What's Happening at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society

Meetings are held at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre
14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Start Time: 6:30 p.m. Refreshments
Meeting: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m (Unless otherwise noted)
When: Fourth Tuesday from January to May & September to November.

*Sometimes we also meet at local nurseries or greenhouses. Meeting info will be posted in local newspapers & on our website www.notlhortsociety.com

2017 Membership - January - December




(18+) $5.00


Business membership benefits:

  • Website Link
  • Newsletter mention
  • Distribution of your marketing material and notices or updates at our member meetings
  • e-mail blast notification
  • *Inquire re further details

Meeting Schedule 2017

Tues. January 24th
Topic: A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper
By William Rowan - William is part of the Rosewood Winery on the Bench, whose apiary is his second love. He will discuss the benefits and hazards of his bee colony.

Tues. February 28th
Topic: Phragmites and other Invasive Species
By Brett Ruck - Brett is from the staff of the Niagara Parks Board.  He will tel us how as a group we can become more aware of the potential damage these species can do to our landscape.

Tues. March 28th
Topic: The Art and History of Dry Stone Walling
By Wolfgang Bonham - Always entertaining.  Wolfgang will give us a primer on dry stone wall creations, big and small.

Tues. April 25th
Topic: Magic and Mystery in the Public Gardens of North America
By Marilyn Cornwell - Marilyn will give us food foe thought as she describes the beauty to be found in public spaces, and perhaps will inspire us to make summer travel plans.

Tues. May 23rd
NOTL Hort Society Tea Party
This will be a tea party for our members, with four mini-Workshops.   Topics: TBD.

No Meetings - June, July or August

Tues. Sept. 26th
Topic: Creating Biodiversity in your Garden
By Paul Zammit - Paul's talks are always amusing and energizing.  He inspires us to take our gardening to places we thought we couldn't go, but now we will try.

Tues. Oct. 24th
Topic: History and Tales of Wine-Making in Niagara
By Debbie Pratt - Debbie has been involved in the wine industry. with all the trials and tribulations, since its inception. as well as the direction for the future.

Tues. Nov. 28th
Time: 6:00 pm Don’t miss a great social evening of fun, friendship, great food and see what else we have in store for you.
Please bring a canned good to donate to Newark Neighbours


Fri. March, Flowers for Seniors - Welcome Spring Celebration
9:00a-12:00n Members will spend the morning making flower arrangements which will be distributed to seniors in local nursing homes and the NOTL hospital.


Sat. May, 13 - NOTL Horticultural Plant Sale
Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon Location: Virgil Arena, 1565 Four Mile Creek Road Lots of parking available.

  • Interesting selection of perennials, annuals, tomatoes, herbs, ferns, hanging pots  
  • Gardening advice from experienced gardeners
  • Tools sharpened on site
  • Free coffee 

Sat. July 8th, The 26th Annual Garden Tour
Join us for our annual fundraiser. Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For further info Email: notlhortgardentour@gmail.com or check website www.notlhortsociety.com for updates.

June through to September, Member Garden Stroll
Members are invited to stroll through other member’s gardens. Meet & Greet, learn something new details will be sent via email.

Welcome Spring Celebration - Flowers for Seniors 2013

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped us make this wonderful day happen.

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Welcome Spring Celebration - Flowers for Seniors 2012

Thank you to all the volunteers who made this happen and a special thank you to Hilary Bellis and Kathryn Durand for organizing this years' event.

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Welcome Spring Celebration - Flowers for Seniors 2011

The Niagara on the Lake Horticultural Society hands out approximately 300 flower arrangements on an annual basis. Recipients are three local nursing homes and the Niagara on the Lake Hospital.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped! A special thank you to our organizer Hilary Bellis.