Horticultural Society

Kingston's Garden Club

Since 1889

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Nurseries and discounts 2018

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The Kingston Horticultural Society of Ontario


Our next meeting is Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.
at Ongwanada Resource Centre

Father and Son Gardening

Presenter: John Poland

Plus, Indoor Plant Swap

For details, see below

Society Bulletins:

  • Celebrate the Garden! Art Show and Sale at Hobbit Hill Studio (near Westport). More details here.
  • Ian Talbot of Lee Valley has contacted KHS regarding speakers/demonstrators/teachers for their 2019, January to April, seminars/workshops. If any members are interested in this opportunity, please contact Ian directly at 613-634-4400.
  • The September/October 2018 Columbine newsletter is now online.
  • Download the 2019 Hidden Treasures Garden Tour nomination form (Word) here.
  • The OHA's Trillium newsletter for Summer 2018 is online.
  • The 2018 Nursery Discount List is now available here.
  • IN THE SPOTLIGHT Flower Show Schedules for 2018 are now posted here.
Next Meeting

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue

Speaker:  John Poland

Title:  Father and Son Gardening

The October 11th meeting will feature John Poland, a long-time KHS member and experienced gardener, talking about "Father and Son Gardening" over three generations, first with his own father in England and later in Canada with his own son. John is an expert and published author on butterflies and is a professor emeritus at Queen's University School of Environmental Studies. He also belongs to the Kingston Field Naturalists

Plus, our Indoor Plant Swap.


Our meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from September to June at 7:30 p.m. They usually take place at

Ongwanada Resource Centre. The entrance to Ongwanada is on Portsmouth Ave, just south of Johnson St. It is immediately past the Health Unit on the left when going south. Park at the end of the driveway. The building is forward from the end of the drive. [There is more parking to the left.]

There are bus stops on Portsmouth near Ongwanada for evening route E12.

Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. There is no charge for members of the Kingston Horticultural Society or other garden club. For others, entry is $3.00. KHS and garden club members should please show their membership card when coming to meetings.

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