Note: $5.00 for non-members.
At our monthly meetings there is always a knowledgeable speaker who talks on some aspect of horticulture and gardening. There are also various activities such as gardening demos, plant exchanges, flower shows, information sharing, etc. An evening with a Pot Luck supper and speaker is held in March, while in November our annual holiday evening takes place. Click on "Meetings" to learn more.
The Society is fortunate to have the following nurseries offer discounts to our members: Royal City Nursery; Meadowville Garden Centre; Brock Road Nursery; Knapp's Country Market and Nurseries. Members also receive discounted costs to Society workshops and trips.
Members may enter our flower shows and win cash prizes and awards. Shows are held in conjunction with the April, May, September and October meetings. A larger show, open for public viewing, is held in July.
Workshops and Trips:
Workshops on various aspects of horticulture and flower arranging are held periodically. A bus trip to Canada Blooms takes place in March. Click on "Events" to see all that is planned.
As a member you receive a newsletter three times a year. Members also receive a yearbook with detailed information on all Society activities.
The Society contributes to the beautification of Guelph at five locations in the city: IODE Cross of Sacrifice plantings beside Via Rail Station; Markle Park planting on Cardigan Street; Frank Cotter Memorial planting on Edinburgh Road; GCVI sign planting on Paisley Road.
Other Society Events:
March - Bus Trip to Canada Blooms; May - Plant Sale; July - Flower Show; July - Garden Tour. See "Events".
District 7 Events (open to Society members):
As part of the District 7 of the provincial Ontario Horticultural Association (O.H.A.) members are welcome at the following District event. April - District meetings with two speakers (hosted in 2013 by Fergus), April - Landscaping workshops, Orangeville; July - O.H.A. Convention in Thunder Bay; October - District meeting with two speakers (hosted by Guelph Society).