AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY OF CANADA
A non-profit organization whose members grow African Violets and other related plants. Membership includes a subscription to “Chatter” which is the quarterly publication of AVSC.
349 Hyman Dr, Dollard des Ormeaux, QC, H9B 1L5
Annual membership: $15 Individual, $17.50 Family
Contact: Irene Henry, Membership Chair
AGINCOURT GARDEN CLUB
A non-profit club to encourage interest and improvement in gardening in the community. Monthly meetings Sept.-June on the second Monday of each month 8-10pm, with guest speakers and work-shops. Seasonal flower shows, public planting programs, Spring Plant Sale (May 14 9am-noon) and Annual Flower & Vegetable Show (September 10th 2pm-4:30pm). Meetings at Knox United Christian Education Centre, 2575 Midland Ave., Scarborough, ON. Annual membership: $15 per family
Contact: Bruce Vodden, President (416) 298-0984
AJAX GARDEN CLUB
Meets 7:30pm at the Royal Canadian Legion, 111 Hunt Street on the third Monday monthly, February through June, September through November.
Annual membership: $12 individual.
ALBERTA HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION
Promotes horticulture as a hobby and recreational activity, provides learning opportunities for individuals and affiliate clubs, hosts an annual conference, conducts a bi-annual horticultural show.
Annual membership: $15
Contact: Amold F. Pittao, Sec. (780) 875-7123, Fax: (780) 875-0444
ALBERTA REGIONAL LILY SOCIETY
The Alberta Regional Lily Society (ARLS) was formed in 1985 by lily growers and hybridizers with a mandate:
* To promote interest in growing lilies and to act as a source of information to Society members and to the gardening public for the genus Lilium and other Liliaceae.
* To encourage lily breeding and to recognize achievements in the field.
* To sponsor the sale and exchange of lily bulbs to promote the growing of the genus Lilium and other Liliaceae.
* To sponsor and support lily displays, shows and outdoor plantings, and to give suitable awards to deserving recipients.
* To co-operate with other societies and groups with similar interests.
* To operate as a non-profit organization.
Annual Membership: Individual: $10.00. Family: $15.00 includes quarterly Newsletter.
Address: P.O. Box 68138 Bonnie Doon, Edmonton, AB T6C 4G0
Contact: Laurie Hepper, President
BC LANDSCAPE & NURSERY ASSOCIATION
Voice for BC landscape horticulture industry, representing wholesale nursery growers, garden centre retailers and professional landscapers.
Contact: #101, 5830-176A St., Surrey, BC V3S 4H5, (604) 574-7772
Trade website: www.CanadianNursery.com
BEAVERTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Started in 1922, our society is still going strong. We meet on the last Thursday of each month in the Presbyterian church, at John and Simcoe streets in Ceaverton, at 7:30pm till about 9:00pm. Annual membership fee is $10.00 per annum.
BOBCAYGEON & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at the Knox Presbyterian Church, Joseph Street. 7:00 pm – Coffee, tea, dessert & fellowship. 7:30pm – Meeting.
February 21, 2008 – New bulbs for 2008 and Old Standbys. Speaker: Roger Hill, Hill’s Florist of Lindsay.
March 20, 2008 – Late Blooming Perennial. Speaker: Anna Mizyn, Anna’s Perennials Nursery and Garden.
April 17, 2008 – Native Plants, News of Ecology Garden. Speaker: Cathy Dueck, Ecology Garden, Peterborough.
Contact: Sandra Parsons
BRONTE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Educational monthly garden meeting with great speakers.
Location of meetings: John Colbourne Recreation Centre, 1565 Old Lakeshore Road, Oakville
Membership fees: $15 per year
Contact: Barry Catley
BROOKLIN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Meets at the Brooklin United Church, Cassels Road, at 8pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month, February through June, August through November.
Contact: Jenny-Lynn Gasparek
BURLINGTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Seniors Centre, Burlington, at 7:30pm. Monthly speakers, seasonal flower shows.
Volunteer opportunities around the community.
$15 yearly membership.
