Garden of Hope 



October 4th, 2017

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

We will be welcoming guest speaker Lorraine Johnson. Lorraine's interest is mainly growing plants for food and for enviromental benefits. She is past president of the North American Native Plant Society and is author of many books on gardeneing and enviromental issues. Lorraine is much in demand through out North America as a speaker on native plants. Guests are welcome.


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:




"I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze.

The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves."

Ann Drake, 2013