Garden of Hope 



October 3rd, 2-18

Refreshments are served at 7 pm and following the meeting. Meeting begins at 7:30 pm

We will be welcoming Marilyn Cornwell, an artist and a photographer. Marilyn seeks out the essence of plants and gardens through the seasons and in the details of colour, texture, pattern and form. She is an expeert gardener whose own garden inspires her work and is often the seting for her floral portraits. She will lspeak on "the Romantic Garden".


Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month from September to June.

For the summer months there is an excursion and a mystery tour. The meetings are held at

the Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver St., Paris. The meetings begin at 7:30 pm with social time

at 7:00 pm and following the meeting.

New members and guests are welcome.

The object of the society is to encourage interest in horticulture by:

  • Holding meetings and classes for instruction and discussion on subjects connected with the theory and practice of horticulture and floral design.
  • Encouraging the improvements of private and public planting grounds by the planting of trees, shrubs and flowers, and by otherwise promoting outdoor and indoor horticultural activities.
  • Holding exhibitions and competitions within a recognized program, achievement awards designed to encourage the superior production of vegetables, fruits, plants, flowers, trees and shrubs throughout the County of Brant.
  • Distributing seeds, plants, bulbs, flowers, shrubs and trees in ways that will create an interest in horticulture.
  • Promoting the circulation of books, periodicals and other publications pertaining to horticulture.
  • Providing social activity to encourage membership.

Local Nurseries:


Antler Services:

Connon Nurseries, Waterdown:

"The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first grey hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many." Oliver Wendell Holmes