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Wilmot Horticultural Society

District 19

About Us

We are a vibrant, friendly group who love to explore anything and everything about gardening, nature and environmental stewardship. Whether you have a green or black thumb, are a novice, experienced or master gardener, we all have much to learn and share. Join WHS and take some time to grow with us.

As a very active group we offer:
> Monthly meetings with informative speakers
> Gardeners' Show and Share plus a Youth Competition
> Civic Beautification (planting and looking after community gardens around the township)
> Junior Gardeners' Program
> Annual Garden Explosion with a full day of speakers, exhibitors, lunch, laughter and time to relax with old and new friends
> 10% Discount at Colour Paradise, Meadow Acres and Heritage Pet and Garden (garden items only) with a membership
We are looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting!


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Our general meeting location is:

Wilmot Recreation Complex
1291 Nafziger Rd. Meeting Room A, 2nd Floor
Baden N3A 0C4
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The fee to join our society is:

$12 per person

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Judy
Vice President Lisa
Secretary Yvonne
Treasurer Tammy
General Information:

Monthly Meetings:
Second Monday of each month except Jul., Aug. and Dec.
Bring a friend to the free meetings.
Plus, bring a loonie or toonie for the 50-50 draw.
Enjoy some tasty treats after the meeting. Please...Lug-a-Mug
For monthly meeting dates and other events, please see the Event Schedule below.

Join Us!

Volunteer Opportunities with WHS
Look after a community garden - solo or with a friend
Work on a committee (Civic Beautification, Garden Explosion, Junior Gardeners, and more)
Become a board member
Bring treats to a monthly meeting or special event
Help serve refreshments ... just to name a few options!

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Valentines Floral Arrange with Rose Odellment Mon. Jan. 13, 2020 7:30 pm Wilmot Rec. Complex Rose will demonstrate how to create a Valentines floral arrangement (several members will be able to create their own arrangements) and she will also explain how floral judges assess arrangements in competitions. It is also our Annual General Meeting. Come out and hear what our society has done this past year and meet our new board members.
Growing Nut Trees with Elisabeth Burrow Mon. Feb. 10, 2020 7:30 pm Wilmot Rec. Complex Elisabeth from Jewels Under the Kilt, and her husband have a 90+ acre farm where they grow a variety of fruit and nut trees adapted to our climate. They also are award winning artisan nut producers!
Environmentally Sensitive Landscapes in Waterloo Region with Kevin Thomason Mon. Mar. 9, 2020 7:30 pm Wilmot Rec. Complex Kevin will share the Region's policies which protect over 15,000 hectares of land within 4 ESLs. Come and learn where they are and why they are special and important.
GARDEN EXPLOSION Sat. March 21, 2020 9 am -3 pm Steinmann Church, Baden Enjoy a fun filled day of garden related topics with speakers Paul Zammit (Lessons from my Travels, Andrew Judge (The Spiral Garden), Lisa Clifford (Pests, Pets and People in the Garden) and Sabine Calame (Plants Make Me Happy).
Rain Gardens with Becca Robinson, REEP Mon. Apr. 13, 2020 7:30 pm Wilmot Rec. Complex Learn about some practical solutions which will reduce the quantity and improve the quality of the water which flows from your property and at the same time have a beautiful yard. Local gardens will be featured.
Gardeners' Show and Share, WHS Youth Competition and Mennonite Historical Four-Square Gardens with Bob Wildfong Mon. May 11, 2020 7:00 pm Wilmot Rec. Complex Please bring a plant, flower or photo to share with us and listen to Bob speak about a garden which combines vegetables, flowers and herbs in an attractive and practical design.
June Tour TBA TBA A Tour of the Month will be announced closer to the date. Stay tuned!
Jr. Gardeners' Awards and Wildlife Rescue with Deb Lehman and Joy Huggins of Wildlife Haven Wed. Sept. 16, 2020 7:00 pm Wilmot Rec. Complex Come and see some of the wonderful work of our Junior Gardeners. There is also a penny auction which helps to support our amazing Junior Gardeners. Please bring a plant, flower or photo to share with us and listen to Bob speak about a garden which combines vegetables, flowers and herbs in an attractive and practical design.
Ornamentals and Edibles in the Victorian Age with Wendy Shearer Mon. Oct. 5, 2020 7:00 pm Wilmot Rec. Complex Join Wendy, a landscape architect and Cultural Heritage Specialist who was involved in the garden renovations of Castle Kilbride and Dundurn Castle as she speaks about the gardens and plants of Victorian times.
Christmas Program Potluck Dinner with Michael Kelly Cavan Mon. Nov. 9, 2020 6:00 pm Wilmot Rec. Complex Enjoy Michael's melodic tenor voice and gentle wit as he sings, plays and tells stories which provide heartwarming and foot-tapping entertainment.

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