Non-profit, helping Calgary gardens grow since 1908. Mandate to educate, promote & encourage gardening. Newsletter, spring & fall plant exchanges, private garden viewing, workshops, internet discussion groups, discounts, library, Springtime Serenade Garden Show. 208-50 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2S 2S1
Annual membership: $32 idividual, $200 corporate, $42 family
Contact: Tel: (403) 287-3469 Fax: (403) 287-6986
CANADIAN BEGONIA SOCIETY
To encourage and promote the interest in begonias. To encourage the development of new varieties of begonias. To provide a reliable source for information on growing begonias. To provide an opportunity for interested growers to meet, grow, share and show begonias.
CANADIAN CHRYSANTHEMUM & DAHLIA SOCIETY
Promotes the cultivation of chrysanthemums and dahlias, and develops the friendship that goes with it. General Meetings are held at the Civic Garden Centre, Lawrence Avenue East at Leslie Street, Toronto on the last Thursday of the month in January, February, March, April, May, June, August and October. More info is available on our website.
Annual membership: $20 within Canada, $20 outside Canada
Contact: Al Dormer , CCDS President , Phone 905-432-7972.
CANADIAN IRIS SOCIETY
A non-profit organization with the objective to encourage, improve and extend the cultivation of the genus iris and to collaborate with other societies for this purpose. A Society primarily for the amateur gardener who enjoys growing irises. Newsletter published four times a year, shows, auctions and sales.
Annual membership: $15; $35 for three years
CANADIAN ORGANIC GROWERS INC.
A Canada-wide charitable organization with more than 2000 members. COG promotes organic growing in order to build healthy local communities and ecosystems. Canadian Organic Growers — National Office 323 Chapel Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 7Z2.
CANADIAN PEONY SOCIETY
The Canadian Peony Society (CPS) fosters the cultivation, collection and breeding of peonies, and, through educational materials and presence at horticultural events across the country, seeks to build a better understanding of the suitability of this plant for Canadian gardens. We encourage the sharing of information within our membership and beyond, and are actively involved in establishing and helping to maintain a number of public peony gardens from coast to coast. We hold one major annual show a year in one of our five regions, and publish four newsletters annually. The CPS also has a member’s only root sale each fall, as well as a seed sale.
Annual membership: $15. $40 for three years, $65 for five years.
Contact: CPS Membership Chair, Box 69507, 109 Thomas Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 7R4.
CANADIAN ROSE SOCIETY
Canada’s National Rose Society is devoted exclusively to the extension and improvement of the culture of the Queen of Flowers. Annual single membership includes a Rose Annual “The Rosarian”, a magazine, published twice a year, “The Composter”, a newsletter published five times a year to keep you up to date on rose events as they happen, as well as rose personalities and gardens. The Canadian Rose Society, P.O. Box 41262, 4141 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 5C9.
Annual membership: $30
COBOURG HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
The Cobourg Horticultural Society, aka Cobourg Garden Club, meets monthly from February to June and September to December at the IOOF Hall, 412 Victoria Street, on the northeast corner of University and Victoria. Meetings feature speakers and demonstrations, a members’ photo competition and a mini show. Other club activities include a huge plant sale held annually in May, a major summer flower and vegetable show, members’ garden tour and a bus tour to gardens and garden centres in other communities. The CHS also maintains some public gardens in Cobourg and participates in numerous community events.
Annual membership: $10 single, $15 family
Contact: Judith Goulin, PO Box 294, Cobourg, ON, K9A 4K8
COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM
Beautification and environmental program through community involvement. 112 Terry Fox, Kirkland, QC H9H 4M3
Annual membership: $32 idividual, $200 corporate, $42 familiy
COMPOSTING COUNCIL OF CANADA, THE
National non-profit organization to advocate and advance composting and compost usage in Canada. Annual national composting awareness week held first week of May. 16 Northumberland St, Toronto, ON M6H 1P7
Contact: Susan Antler, Executive Director
CRAMAHE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, THE
The Cramahe Horticultural Society meets at the Keeler Centre, 22 Division Street, Colborne. 7:00pm the third Tuesday of each month except July, August and December. Membership is $15 single, $25 family, $5 youth.
Contact: Shirley Ross
The largest garden club in Etobicoke, monthly meetings at Lambton Kingsway School, Prince Edward Drive. Speakers, flower shows, plant sales, workshops, community gardening activities, youth program, guests welcome.
