Garden Party Potluck & Gab!

Join us at the SSM Canal Superintendent’s House for the July General  Membership meeting.  It’s potluck so we’re looking forward to what yummy food you will bring!

This is a great opportunity for general discussion and we will be doing a relaxing walkabout on Whitefish Island afterwards.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner is 6:30 pm.

See you then!

Celebrate Garden Ontario Week at Canal Greenhouse

If you have been curious about what goes on in the historic Greenhouse near the Superintendent’s House at Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic site, visit us on Saturday, June 11, 2016 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and take a tour!

There will be a planting activity for children!

Find out how to make natural fertilizer – compost tea!

Both activities are provided courtesy of Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society.

A bilingual Parks Canada staff member will provide a guided greenhouse site tour and

Orchids & Begonia’s – All You Wanted to Know!

Join us on Monday, June 6th to learn about Orchids and Begonias presented by Nancy Tibbles (6:30 pm)

Do you know how to care for that orchid you received on Mother’s Day?

Are you aware of the differences among the 3 types of begonias?

Come to the SSM Canal Superintendent’s House, 1 Canal Drive, and learn how to care for, fertilize and propagate these amazingly beautiful and resilient houseplants.

Questions relating to the upcoming Flower and Vegetable Show and your entries slated for Sat., Aug. 13 in the Station Mall Sears Court will be discussed and there will be a short demonstration on preparing entries.

 Join us BEFORE the presentation for a Tour of the Parks Canada Greenhouse 5:30-6:30 pm.

Save the Date! 2016 Plant Sale – Don’t Miss it!


The Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society is teaming up with the Allard Street Community Garden and Clean North to host their main fundraiser at the community garden located at 105 Allard St., (next to Canadian Red Cross).

Whatever the weather (rain or shine), everyone will be on the lookout for plants of all kinds. Besides local greenhouses and nurseries, plant sales are a rich source of pass-a-long plants–those varieties that lend so well to dividing–and the occasional rare or hard-to-find variety.

This plant sale supports a wide variety of community activities and programs delivered by the local Hort. Society and Clean North and offers free gardening advice, demonstrations and handouts. Gardeners can sometimes pick up gently used items at the Nearly New Table as well.

Vegetable seedlings, annuals, perennials, herbs, trees and shrubs are normally potted and labeled for easy identification and are very reasonably priced. The sale starts at its 8 am SHARP so come prepared. Be sure to carry cash (small bills greatly appreciated) or a check book in your pocket along with a pen and line the back of your trunk with plastic in advance.

Feel free to bring your “little red wagon”, wheelbarrow or box to transport your goodies to your vehicle.

The SSM Horticultural Society will have memberships on hand for sale as well. Memberships include monthly meetings, special events and access to discounts at local and area businesses. Clean North will also offer a selection of trees as well as their rain barrels, bat houses and coir.

Don’t miss the Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society’s Annual Plant Sale set for Saturday, May 21st from 8 am to 12 noon and will be held at the Allard St. Community Garden located at 105 Allard. St. RAIN OR SHINE!