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Huntsville Horticultural Society

District 18

About Us

Welcome to the Huntsville Horticultural Society's website.

The Huntsville Horticultural Society was founded in 1925 and is a non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers. Our goal is to promote Horticulture in the Town of Huntsville.

Anyone can join by paying a yearly membership fee. We are open to all age groups and have an active Junior Horticultural Society. Members enjoy a discount at some of our local Garden Centres.

We hold monthly general meetings that feature speakers, demonstrations or workshops. We also offer a yearly Plant Sale, Flower Shows and Garden Tour.

We actively participate in the beautification of Huntsville. We are responsible for purchasing and planting the flowers for 12 raised beds, 14 planters and 3 gardens in the Downtown of Huntsville. In the fall we remove all of these annuals in preparation for winter. The Society is also entirely responsible for maintaining the garden at the Huntsville Public Library. In recent years, we have helped the Parks Department maintain the Veteran's Memorial Garden & plant the gardens at the Brunel Locks and the Summit Flag Garden.


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Our general meeting location is:

Huntsville Salvation Army Community Church
4 Mary Street East
Huntsville P1H 1W4
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The fee to join our society is:

Single Membership $10.00/yr, Family Membership $15.00/yr, Youth (Age 6 to 16) $2.00 /yr, Guest Fee $2.00/ meeting

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Debora Marshall huntsvillehorticulture@outlook.com 705-787-0905
Treasurer Karen Fell
Membership Nancy Huttenlochner 705-789-4087
Flower Show Convenor Bryan MacKenzie 705-784-0414
Beautification Terri Yocum
Garden Tour Debora Heath deboraheath700@gmail.com
Youth Betty Morrison 705-789-1407
General Information:

Our meetings are held on the 2nd TUESDAY of every month from March to November (except July and August). Meetings start promptly at 7:00 P.M. unless otherwise stated. Meetings comprise of a short business section usually followed by a speaker, demonstation or workshop.

Join Us!

Everyone is welcome to join the Huntsville Horticultural Society. Our membership includes novice to expert. We have an active Junior Horticultural Society as well for children aged 6 to 16.

The Huntsville Horticultural Society Membership period is from January to December each year. All renewals are due at the beginning of each year regardless of the month the member originally joined.

Memberships may be purchased at any of our monthly meetings or at special events.

Members enjoy a:
- 10% discount from Huntsville Home Hardware, Dwight Garden Centre, TreeStyle, Hidden Habitat and W.H Perron catalogue.
- $10 off coupon with a minimum $20.00 purchase from Sandhill Nursery
- 10 % discount off Bullock's Independent Garden Centre purchase on a $25.00 or more purchase on May 23rd.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
General Meeting - Speaker May 14 @ 7 pm Huntsville Salvation Army Church
Spring Flower Show May 18 @ 10 am Huntsville Place Mall
Downtown Planting May 29 @ 10 am Main Street East Members meet at the Town Hall. Bring your tools, gloves and hat. Water will be supplied by the Society. Ask Terri about the sweet treat that awaits participants!
Plant Sale June 1 @ 8 am Huntsville Place Mall Sale features locally grown plants from the gardens of Huntsville Horticultural Society members. This year we will also be selling hybridized dallies donated by Near North Dallies! Proceeds help fund Society activities. 8 am to 11 am (while quantities last) (Weather Permitting - Postponement will be announced by 6 am)
General Meeting - Speaker June 13 @ 7 pm Huntsville Salvation Army Church Following a brief business meeting -Rodney Sanger will demonstrate how to use and decorate unused containers .He will be bringing different containers, a variety of annuals, potting soil, and suggested fertilizer. Attendees may purchase annuals from Sandhill Nursery if they wish.
Garden Tour July 13 from 9 am to 4 pm Various locations This self guided tour includes 7 local garden. Maps $10.00 and are available at Sandhill Nursery, The Great Vine and Bullock's Independent Grocer.
Festival of Flowers July 20 Huntsville Place Mall
Potluck, General Meeting, Speaker September 10 @ 6 pm potluck , 7 pm meeting Huntsville Salvation Army Church
D18 Workshop September 28 @ 9 am to 2 pm Huntsville Salvation Army Church Open to members of Horticultural Societies within District 18. Come join us for a fun filled few hours. Registration will be from 9 am to 10 am. Registration is $5.00. Refreshments will be served. Our morning speaker will be Sharon and Jim Bowler who will be educating us with their power point presentation on Winter Hardy Cactus. Sharon will bring along some specimens for anyone who is interested. In the afternoon, Cortney Legros will show us how to make a Burlap Wreath. The cost is $15.00 for anyone who wishes to participate. These wreaths may be decorated for any occasion, but for this meeting we will be choosing to decorate for Autumn. Participants are asked to bring wire cutters and any accessories that they may want to use to decorate the wreath. Bring a bag lunch or purchase one of three meal choices from Seven Main cafe for $15.00. There are four lunch choices. 1. Turkey, spinach, cranberry sauce, almonds, goat cheese wrap 2. Chicken club, lettuce, tomato, shred cheddar cheese and ranch wrap 3. Thai veggie assorted veggies and Thai sauce wrap OR 4. Ham, cheddar, tomato, lettuce and mustard on a pretzel bun. All choices come with either a bowl of soup or a seven main salad. (salad, spinach, strawberries, cranberries, candied pecans and goat cheese with our house maple vinaigrette)Societies are asked to bring 2 or 3 plants for a Silent Auction. There will also be a Draw for a chance to win 3 items. Tickets are 3 for $5.00. Draw prizes are a handmade Solitary Bee House, a handmade Bird house and a beautiful Autumn print. Registration information will be sent to the Societies . Everyone must pre-register and choose their meal by September 9, 2019 Hope to see you out.
General Meeting and Speaker October 8 @ 7 pm Huntsville Salvation Army Church
AGM , Workshop & Christmas Social November 12 @ 7 pm Huntsville Salvation Army Church AGM, Installation of directors, Glass Etching Workshop (Pre-registration required)

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