Annual membership: $15
Contact: Diane Pettet, Tel: (416) 233-9292
Evergreen is a national non-profit environmental organization with a mandate to bring urban communities and nature together for the benefit of both. It engages people in creating and sustaining healthy, dynamic outdoor spaces in our schools, our neighbourhoods and our homes. Evergreen motivates people to create and sustain healthy, natural outdoor spaces and gives them the practical tools to be successful. 355 Adelaide St. West, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 1S2
Contact: Toll-free: 1(888) 426-3138, Fax: (416) 596-1443
FarmFolk/CityFolk: where farm and city meet, working together for a sustainable, local food system. We work in 3 program areas: FOODLANDS — access to and protection of farmland; FOOD PRODUCERS — supporting our local farmers and food producers; FARM/CITY — education, communication & celebration of our local food system. Members are committed to a just and sustainable food system. 1937 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1J2.
Annual membership: $30 regular, $50 family
Organizational memberships: $100 farm or non-profit, $250 small business, $500/1,000+ corporate
Contact: Tel: (604) 730-0450 Toll-free: 1(888) 730-0452 Fax: (604) 730-0451
GERANIUM, PELARGONIUM AND FUCHSIA SOCIETY OF ONTARIO
The society’s purpose is to educate the public about the growing and propagation or geraniums, pelargoniums and fuchsias; preserve and cultivate old varieties, as well as produce new hybrids, of geraniums, pelargoniums and fuchsias. Four events are held each year in February, May, August and November at the Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Ave., E. Newsletters are published quarterly.
Annual membership: $15/address
Contact: Anne Austin (416) 282-5252
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETIES OF PARKDALE & TORONTO
We are a recognized not-for-profit that helps to make possible numerous public gardens (our Garden Projects) that make for a more livable city. To do so, we raise funds through various events like garden tours, book sales, and our popular annual Plant Fair (held the Saturday before Mother’s Day). Additionally, we are committed to the encouragement of gardening in schools, and to outreach that makes gardening accessible to those of all ages and physical or mental abilities. We believe that some things, like gardens, can cut through all boundaries and open the door to mutual understanding.
Join us at our meetings and listen to informative, insightful talks on all manner of horticulture. If you wish to officially join, membership includes 8 talks, access to rare and unusual seeds/plants, discounts at select nurseries, use of the society’s library, a subscription to our newsletter, special invitations and offers available only to members, and a wonderful opportunity to connect with friendly and helpful gardening enthusiasts!
P.O. Box 30023, 1938 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario M6P 4J2
Annual membership: $20 Individual, $25.00 Family
Contact: Barbara Japp, President
Facebook: @parkdaletorontohort Twitter: @PTHort
INTERNATIONAL LILAC SOCIETY
An association to promote and educate about lilacs.
1510 Pine, Mascouche, QC J7L 2M4
Annual membership: $25
Contact: Frank Moro, Executive VP International Lilac Society Canada
Provincial trade association representing landscape horticulture and related affiliations. 65 Celtic Dr, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3G5
Contact: Michelle LaVigne
Tel: Toll-free: 1(877) 567-4769
LINCOLN GARDEN CLUB AND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Meetings are the 3rd Saturday of the month except May (which is our Plant Sale on the 2nd Saturday), June, July and August.
Annual membership: $5
We are active and energized members who help to beautify the Niagara area. Join us and bring a friend.
LLOYDMINSTER HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Promotes horticulture as a hobby and recreational pursuit in Lloydminster and vicinity and to conduct such activities as will foster this purpose. Activities include: Borderscapes — an all-day horticultural opportunity and early spring educational seminars.
Contact: Tel: (613) 216-0741 or 1-888-375-7383 Fax: (613) 236-0743
Annual membership: $3
Contact: Amold F. Pittao, President, Tel: (780) 875-7123, Fax: (780) 875-0444
NEWMARKET GARDEN CLUB
A non-profit club established in 1926. We are a friendly group of experienced and beginner gardeners and welcome new members and guests.
Monthly meetings January – November on the third Tuesday of each month 8-9:30pm (Please note: August meeting will be on the 13th for 2013 only). Interesting and knowledgeable guest speakers, draw prizes and refreshments at each meeting.
Members enjoy our annual summer Garden Tour, Bus Trip, seasonal fower competitions and November Potluck Dinner.
