Friends of the Old Seed House Garden

The Friends of the Old Seed House Garden group was officially launched  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

The Friends of The Old Seed House Garden participated in a major clean up effort on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 of the property and garden beds in the Old Seed House Garden to prepare for Spring planting. Hands-on assistance from new volunteers was appreciated as we made the garden ready for Planting Day.

Spring Planting Day

Every spring, volunteers are needed to help with planting of the many annuals that beautify the various beds in The Old Seed House Garden. This event usually takes place on the first Saturday after the Victoria Day long weekend in May, however this year the Planting Day took place Saturday, May 30, 2020. Garden tools are always provided, or volunteers can bring their own. No experience is necessary. Members of the Friends of The Old Seed House Garden willingly offer their knowledge and assistance to those new to the group. This is a pleasant social experience as well as an opportunity to contribute to the success of this spectacular community garden enjoyed by so many.

Tuesday Morning Garden Elves

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

During the late fall and winter months, volunteers take turns touring and inspecting the garden beds, paths, trees etc. Any damage or problems are recorded and if necessary reported to the executive committee.

Annual General Meeting  –  Spring  2021

Everyone is welcome.  Contact us for further information. Due to COVID-19 precautions the 2020 AGM was conducted by online communication.

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, Executive Committee, and organization logo. The Friends work in partnership with the Town of Halton Hills, which is developing and maintaining the rest of the park. Membership in the group entitles you to receive our newsletters, give input to ongoing development of the garden,  and voting privileges at general meetings.

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

Donate to Friends of the Old Seed House Garden

We rely on our donors for funding to help us 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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