Welcome to our Fall 2021 Newsletter / Co-Chair Report

It was a great season at the Garden for the “Friends of the Old Seed House Garden”.  From the hundreds of daffodils, the peonies, the multi-coloured annuals, the lavender & the huge hydrangea flowers – it was beautiful during Spring, Summer & now the Fall. As you know, it was an extremely hot & humid summer but the Garden survived & thrived for everyone to enjoy.

It was a very busy year at the Garden.  There were many achievements thanks to our dedicated volunteers.  It is wonderful to see our new volunteers engaging in our weekly camaraderie – welcome to all of you. 

Here are some of the accomplishments…

  • New roof on the gazebo – thanks to the Town and Mattamy homes for their contribution and assistance
  • New rock garden to the left of the bridge
  • Large rocks donated by Dufferin Aggregates – located near the front entrance way & culvert.  Thanks to Don for his assistance.
  • Two new picnic tables added by the Town
  • Six new trees donated & planted in memory of …
  • Planted hundreds of annuals throughout the Garden
  • Decorated our shed with colourful birdhouses
  • Many special occasions celebrated – graduations, birthdays, weddings & family reunions
  • Music in the park was an added feature which we hope to see more of next year
  • Five new volunteers – yeah!
  • Planted bulbs, perennials & other flower donations; labelled many as well
  • Removed the hedge by the pond pathway; ongoing weeding & maintenance

It was wonderful to see so many people – all ages – often with their dogs – having picnics amongst the flowers, kids checking out the fish & frogs in our little pond.  What a great place to visit!  Visitors came to the Garden to meet, walk, sit & chat in a relaxing environment.

There were more than the usual special occasions at the Garden this year – weddings and wedding photos, birthday & graduation celebrations, family reunions & Cultural Day events.  If you wish to celebrate at the Garden, please contact the Town of Halton Hills.

During September, there was a special visit of residents from Amica.  They walked around the Garden and Jane Fogal (Regional Councillor, Halton) – a founding volunteer – spoke to them about the history of the Garden.

In addition, we invited the Halton Master Gardeners to visit the Garden and to share their expertise with us.  They were amazed at our beautiful garden.  We learned many things and look forward to keeping in touch and future visits.

The bulletin board on the kiosk at the parking lot entrance is a super place to see the latest news about the Garden, learn gardening tips & more.  If you wish to be a volunteer please be in touch through this website.  Gardening experience is not necessary – we will give you guidance.

Being Co-Chairs of such a great group of volunteers is very rewarding. Just visit the Garden and you will understand why.

Diane Crawford

Peter Pritchard

Co-Chairs, “Friends of the Old Seed House Garden”



In the heart of Georgetown, Ontario

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About Friends of the Old Seed House Garden

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The Old Seed House Garden: Our Story

Dominion Seed House was one of the largest mail order suppliers in Canada. The iconic mock Tudor building was a landmark in Georgetown and a tourist attraction in its own right. Learn More»
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