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Waterloo Horticultural Society
Where gardeners come to grow.

About Us

Since 1895, we have encouraged interest in horticulture, floral design, and reconnecting with nature and the environment; we promote conservation and the beautification of our urban spaces.

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We are affiliated with the

Ontario Horticultural Association.

Land Acknowledgement

The Waterloo Horticultural Society acknowledges that our work is taking place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee Peoples.


Membership 2024

Membership for 2024 is now available online! Why become a member? 

  • Discount at local nurseries

  • Special event access

  • Support local sustainability initiatives

  • Join a community of fellow plant lovers!

Image by Ceyda Çiftci of plants in pots and on ladders
Member Events

Bus Trip 2024


Open to members only: Become a Member

Seed Starting Workshop


Open to members only: Become a Member

Lex and Heather are organizing a Seed Starting workshop on Saturday April 6th 9:30-11:00 at Albert McCormick.

It’s for members and includes materials for starting some seedlings for $12.00.

We’ll be doing registration at the meeting Mar. 22 or

Register Online.

Limited Spots Available!

Public Events
Next Public Event:
Friday, April 26 
A Beekeeper's Garden with Catherine Young 

Refreshments after the event (bring your own cup!)

Draw table for prizes. 

Events start at 7:30, unless otherwise stated. 
Location:  Albert McCormick Community Centre

Enter at the Library doors.
Albert McCormick Community Centre
500 Parkside Dr, Waterloo, ON N2L 5J4

A lot of our events are free to the public, including our monthly presentations.

Click below to see our lineup of speakers for 2024:


Thank you for considering Waterloo Gardeners in your donations. As a registered charity, all funds go towards maintenance of gardens and events. Currently we accept payment via PayPal with the button below. 

We issue tax receipts for amounts over $25.

Thank you again for your generosity

Registered Non-Profit Number: 119289072RR0001

Gardener planting a small tomato plant into the ground
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Buy, Sell & Trade

Do you gardening tools, plants, books or decor to sell or trade?

Looking for a specific item?

Post it on our Facebook page today. 

Garden gloves, twine, garden fork, a teracotta pot and garden clippers

Garden Talk

Tomatoes in a greenhouse

Sometimes it's nice to ask a question and get a personalized answer! This group is for all gardeners whether you're just starting out or have been gardening for fifty years. Share your knowledge, ask a question and become part of the advice exchange. 

This group is open to everyone. 

Join today! 

Waterloo Gardeners is a community group with a passion for gardening. We are a volunteer, non-profit organization located in Waterloo, Ontario. Since 1895, when we were known as the Waterloo Horticultural Society, we have offered presentations, workshops and other activities to encourage knowledge and awareness of horticulture and the environment in the community. ​Our programs and activities are for anyone who has an interest in gardening. Join our gardening club in Waterloo today! 

We are currently seeking new volunteers to work with our Board of Directors.  Volunteers are needed to help at public and members events and in the public gardens that we maintain. Waterloo Gardeners is a volunteer group.  All of the programs, activities and events need many volunteers to make them a success.

The Volunteer Program recognizes the support of our volunteers. Anyone who volunteers 45 hours or more in a calendar year (January to December) will receive a free membership for the next fiscal year.

Our Gardens

The Waterloo Gardeners maintains two gardens in the City of Waterloo.  The gardens are planned and maintained by an amazing group of volunteers. 

  • Memorial Gardens -30 Erb Street West - between Caroline St. and Albert St., beside the Marsland Centre.

  • Carnegie Green Gardens -35 Albert Street in Waterloo - junction of Albert St. and Dorset St. in Uptown Waterloo. 

Stop by, take a selfie and tag us on Instagram at @waterloogardeners1895 and let us know what your favourite part of the garden is!

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