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St. Catharines Horticultural Society

District 9

About Us

PRESERVING OUR HERITAGE. PLANTING FOR OUR FUTURE.

The very first meeting of the St. Catharines Horticultural Society was held on June 29, 1857. Since then our members have provided countless hours of volunteer service to make our city more beautiful.

We are a non profit organization. Our members share a common interest in gardening, and a desire to increase their knowledge of plants and other aspects of gardening.

MISSION OF OUR SOCIETY

To provide leadership and assist in the promotion and education in all areas of gardening, horticulture, and environmental issues, thereby beautifying and providing enjoyment for all.

WHAT WE DO
- maintain the gardens at the historic British Methodist Episcopal Church on Geneva St.
- work with the city to keep St. Catharines beautiful by donating funds for parks and other public places.
- provide bursaries and awards for horticultural students
- encourage homeowners to beautify their properties by sponsoring the City's Trillium awards for residential gardens.
- annual garden tour
- annual plant sale

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. ~Gertrude Jekyll

Please consider joining us this year!


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Our general meeting location is:

Grace Mennonite Church
677 Niagara St.
St. Catharines L2M 3R4
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The fee to join our society is:

Annual (January to December) membership dues are $20.00 per person.

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
Past President Jan Harte janharte@msn.com 905-687-1178
General Information:

The Society meets on the third Monday of each month except June, July, August, and December. Meetings are held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Grace Mennonite Church, 677 Niagara St., St Catharines (between Linwell Rd. and Lakeshore Rd.) The doors open at 6:30 p.m. to allow time to get a coffee or tea before the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

November's Meeting is for our Annual General Meeting.

Each meeting includes a guest speaker, refreshments, door prizes, 50/50 draw and information on our many gardening activities.

Visitors are always warmly welcomed. There is a visitor fee of $5.00.

Don't forget to "lug a mug" to enjoy your coffee or tea.

Join Us!

Annual (January to December) membership dues are $20.00 per person. This includes 9 newsletters (Chrysanthemum Chronicles) that are sent by email. We usually sell earlybird memberships during our September and October meetings. The earlybird memberships go into a draw for a free annual membership.

Memberships may be purchased at any meeting.

Memberships are also available at Stems Etc. from Tuesday through Saturday. Stems Etc. is located at Unit 3, 101 Lakeport Rd., St. Catharines.

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