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Celebrating 98 Years!

During World War I, garden competitions were held in an older part of Niagara Falls (Silvertown) to encourage people to grow vegetables to supplement food supplies. These competitions inspired two young men, Henry J. Moore, head gardener of Queen Victoria Park, and George Emery, head of the City Parks Department, to organize a Horticultural Society. They invited citizens to a meeting at the Public Library on Victoria Avenue, and on March 27, 1917, the Niagara Falls Horticultural Society was founded.

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Founded in 1917
Emblem is the iris
Current membership is approximately 140

Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month *except June/July/August, at 7:30 p.m. in the Judy LaMarsh Room Niagara Falls Public Library on Victoria Avenue.
New members are always welcome.

PROJECTS - Recent Community projects include:
Sponsorship of "Best Neighbourhood" Trillium Award.
Planting and maintaining flower bed at the Morrison Street, McLeod Road and Dorchester Road Firehalls.

Memorial Bench at Niagara College Glendale Campus.

Donation to Niagara Falls Public Library to aid in purchasing plants for Library flower beds.
Planters at entrance to Lundy's Lane Historical Museum and bed at Armoury Building.

Bursary for Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture student. Participated in the Spring Open House at Niagara College with display table and materials promoting the Horticultural Society.
Flower Design workshops and Seminar.
Perennial Plant Exchange.

Annual dues (January to December) $15.00 per person entitles you to:
9 meetings per year
receive our yearbook
enter monthly flower show competitions
enter Rose Show and Flower & Vegetable Show competitions

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The Iris

Depicted in Greek Mythology as a fleet-footed messenger of the Gods, Iris dressed in a gown of iridescent drops, ran along the rainbow on her busy errands between Olympus and Earth.


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