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WELCOME !

The Paris Horticultural Society was originally founded in 1863 and is one of the oldest horticultural societies in the province. After several years of being inactive, our society was reorganized in 1986 and has grown to become a thriving organization. The society consists of approximately 100 friendly gardeners who gather to share and increase their knowledge of the many pleasures of plants. Our membership includes experienced gardeners and beginning gardeners.

We welcome all who have a interest in gardening to join us.

OBJECTIVES:

The object of the Society is to encourage interest in Horticulture by :

a) Holding meetings and or classes for instruction and discussion on subjects connected with the theory and practice of horticulture and floral design;
b) Encouraging the improvements of home and public planting grounds by the planting of trees,
shrubs and flowers, and by otherwise promoting outdoor and indoor horticultural activities;
c) Holding exhibitions and or competitions within a recognized program and award achievement  
awards designed to encourage the superior production of vegetables, fruits, plants, flowers, trees and shrubs throughout the County of Brant;
d) Distributing seeds, plants, bulbs, flowers, shrubs and trees in ways that will create an interest in horticulture;
e) Promoting the circulation of books, periodicals and other publications pertaining to horticulture;
f) Providing social activity to encourage membership.

MEMBERSHIP:
Annual membership fees are $15.00 per person and $20.00 per family.
Dues are payable in January for the current calendar year.
To join, come to one of our monthly meetings, or contact us by mail (see further information).

ACTIVITIES:

- Hold monthly meetings throughout the year, except for the months of July and August.
- Provide horticultural information to our membership, outside groups and individuals.
- Publize monthly newsletter for members.
- Annual Garden Show
- Planting and assisting in the maintenance of various public gardens throughout the Town of Paris.
- Arbor day tree plantings.
- Fundraisers through the sale of plants, bulbs, etc.
- Tours and bus trips to special gardens and events.
- Society display entry at Paris Fall Fair
- Annual Christmas dinner.
- Financial contributions towards awarding prizes for horticultural excellence at the Paris Agricultural Society Fair and Keg Lane School Fair.
- Support the work of the Royal Botanical Gardens.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Paris Horticultural Society is affiliated with the Ontario Horticultural Association.

We will be pleased to reply to questions on gardens, horticulture or other topics of interest.

Send to your Societys' Internet contact: Dave Collins  dcollins55@bell.net

Last Updated: 2017-01-06