Who we are

Our mission is: “To cultivate an interest in plants and gardening in order to create a beautiful community.”

The OHS as we know it today has a long history.  It started in 1892 and is a non-profit society open to all gardeners who enjoy sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge of gardening.   We have over 300 members, and our activities include regular meetings with speakers, community projects and competitions.

We are honoured to have His Worship, Mayor Jim Watson as Honorary President.

Membership is $15 for an individual or $20 for a family and includes benefits such as an informative newsletter three times per year, tours of members’ gardens, and discounts at select local nurseries.

At the provincial level we are affiliated with the Ontario Horticultural Association, District 2.

The OHS is governed by its Constitution and By Laws.


We're on our way! OHS & ORGS Montreal bus tour


Members of the OHS and the Ottawa Valley Rock Garden Society head out on a bus tour to the Montreal Botanical Garden.