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Chatham Horticultural Society

Chatham Horticultural Society

Working to make Chatham a greener, healthier, more beautiful place.


President- David Bakker



2016 Meetings

All meetings held at 7 pm at the Chatham Public Library unless otherwise noted.

To join our email list, please email


February 9th- 7 pm, UCC Library-Trees-Public Planting and Trees for You! Greg Van Every from Lower Thames Conservation will join us to discuss the LTVCA's Public Area's Program and talk about choosing the right tree (s) for your property.


February 25th- 9 am, Truly Green Farms, 162 Bloomfield Rd, Chatham, ON - Join us for a tour of Truly Green Farms - a tomato greenhouse growing using waste heat from an ethanol plant.  Please note-This tour is members only (may be purchased that day) and RSVPs are required.  Please contact Dave Bakker at


March 9th- 7 pm, UCC Library -Spring Seed Exchange-Bring your garden plans, extras seeds and best planting tips to share with the group.  We will also have an update from the Seed Library at the Chatham Public Library.


April 20th-Pitch In Canada Week, 6:30 pm-Meet at the Active Lifestyle Centre for our annual community clean up


May 11th- 6:30 pm - Thriller, Spiller, Filler and Other Secrets of Designing a Show Stopping Planter.  DeGoey's will help us design our planters for the season with some of the newest plants and some old favourites.  Bring a pot you'd like to use, or find an empty one there. Remember-you'll get a 10% discount on your purchases from DeGoey's!  We'll meet at the 665 St. Clair Street, Chatham location.


June 8th- 6:30 pm, River Bell Market Garden Join us for a tour of River Bell Market Garden-the farm that brings many in Chatham-Kent boxes of organic vegetables.  Ran by a formar engineer passionate about working smarter, not harder, you may pick up a trick or two to make your gardening more efficient.  Joe uses many organic farming practices and will give us a tour of his fields, greenhouse, pond and more. A selection of bedding flowers and vegetable plants will be available.


July 22nd - 1 pm, The Pickle Station, 23955 Prince Albert Rd, Chatham-  Chatham-Kent produces 25% of the cucumbers in Canada and around 35 million pounds of them roll through The Pickle Station in Chatham.  Join us as we tour this family business and learn more about the cucumber and pickle industry.


2017 Community Projects:

Pitch In Clean Up

LTVCA Tree Plantings

Edible Planters


A $10 membership to the Chatham Horticultural Society provides you with opportunities to learn, participate in tree plantings and other volunteer events, show your support for Society activites and recieve a 10% discount at:


Ross' Nurserymen, Chatham

IVCO Tree Farms, Tilbury

DeGoeys' Flowers, Chatham

Earth Works, Chatham

River Bell Market Garden, Dresden


For information on membership, please join us at a meeting or email



Last Updated: 2017-03-03