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Russell and District Horticultural Society

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About Us

The Russell and District Horticultural Society is an enthusiastic group of gardeners that live in and around the township of Russell Ontario.

The Russell and District Horticultural Society is a group dedicated to developing interest and education in horticulture in gardeners of all ages. We have a very active juniors group who show what they have grown over the summer at the Russell Fair each year in September.

The Society promotes the protection of the natural environment and the beautification of the community. We hold meetings and educational workshops and encourage the planting of trees, shrubs and flowers in the community. We also hold the annual Living Locally Fair each year to encourage everyone to shop and live locally.

We are always looking for ways to give back to our community. MacDougall Park, a little gem in the heart of Russell village has been looked after by the Society for decades. Working with the local Lion's Club and many, many volunteers, the Society led the charge to build a dry stone bridge in the park. This stunning addition is now a favourite spot for residents and visitors alike. The Society also installed a Children's Reading Garden at the Russell Branch of the library, a Serenity Garden at Russell Meadows Retirement Community and holds two Flower Shows each year. The Society also organizes two annual events - the Living Locally Fair and March it on Out to promote local businesses and organizations and encourage reuse of unwanted items.

We are very proud of our community and love to help make it even more beautiful!


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Our general meeting location is:

Russell Meadows Retirement Community
475 Church Street
Russell K4R 0A9
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The fee to join our society is:

$10 per person ($7 per junior member)

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Grace Stapper info@russellgardeners.ca
Secretary Connie Johnston info@russellgardeners.ca
General Information:

We are not meeting right now due to COVID-19, which makes us very sad, but we have great plans for when we are able to get together once again.

Usually we meet at 7pm every third Monday of the month, except for July and August when we take a break to spend more time in our gardens!

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Our annual memberships is only $10 a year per person which is the best bargain in town!

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Annual Plant Sale Saturday, May 18, 2019 MacDougall Park, Craig Street There will be plants from members' gardens as well as vegetables grown by students from the local high school.

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