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* COVID-19 meeting update *

Meeting for January, February and March 2023 will be zoom meetings, all other meetings will be in-person


The Guelph Horticultural Society

 is one of 14 societies in District 7 of the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA).  Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Dublin Street United Church in Guelph, ON.  Unless otherwise indicated, meetings start with announcements at 7:30 pm, followed by a speaker on current and relevant horticultural topics, at 8 pm

Our Society's Mission is to 

~ encourage a love for horticulture

~ encourage the cultivation of home gardens and vacant spaces

~ promote conservation

~ promote and assist in plans for civic improvements and beautification of the natural environment

~ interest youth in horticulture


 A Tribute to Monica Bibby 

 Please click above to view the Tribute


 UPCOMING MEETING: (zoom meeting)

The next meeting will be the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:30 pm.

The speaker: Emma Biggs

Speech Title: Trials and Tribulations of a Teenage Tomato Grower

Every year Emma grows hundreds of tomato seedlings to sell, grows about 100 plants in her own garden, and has grown more than 200 varieties over the years. She has grown them all over her yard, from straw bales on the driveway to the garage rooftop, to wicking beds under a black walnut tree. She will share everything you need to do to grow awesome tomatoes, from how to choose varieties, prune, deal with disease, battle pests, save seeds, and more.

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Emma Biggs is a 17-year-old gardener and garden communicator. Her passion is growing tomatoes, trying new, unusual crops, and saving seeds. She raised over 80 tomato varieties in her Toronto garden in 2022 and loves to try weird and wonderful plant projects. Emma shares speaking at libraries, seed exchanges, garden clubs, and garden events. She is the co-host of The Food Garden Life Show and her latest book is Gardening with Emma. Find out what Emma has been up to recently on Instagram @emmabiggs_grows.

Members will receive an invitation to participate in the Zoom meeting.



Ongoing ~ Complimentary Visit to Royal Botanical Gardens for GHS Members

For details about upcoming events, please see Events.



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Guelph Horticultural Society Indigenous Territorial Acknowledgement

The land we cultivate today, and all of Turtle Island, has been under the stewardship of Indigenous peoples, and has been the site of Indigenous tilling for over a thousand years. ...The Guelph Horticultural Society recognizes that the land we work on is ancestral land of the First Peoples and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We offer respect to the First Nation, Inuit, and Metis peoples of this land - past, present and future. We recognize the significance of the Dish with One Spoon Treaty, an old treaty that encourages us to take what we need, leave enough for future generations and keep the dish clean. From this treaty we understand our role in preserving the habitats for the future of all living species. We are grateful for the knowledge of native plants that our Indigenous people share with us. We are grateful and honoured to have the opportunity to gather, celebrate, learn and cultivate this land.

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The Guelph Horticultural Society is a registered charity with a Charitable Registration Number of 11894-9221-RR0001.