Many friendly faces ready to answer your questions about becoming a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society. Photo by Elaine Reffle
Anyone 18 and over can be a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society. Becoming a member will help you grow! And it costs only $15 per year!
We meet once a month, usually the first Monday of the month (unless it’s a stat holiday; then meeting is the following Monday) at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing). Our meetings are held in the basement at United Baptist Church at 41 Malabar Dr in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (map showing meeting location; go in the lower-level door at the back). You are welcome to bring a guest to the meetings—or to attend on your own even if you are not a member.
We often have local experts speak on topics ranging from container gardening to organic pest control to seed saving to beekeeping! And our members are always willing to answer your gardening questions.
We also have field trips and special events such as our annual Christmas Party/Photo Competition, Garden Tour and more. Members are welcome to attend all meetings and events. Come as often as you like, and bring a guest! For the latest details on our events calendar, click on the Events tab at the top of this page.
How being a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Horticultural Society will help you grow:
- You will learn more about gardening from other members and local experts and can share your knowledge and experience.
- You will receive our informative newsletter regularly.
- You’ll be able to attend the OHA District 13 Annual General Meeting and the annual OHA Convention to mix with gardeners from around Ontario.
- You will get discounts to many local nurseries, florists, landscaping services, equipment rental stores, and more. (See Useful Info/Links for a list of participating businesses.)
- You can participate in the society flower and vegetable shows, the annual photo competition, plants sales, flower show and tea, community plantings, and maintenance of the Rose Memorial Garden at Bellevue Park (see our Community Programs page for details).
- You can tour local public and private gardens in the company of other avid gardeners.
- You can help our community by volunteering at events such as Seedy Saturday and the annual plant sale and by helping with community projects such as rescuing unwanted perennials and helping to maintain the Rose Memorial Garden at Bellevue Park.