Welcome to our website
The Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society is a volunteer organization that has been growing strong since 1944. With over 100 active members, and an award-winning youth group, we continue to encourage interest and improvement in horticulture. We host monthly meetings, respecting the theory and practice of horticulture, encourage the planting of trees, shrubs and flowers in both private and public gardens, arrange field trips, promote the protection of the environment and distribute horticultural information in the form of our monthly newsletter.
Membership benefits include discounts at area garden centres, trips to community and private gardens and garden shows, planned social events, newsletters, expert guest speakers and the ability to be actively involved in the beautification of the community. New Members and visitors are always welcome.
The Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society is responsible for the design, planting and maintenance of our nine community gardens, and we are proud of our volunteer members that continue to provide this community with stunning, brilliant and well-maintained gardens every year. Most of our funding is provided through membership dues and the efforts of our volunteers at our various fundraising events throughout the year. Our membership combined with community involvement drives our success. We are proud to be known in the community as one of the leading gardening resources.
Since 1906, the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) has led Ontarians in all things horticultural and our organization is an integral part of this province’s cultural fabric. The Province of Ontario created the OHA in 1906. It is a well-rooted tree with many branches (19 Districts), twigs (287 autonomous local societies), and leaves (over 34,000 members). Situated in District 10, Strathroy-Caradoc shares both the mission and vision of the OHA – “Keeping Ontario Beautiful” while we are also “Keeping Strathroy-Caradoc Beautiful”.
Our official emblem is the yellow chrysanthmum, chosen by our founders because it is the brightest and longest lasting of the mum flowers. Our banner, created by member Lynda Early, proudly displays our heritage at every OHA function.