Meeting location: Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket, ON
Contact: Lesley Mitchell. 647-517-3473
Annual membership: $15 single / $20 couple / $25 family / $2 guests
NORTH AMERICAN NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY
Dedicated to the study, conservation, cultivation, and restoration of N. America’s native flora. Quarterly newsletter “The Blazing Star”, Seed Exchange, annual spring plant sale, garden excursions, workshops. NANPS is a registered charitable organization. Donations are tax creditable in Cda. PO Box 84, STN D, Etobicoke, ON M9A 4X1
Annual membership: $20 in Canada; US $20 per year outside Canada
NORTH TORONTO HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Meets 7:30pm at Toronto Botanical Garden, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Studios 1, 2 & 3 on the seoncd Tuesday monthly January through July, September through November with Members’ garden tours in July and Potluck Dinner and Short Slide Show Festival in November.
Single Membership: $20 and Family $30
Contact: Director of Recruiting – Margaret Bennet-Alder email@example.com
NORTH YORK GARDEN CLUB
Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month, at St Luke’s Lutheran Church (downstairs), 3200 Bayview Avenue (corner of Finch & Bayview) at 8:00 p.m. We have guest speakers at our meetings, an annual plant sale in May and a Flower and Vegetable Show in September.
For more information about our club please visit us or explore our website at www.northyorkgardenclub.ca
A non-profit organization whose main purpose is to promote and educate the gardening public about daylilies.
Annual membership: $15 single, $20 family
ONTARIO DELPHINIUM CLUB
Promotes the growing of English Delphiniums from open and hand pollinated seeds. Five colours are available. Annual family membership includes a package of free open pollinated mixed seed and 4 newsletters. 4691 Highway 7A, RR1, Nestleton, Ontario, L0B 1L0
Annual membership: $10
Contact: Christine Gill
ONTARIO HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION
Umbrella organization for over 280 local societies. Major association event is the annual convention held in July or August yearly. Address: Ontario Horticultural Association, c/o Kelly Taylor, OHA Secretary. 448 Paterson Avenue, London, ON N5W 5C7.
Tel: (519) 452-864
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
ONTARIO HOSTA SOCIETY
Specializing in hostas. 4 Rayburn Court, Bolton, Ontario L7E 0A8.
Contact: Sandra Shrieve, Tel: (866) 742-7155
Annual membership: $15
ONTARIO ROCK GARDEN & HARDY PLANT SOCIETY
A chapter of the N.American Rock Garden Soc. promoting rock gardening with lectures, journal (10 issues) plant sales, seed exchange, garden visits, etc. Meets at the Toronto Botanical Gardens, 777 Lawrence Ave E, N. York usually on the 2nd Sun of the month at 1pm. Sept-May.
Annual membership:$25 individual, $30 family, $30 overseas
ONTARIO WATER GARDEN SOCIETY
Meets six times a year at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, 6 Garamond Court (Don Valley Pkwy & Eglinton Ave. East) with one or two garden tours and a plant sale in June. 4691 Highway 7A, Nestleton, Ontario, L0B 1L0. Guests are always welcome. For further info call Jake Doehler 416-438-4862.
Annual membership: $20 includes 6 newsletters
ORANGEVILLE AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Our monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm at the Orangeville Seniors Centre located at 26 Bythia Street. Annual fee is $10 single or $15 couple. Guest speakers each month, free parking, seasonal flower show, community involvement, plant sales, workshops, newsletter, etc.
Website: www.Orangeville and District Horticultural Society
ORCHID SOCIETY, ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS
Monthly meetings cover orchid culture, new world species, maintaining display collection at RBG, Alex Parker Flasking Lab for Orchid Species, propagation and native orchid study group. Meetings every 3rd Sunday 2pm.
Annual membership: $15
PICKERING HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – District 17
Meets on the second Tuesday of each month, starting at 8:00 p.m. at the Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Road, O’Brien Room at rear. (Some exceptions do apply so check Activity Dates for details.) Anyone who is interested in gardening and plants, whether trees and shrubs, flower beds, vegetables, houseplants, floral arrangement or the environment is invited to join.
PRAIRIE PEONY SOCIETY
Promotes knowledge of peonies and their culture, holds educational meetings and an annual show in Regina, SK, and publishes a newsletter 3 times a year.
