parry Sound Summer Flower Show- "A Day in the Garden" Speaker- Cathy Kavassalis- "Berrylicious"
Garden Tour July 14th- 1:00 to 5:00 pm Town of Parry Sound Take a peek in many lovely gardens around town
Floral Design Workshop September 25th- 4:00 pm Canadore College Make a design to enter in the show
General Meeting & Flower Show September 25th- 7:00 pm Canadore College Fall Flower Show- "Season Finale" Speaker- Tracy Bosley- "Growing Peonies"
General Meeting & Photo Competition October 23rd- 7:00 pm Canadore College Photo Competition- "Sunlight & Shadows" Speaker- Thom Morrisey- "How to Photograph Flowers"
Floral Design Workshop November 27th- 4:00 pm Canadore College Make a design to enter in the show
Annual General Meeting & Christmas Show November 27th- 7:00 pm Canadore College Christmas Design Show- "Let's Decorate" Workshop- Holiday Swags

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