peterborough horticultural society

A proud supporter of our community in ON, Canada

Officers, OHA & Purpose

Officers of the Peterborough Horticultural Society 2022-23

  • PRESIDENT – MJ (Mary-Jane) Pilgrim
  • FIRST VICE PRESIDENT – Carlotta James
  • SECRETARY – Maura Holek
  • TREASURER – Mary-Rose Daigle
  • PAST PRESIDENT – Pat de Villiers


Two Year Directors (2022-23)

  • Anita Clifford
  • Annie English
  • Laura Jack

One Year Directors (2022-23)

  • Elane Kalavrias
  • Shaun Pyper
  • Sandra Caswell

Executive and Board of Directors meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month, excluding July and August.

Ontario Horticultural Association

Here are the dates of the 2023 OHA District 4 meetings. If you have any questions please visit the OHA site or contact us.

  • April 1, 2023… Annual General Meeting – Norwood, ON
  • June 14… June Celebration Event & Skills Update – Peterborough TBA
  • October 21… Fall Seminar: Ennismore, ON
Purpose of the Peterborough Horticultural Society

The objectives of the Peterborough Horticultural Society are to encourage interest and improvement in horticulture by:

  • Holding meetings respecting the theory and practice of horticulture.
  • Encouraging the planting of trees, shrubs and flowers on public and private grounds.
  • Promoting outdoor art, public beautification, balcony and plot gardening.
  • Arranging field trips, contests, competitions and exhibitions related to horticulture and awarding prizes.
  • Distributing seeds, plants, bulbs, flowers, trees and shrubs.
  • Interesting youth and others in the study of horticulture.
  • Promoting the protection of the environment.
  • Promoting the circulation of horticultural information through any medium.

The Peterborough Horticultural Society will not expend more than half of its total annual receipts, other than grants or donations made for specific purposes, on any one of the objectives except for the planting of trees, shrubs and plants on public grounds and the promotion of outdoor art and public beautification.

Constitution and Policies

The Constitution of the PHS (.pdf)

PHS Policies and Procedures November 2021 (.pdf) (updated!)

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