Annual membership: $10
Contact: Brian Porter, President
Founded in 1914, members participate in plantings and town beautification projects. Monthly meetings first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the McConaghy Seniors Centre, 10,100 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. Guest speakers, flower shows, garden visits, plant sale and photography contest are among the activities.
Annual membership: $25 single, $40 family. Guests $5 per meeting.
SASKATCHEWAN ROSE SOCIETY
Promotes the growing and enjoyment of roses through its annual show, seminars, the “Rose Rambler” quarterly newsletter, and other events scheduled throughout the province of Saskatchewan.
Annual membership: $15
Contact: Arnold Pittao, Sec/Treas.
SCHOMBERG HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Since its inception in 1935, the society has taken an active role in beautifying, educating and serving the Schomberg Community in King Township.
Monthly meetings with interesting speakers and a flower show are held at the Community Hall in Schomberg every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm.
Single memberships are: $ 20.00, Family memberships are $ 25.00.
The signature events for the society are the Annual Plant Sale on the Saturday before Mother’s Day and the Annual Garden Tour on the last Sunday in June. http://www.experienceking.ca/schomberg-horticultural-society-annual-garden-tour/
For more information contact president Jill Watts-Haywatts at 905-939-2781 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCIETY OF ONTARIO NUT GROWERS (SONG)
Members are interested in the promotion of nut trees for the backyard grower as well as the commercial farmer. Three newsletters and four meetings per year. c/o Grimo Nurseries, RR #3, 979 Lakeshore Rd, Niagara-on-the-lake, ON LOS 1JO.
Annual membership: $12 per year or $30 for 3 years + free 170 page nut grower’s book “Nut Growing Ontario Style” with the 3 year membership
Contact: Ernie Grimo, Treasurer
Tel: (905) 934-6887
SOUTHERN ONTARIO ORCHID SOCIETY
One of the largest orchid societies in Canada dedicated to promoting the culture, propagation and preservation of orchid species and hybrids through lectures, newsletters, and exchange of expertise as well as plant sales. Meets at the Toronto Botanical Gardens, 777 Lawrence Ave. E., North York usually on the 1st Sunday of the month at 12pm. September-June. Annual show held the second week of February. Proceeds from annual show help promote conservation of orchid habitat.
Annual membership: $30 individual or family
SUNNYCREST GARDEN CIRCLE
A Community Garden Club located at Sunnycrest Nursing Home in Whitby. Monthly Meetings: Fourth Thursdays — Mar.-Dec. Speakers, Garden Tours, Workshops, Outdoor Garden Meetings, Barbecues in summer. Perennial Teaching Garden maintained by volunteer members.
Annual membership: $10
TORONTO BONSAI SOCIETY
Devoted to the learning, practice and teaching of the horticultural techniques and artistic principles of the ancient art of bonsai. Through regular meetings, workshops, lectures and exhibitions the society promotes interest in bonsai and a general awareness of this fascinating hobby. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Civic Garden Centre, 777 Lawrence Avenue East at Leslie Street on the second Monday of every month, except July and August, when informal weekly workshops are arranged in members’ gardens.
Annual membership: $35 Individuals, $49 Family, $28 Seniors/Students,
$35 Senior Couple
TORONTO CACTUS & SUCCULENT CLUB
Regional group for growers of cactus and other succulent plants. Monthly meetings in Toronto, shows, lending library, newsletter, plant sales, seeds.
Annual membership: $20 individual, $21 family
Contact: David Naylor, Secretary-treasurer, 9091 Eighth Line, RR #2, Georgetown, ON L7G 4S5
Tel: (905) 877-6013
TORONTO IRIS SOCIETY
A non-profit society whose purpose is to provide interested iris growers, regardless of skill or experience, with opportunities to learn and share information. Events include a flower show, auctions and sales plus open gardens during iris season. Events are held at the Toronto Botanical Garden 777 Lawrence Avenue East at Leslie Street, Toronto. Newsletter published bi-monthly.
Annual membership: $10 single, $15 dual
Contact: Terry Laurin, President
Tel: (905) 841-9676
UXBRIDGE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Meets at the Uxbridge Senior’s Centre at 7:30pm on the second Wednesday, March through December.