Friends of the Old Seed House Garden


Come out and do some gardening!
Do you enjoy gardening and meeting new people? The Friends of the Old Seed House Garden need volunteers to come out and lend a hand on a weekly basis to help maintain the garden throughout the spring and summer. We meet every Tuesday morning at 9AM and do various tasks such as weeding, pruning, planting, raking, etc. Come as often as you can – tools are provided but bring your own gloves and trowel if possible. No experience is necessary (you will be given directions). Enjoy the outdoors, meet new people and help make the Garden look great!

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.

 

 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…

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.

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