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* COVID-19 meeting update *

Going forward, society members will have the option of attending monthly meetings either in-person or through a zoom connection. As before, emails will be sent out with the link to the zoom meeting. It is strongly suggested that those attending meetings in-person wear a mask.


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:(In-Person or on-line through Zoom)

Tuesday, September 27th, 7:30 pm through Zoom
General Meeting and Mini Show
Speaker: Lorraine Johnson
Topic: Planting for Pollinators


Join us as we welcome Lorraine Johnson, author of over 10 books on gardening and related topics, to talk about gardening for pollinators. Lorraine is a Cultivation Activist and through her writing and presentations seeks to motivate gardeners to be nature friendly in their activities. Her talk comes at a perfect time as we consider how to treat our gardens before the winter and start planning for next year’s gardening season. Lorraine’s latest book will be available for purchase at Dublin St. United at Tuesday’s meeting for $29.95—cash, cheque or e-transfer accepted.

Members will receive an invitation to participate including the Zoom link.



Terrarium Workshop — Saturday, October 1

Terrarium Workshop.JPG1 pm. at 108 Water St. in the coach house behind McCrae House
Join Senior Floral Designer Kiki Danninger of Blossom Moments as she guides you on how to create your very own customized terrarium in this DIY workshop.

A terrarium is a self-contained ecosystem with its own water cycle. This living piece of art requires little maintenance and minimal water. You will design and assemble a miniature tropical rainforest enclosed in glass. Each participant will be provided with a container, a custom soil mixture, gravel layers, multiple mosses, climbers, and tiny terrarium plants. Decorate your work of art with wee figures, beautiful crystals, natural slate rock, and more. Learn the art of composition and develop the skills to care for your plants through misting and submerging. Take your hand-made creation home to enjoy or give as a distinguished hostess gift. All materials are provided.
Maximum 15 people, Cost: $35
Contact Kiki Danninger: 647-970-6669


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.