The Sudbury Horticultural Society is a not-for-profit organization. We are devoted to the beautification of our surroundings and our community, to the preservation of our environment, and to the sharing of horticultural knowledge, information, and expertise.
Through friendly and fun-filled activities, spring & fall plant sales, general meetings, speakers, workshops, exhibitions and garden tours we raise funds. We then put these funds back into our community through the purchase of hundreds of plants for civic plantings
As a member, you are entitled to exhibit flowers, houseplants, floral arrangements, fruits, vegetables, preserves, and photographs in our friendly competitions such as the African Violet Show, Rose and Perennial Show, August Exhibition, Autumn Show, Pumpkin Contest and Christmas Show. We invite and encourage our members to showcase their endeavours.
With your Sudbury Horticultural Society membership, you receive a copy of our annual Yearbook as well as our very informative newsletters which are mailed to you ten times a year.
We hold monthly general meetings, except during the gardeners’ busiest months of May to August, in the CNIB’s Cambrian Hall at the corner of York St. & Regent St. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings, beginning with a social gathering at 1:15 pm, followed by the meeting at 2 pm, with a different speaker each month.
Through your local society, you are a member of the Ontario Horticultural Association, a very involved parent organization for all horticultural societies in our province. The OHA arranges an annual three-day convention, conducts province-wide competitions, and provides scholarships to students at the University of Guelph .
Sudbury Horticultural Society members are also members of OHA District 13, which includes societies from Sault Ste. Marie to French River . District 13 also holds annual meetings and competitions and recently a Horticultural and Floral Design Judging School .
The Sudbury Society annually donates gardening books to the Sudbury Public Library and partners with several environmental groups in our region. We also plant and maintain a beautiful Park at the corner of Paris Street & John Street.
As a member of The Sudbury Horticultural Society, you can learn about many aspects of gardening and other related topics such as: