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Mount Hamilton Horticultural Society

District 6

About Us

The mission of the Mount Hamilton Horticultural Society is to educate and promote an interest in all areas of horticulture and related environmental issues. We are a charitable, non-profit organization. We make substantial donations to the Green Angels Program at the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG), the Hamilton Victory Gardens and the Neighbour to Neighbour Community Gardens. For the last twenty years, our Society has designed and maintained the gardens at Jason's House, a March of Dimes Home in a quiet neighbourhood on the west mountain. We have an ongoing beautification project at the Norman 'Pinky' Lewis Parkette in the north end of the lower city. In 2019, we will be helping to rejuvenate the garden at the West Hamilton Cenotaph which is being rededicated in honour of John Smith, OHA president in 1969 and former president of the MHHS in 1962-63 and 1986-87.

You do not have to live on Hamilton Mountain to join our Society. We welcome anyone from the Hamilton area, and beyond, to become a member.


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Our general meeting location is:

Immanuel Christian Reformed Church
61 Mohawk Road West
Hamilton L9C 1V9
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The fee to join our society is:

$15.00 per person

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Kathryn Spiwak mhhsd6@gmail.com (905) 574-8997
Treasurer Maryann Botts mhhsd6@gmail.com (905) 387-9595
General Information:

The MHHS meets on the 3rd Friday of each month, except May, July, Aug. and Dec. Our annual plant sale is in May. Doors open at 7:00. Meetings start at 7:30. Guest admission is complimentary. Plenty of free parking. Wheelchair accessible. Our new meeting hall is a one floor plan with no stairs. It is bright & warm with superb acoustics.

You will hear a professional speaker, enjoy coffee and tea with baked goods supplied by members and have a chance to win a draw prize. Business meetings are very short. Our brown bag contest is in Feb., March is a craft display by members, April Tools Day, Strawberry Social in June, Pie Night in Oct. There are several mini flower shows, photo contests and a major flower show in either June or Sept. Nov. is our awards banquet with a special speaker.

Join Us!

Any person who joins in September or October becomes a member for the rest of that year plus the following year. Any person who joins our Society for the first time at our annual plant sale in May will receive a 20% discount on their plant purchases at the sale. Members receive a 10% discount at the following nurseries: Satellite Garden Centre, Harper's Garden Centre and Sharples Garden Gallery.

Once again, and we cannot emphasize this enough, you do not have to live on Hamilton Mountain to join our Society. We welcome anyone from the Hamilton area, and beyond, to become a member.

Effective January 2021, the MHHS has a new blog spot. Check us out: https://themounthamiltonhorticulturalsociety.blogspot.com/

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
2021 AGM & Induction of Officers 29 January 2021 @ 7:30 Virtual Zoom Meeting After a short business meeting and induction of Officers, Rob Howard will give a presentation on the following topic: "Around the World (or part of it) in 20 Gardens". Invitations to this Zoom meeting will be sent to members just prior to the event.
General Meeting 19 February 2021 @ 7:30 Virtual Zoom Meeting Catherine McGill, District 6 Director, is our speaker. Her topic: "The Ground is Getting Lower: Tips and Tricks for the Aging Gardener. Invitations to this Zoom meeting will be sent to members just prior to the event.
General Meeting 19 March 2021 @ 7:30 Virtual Zoom Meeting Our speaker is marie Decker, District 6 Secretary. She will be talking about "Herbs and Vegetables". Invitations to this Zoom meeting will be sent to members just prior to the event.
General Meeting 16 April 2021 @ 7:30 Virtual Zoom Meeting Robert Pavlis will talk about "Pruning Trees and Shrubs". Invitations to this Zoom meeting will be sent to members just prior to the event.
Annual Plant Sale 22 May 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 61 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, L9C 1V9 Depending of Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time, it is possible that our annual plant sale may have to be postponed or cancelled. It is scheduled to be held on the Saturday of the Victoria Day long weekend on the west side of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church. Enter the church grounds by the driveway on the east side of the building. \there is plenty of free parking behind the church.
General Meeting 18 June 2021 @ 7:30 Virtual Zoom |Meeting Our June speaker has not yet been booked.
General Meeting 17 September 2021 @ 7:30 Virtual Zoom Meeting Our September speaker has not yet been booked.
General Meeting 15 October 2021 at 7:30 Virtual Zoom Meeting Our October speaker has not yet been booked.
Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet 19 November 2021 at 5:30 Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 61 Mohawk Rd W, Hamilton, L9C 1V9 Because this is an indoor event, Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time will determine if this banquet will go ahead. Our tentatively scheduled speaker is Kathy Renwald. This is a ticketed event and is open to MHHS members and invited guests only.