Welcome to our Spring 2021 Newsletter 

The flowers in the Old Seed House Garden are ready to bloom now that the weather is changing and the temperature is starting to climb. A Rutgers University study reported that seeing flowers has an immediate and long-term effect that results in elevated moods. Other studies show that taking in the beauty of flowers can be uplifting to the spirits and encourage a positive outlook. Our volunteers also know that gardening and nurturing the plants in the Garden is a way to shake off the fatigue of the winter months. The Friends of the Old Seed House Garden look forward to spending time in the Garden again to help the plants reach their full potential while enjoying the warmth of the sun, the fresh air, the bird songs, and the camaraderie of the group.

The early flowering crocus are poking their heads up throughout the garden, soon to be followed by hundreds of daffodils. Look for these delightful little flowers as you enjoy a stroll along the pathways that wind through the garden. Those with walkers, wheelchairs and strollers will now find their garden experience even more enjoyable due to the smooth pathways that were installed last year.

This year there will be some new areas of interest to admire in the Garden. The lily garden around the gazebo will be more impressive due to a sprinkler system that was installed last year. The gazebo itself will have a new roof installed this summer. There will be flowers along the waterway and watch for new flowers in the formal gardens. Additional picnic tables will be placed by the Town and a rock garden is planned for the area near the entrance from the parking lot.

The Garden continues to be a beautiful venue for many special events (wedding photos, birthday parties, etc.). Use of the Garden can be booked through the Town of Halton Hills, rentals  (ph. 905-873-2600 ext 7722).

We are grateful to have the Old Seed House Garden featured in the Spring 2021 edition of the Niagara Escarpment Views magazine, with many beautiful photos to entice readers to visit the Garden. As stated in the magazine “The Old Seed House Garden in Georgetown exists thanks to volunteers and honours the legacy of a former Georgetown-based mail order business, Dominion Seed House”. The Garden continues to attract the attention of the local community and many outside of the immediate area. Anyone looking for a pleasant place to spend some time outside in the warm weather will enjoy the Old Seed House Garden with its Sunken Garden, frog pond, formal garden, peonies and Weeping Purple Beech trees, Garden Art, and a Gazebo that is on the path leading to the rest of Dominion Gardens Park and children’s playground.

The Garden is open for everyone to enjoy anytime during daylight hours, with no admission fee and free parking. When members of the group are working in the Garden it’s not uncommon for people to stop to chat and to thank those volunteers for their efforts and physical labour. Tuesday morning is the usual time for the group to collectively do the necessary planting, weeding, pruning, etc. but some group members spend time working in the Garden when it fits into their schedules. Due to COVID precautions the group keeps a safe distance from each other which is not difficult to accomplish while working in the gardens.

New volunteers of all ages are always welcome, no experience required.

In the heart of Georgetown, Ontario

The garden is located at 135 Maple Avenue in Georgetown, Ontario. Plenty of free parking is available on-site; the parking lot is located off of Maple Avenue just north of Guelph Street (Hwy 7). Map & directions»

About 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 and works in partnership with the Town of Halton Hills. Learn more about us»

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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