Friends of the Old Seed House Garden


The Friends of the Old Seed House Garden was officially launched on January 20, 2000.  As a volunteer driven project, memberships, fundraising, and volunteer labour keep the garden running for the benefit of the entire community.

If you see any damage or problems please contact us.

Special Friends of the Garden Days

Spring Clean Up Day – Saturday April 28, 2018   PLEASE  NOTE : Change of date due to weather    (9:00 a.m. start)

The Friends of The Old Seed House Garden and volunteers participate in a major effort of cleaning up the property and garden beds of the Old Seed House Garden. This day is usually around Earth Day in April, and this year it  is on the same day as the Town of Halton Hills Community Clean Up  Day .

Spring Garden Planting Day  – Saturday May 26, 2018  ( 9:00 a.m.  start )

Every spring, volunteers are  needed to help with the planting of the many annuals that beautify the various beds in The Old Seed House Garden. This event takes place on the first Saturday after the long Victoria Day weekend in May, starting at 9:00 a.m. This year Planting Day will be Saturday May 26 . Rain date is Sunday May 27 . Garden tools are provided, or volunteers can bring their own. No experience necessary. Members of the Friends of The Old Seed House Garden will be available for assistance. This is a pleasant social experience as well as an opportunity to contribute to the success of this spectacular community garden. Refreshments and beverages are available!

Tuesday A.M. Garden Elves

During the growing season of May through October, volunteers work at the garden each Tuesday morning from 9:00 – 11:30 whenever they can. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air with a friendly group of garden lovers.  Everyone is welcome!

During the late fall and winter months, volunteers each take one day to tour and inspect the garden beds, paths, trees etc. Any damage or problems are recorded and if necessary reported to the executive committee.

Annual General Meeting  – March  13, 2018  at 1 PM

Everyone welcome.  Contact us for further information.

Join Friends of the Old Seed House Garden

Membership in The Friends of the Old Seed House Garden is open to anyone. It is a registered charitable organization with a constitution, and Executive Committee, and its own logo. The Friends work in partnership with the Town of Halton Hills, which is developing the rest of the park. Annual membership entitles you to a newsletter and voting priviledges at general meetings.

To join, please use the contact us form to notify us. Membership is free.

Donate to Friends of the Old Seed House Garden

We rely on our donors for funding to maintain the garden and structures, and to carry out ongoing repairs due to vandalism and wear. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $10 and over. Please see details here.

 

 About Friends of the Old Seed House Garden 

The Dominion Seed House was a landmark in Georgetown until 1993, when it was sold and the business moved out of province. Over the next few years it became clear that the iconic mock-tudor building would eventually be torn down and the property redeveloped.  The Georgetown Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women, seeing the abundance of perennials still growing in the fields, came up with an idea. They would rescue the plants, sell them, and use the proceeds to create a civic garden on the site to honour the legacy of Dominion Seed House in Georgetown.  More…

The rescue mission struck a chord with gardeners across Ontario, who in May 1996 drove from as far away as Sarnia and North Bay to preserve valuable heritage plant material. The “Dig Your Own Plant” sale raised an astonishing $40,000. The club dedicated the profits to the establishment of the garden and began lobbying the Town of Halton Hills to endorse it. After extensive public consultation, Halton Hills Council approved a master plan for an 8 acre park which included the 2 acres Old Seed House Garden. More…

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