Community programs

Rose Memorial Garden

Our society maintains the Rose Memorial Garden at Bellevue Park in Sault Ste. Marie. The garden has several displays with engraved brass plaques in memory of loved ones who have passed away. For $25 you can order a plaque set (one with the loved one’s name and one with the donor’s name), and we will mount them on one of the displays. We have a similar “tribute” display honouring retirements, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Order form for memorial plaque set
Order form for tribute plaque set

Forest Heights Community Garden
In 2003, our society and six partner organizations were successful in receiving funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to establish the Allard Street Community Garden at 105 Allard Street, on land next to the Canadian Red Cross Building. This garden has been a growing concern for many happy Sault gardeners ever since!  In 2016 the Garden was packed up for the winter and re-opened in the Spring of 2017 at the new location. In September 2021 the garden was renamed the Suzanne Hanna Memorial Garden in memory of Suzanne Hanna

Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site
The Horticultural Society has a group of members who use a greenhouse at this historic site to start their annual flowers and vegetables each spring. In return for the use of the greenhouse, this group grows extra flowers to help beautify the canal site. If you’d like more information about the canal greenhouse initiative, please contact Margaret Carruthers or Johanna Curry at


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