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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



Tuesday, September 26rd @ 7:30 pm
General Meeting and Mini Show
Speaker: Marion Jarvie
Topic: "Clematis-Our Most Lovely Vine"

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Marion Jarvie is a passionate plantswoman who has been gardening in Thornhill for over forty years. She loves plants and invites any and all to her garden where you will find the hardiest of varieties side by side with plants from all over the world.

Marion has been involved with both the Toronto and International gardening communities. Marion is an accomplished photographer and enthusiastic educator. She teaches regularly at the Toronto Botanical Garden and has lectured all over North America and in the UK. 



Succulent Xeriscape Dish Garden Workshop — Saturday, October 7KikiWorkshop1.png

1 pm. at 108 Water St. in the coach house behind McCrae House

Succulents and cacti are desert-dwelling plants that enjoy plenty of sunshine and infrequent rainfall due to their unique water-retentive properties! Design, build, and take home or gift a beautiful low-maintenance dish garden of colourful plants, sparkling stones, and natural decorations. All tools and materials provided.

It is “first come first served” with a maximum number of 15 participants. The cost is $35.00.



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.