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Next Month's Meeting: (Second Wednesday of the Month)


Wednesday March 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm 

Matt Code from Free Spirit Gardens

Getting Ready for Spring! 


Upcoming Events for April 2017:

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - Dan Cooper 'Gardening from a Hammock'

April 19 @ 10 am to noon - Pruning Workshop @ the Arboretum 

April 21 @ 9 am - Earth Week Arboretum Clean-up

April 22 @ Tangle Creek - District 16 AGM & Flower Show

April 25 - Ladies Night @ Home Hardware with Mark Cullen & the CGC



Any Questions? Please email us at


 Our History:  

In 1882 a group of local merchants came together to establish the Collingwood Horticultural Society in support of the Great Northern Exhibition fall fair. In 1911 the society was subsequently taken over by the Agricultural Society.

The CHS was revived in 1933 and continued to do its good work until World War II. In 1972 it was once again revived and has met regularly ever since. more....


Collingwood Arboretum (link above)

Entrances are located on Hickory Street and Cedar Street at Harbourview Park 

The Collingwood Arboretum was once a landfill site, home to rubble, broken glass, and carpet remnants. The 5.5 acres on the shores of Georgian Bay was stockpiled with all kinds of household waste. And what a waste that was!!

In 1995 members of the Collingwood Horticultural Society had a vision to transform this landfill site into a place for quiet retreat, a place for learning about the importance of trees. With support from the Town of Collingwood and several generous donations from members and the community the vision became reality. The area was cleared of some of the rubbish and soil was brought in to top dress the area (3 feet of topsoil throughout). more....                  



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Last Updated: 2017-02-21