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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. Members enjoy a discount at some of our local Garden Centres. We are open to all age groups and have an active Junior Horticultural Society.

We hold monthly general meetings that feature speakers, demonstrations, or workshops. We usually offer a yearly Plant Sale, Flower Shows, and a Garden Tour. The Society also sponsors a bursary for any student graduating from Huntsville High School who is pursuing a course of study in horticulture or a related field.

We actively participate in the beautification of Huntsville. We are responsible for purchasing and planting the flowers for the planters in Downtown Huntsville. In the fall we remove all of these annuals in preparation for winter. We also help plant barrels and cubes that will be placed around town by the Parks Department. The Society is also entirely responsible for maintaining the gardens and barrels 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 Flag Park. As well, in conjunction with the Rotary Club, we planted several new small gardens at Orchard Park and Avery Beach.

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Our general meeting location is:

The Huntsville Public Library
7 Minerva 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 kfellgdanks@gmail.com 705-787-0750
Secretary Shelley Cowan shelleycowan.school@gmail.com 705-783-2046
Membership Nancy Huttenlochner 705-789-4087
Flower Show Convenor open
Beautification Jessie Snell
Youth Shelley Cowan shelleycowan.school@gmail.com 705-783-2046
Garden Tour Shelley Cowan shelleycowan.school@gmail.com 705-783-2046
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, demonstration, or workshop, or vice versa. Participants will be expected to self-screen.

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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 meetings or special events. To mail in a membership, please use the form located at the bottom of the page

Members enjoy a:
- 10% discount from Lake of Bays Garden Centre and Hidden Habitat & W.H Perron catalogue. Please present your card at the time of purchase. Exceptions may apply.

Thank you to our business members Cindy's Gardening&Home Service

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
General Meeting - Speaker Mar 14 @ 7 pm Huntsville Public Library - 7 Minerva Street Street East We will be joined by retired Rick Stronks, retired Chief Park Naturalist of Algonquin Park and self-professed birder. His presentation “Backyard Birding in Muskok will cover : -why we should all go birding -bird-watching tips, tools and techniques -some local backyard birding stories” The business section of the meeting will follow. Free to Members Guests welcome for $2.00 donation huntsvillehorticulture@outlook.com
General Meeting - Speaker April 11 @ 7pm Huntsville Public Library - 7 Minerva Street Street East We will be joined virtually by Anna Leggatt, Horticulturalist, Nature Interpreter, B.Sc. Botany, Self-Proclaimed Mad Gardener. Her topic will be “Japanese Gardening and how we can use some of these features in our gardens." She will talk about the history of gardening in Japan and the basic, classical styles. Various elements will be shown, with images from gardens in Japan and other places. This will touch on elements that can be adapted to add to our own gardens The business section to follow. Refreshments and Door Prizes Free to Members. Membership is $10.00 per year. Guests are welcome for a donation of $2.00 per meeting.
Workshop/Meeting May 9 @ 7 pm Huntsville Public Library - 7 Minerva Street Street East We will be joined by Cathy Gibson of Cottage Cathy's Home Decor and GUfts. Cathy will instruct participants on how topaint Garden Themed signs. PArticpants must register and pay by April 26th. Email huntsvillehorticulture@outlook.com for details and to register.
Spring Plant Sale Not this year 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)
Downtown Planting June @ 9:30 am TBD Behind the Royal Bank Members meet behind the Royal Bank. Bring your tools, gloves and hat.
General Meeting - Speaker June 13 @ 7 pm Huntsville Public Library - 7 Minerva Street Street East & Zoom We will be joined virtually by Sean James - His presentation will be on Rain Gardens. The meeting will have a speaker followed by the business portion of the meeting. The Green Elephant Table will be available.
Garden Tour (2024) 2024 Gardens throughout Huntsville Self Guided Tour of several local gardens $10.00 per person includes a $10.00 coupon for Sandhill Nursery. Chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Lake of Bays Garden Center . Maps will be available at The Great Vine - 36 Main Street East.
Pot Luck, General Meeting, Speaker September 12 @ 7 pm Huntsville Public Library - 7 Minerva Street Street East Speaker -Laura from Hidden Habitat.
General Meeting and Speaker October 10 @ 7 pm Huntsville Public Library - 7 Minerva Street Street East Speaker -Colin Sober Williams
2023 AGM & Workshop November 21 @ 7 pm Huntsville Public Library -7 Minerva Street Street East AGM, Installation of directors, Christmas Social, Gift exchange, awards presentations and workshop TBD(registration required for workshop)
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