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Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society

District 13

About Us

Our society first began in 1908 but was discontinued for 18 years due to World War I. The society was restarted in 1926 and is still going strong today—almost 90 years later!
Our society is a member of the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA), and we send members to the annual convention each year. We are also part of OHA District 13. This district reaches as far north as Sault Ste. Marie and as far south as French River. District meetings require approximately two hours of driving for most societies but the trip is worth it. Attendees are quite lively ensuring that a good time is had by all.
Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society (SSMHS) meet once a month at the United Baptist Church. Programs vary from carousels to expert speakers and are invariably quite interesting. In addition to general meetings, members participate in a wide range of activities such as Seedy Saturday, an annual garden tour and Harvest Supper.
Below is a list of board members and their contact information.


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Our general meeting location is:

The United Baptist Church
41 Malabar Dr.
Sault Ste. Marie P6B 4A6
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The fee to join our society is:

$15 per person

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Denise Berg berg_denise@yahoo.ca (705) 975-6791
Vice-president Martine Teresinski
Secretary Margaret Carruthers
Treasurer Rita West
Past President Suzanne Hanna
General Information:

General meetings are held the first Monday of the month from September to June, unless the first Monday is holiday, in which case the meeting is held the second Monday of the month.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Seedy Saturday February 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Essar Hall, Sault College Speakers share their expertise and vendors sell their wares, as well as fun activities for the kids.
Plant Sale May 23rd, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Willow Grove United Church Annuals and perennials for sale, as well as memberships and gently-used gardening items.

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