Our membership year runs from January to December.
Two local businesses have generously made available a 10% discount on regular priced green nursery stock to members of the Russell and District Horticultural Society.
Visit Barry’s Home Hardware and Beyond the House Garden Centre, both on Craig Street in Russell for your next plant purchase. All you have to do is show your current membership card before you pay.
Wondering about other nurseries? Just ask at the store and show your membership card. Many places also give discounts for gardeners.
Adult membership is only $10 per year. Become a member today!
You may purchase or renew your membership with cash or cheque at any of our meetings or sending an e-transfer to email@example.com.
If you send an e-transfer make sure to include your name, e-mail address and phone number in the message.
We have a lively program for young people aged 5 to 16 who want to learn about growing things.
The registration for the Russell Junior Gardeners program fee is $10 per year/child. In households with more than 2 children, the fee is $10 per child for the first 2 children, then $5 per child for more.
Registration for the program is in March each year and then at the end of May the kids can pick up their free plants - 2 varieties of vegetables and 2 flowering plants. They'll learn how to take care of their plants and watch them grow over the summer. In the fall, at the Russell Fair, they can display what they've grown.
It's a great way to meet new friends, learn about gardening and have lots of fun!
Have a look at the Russell Junior Gardeners' Facebook page!
2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pegi Holtz, President
Grace Stapper, Past President
Louise Houle, First Vice-President
Manja Bastian, Treasurer
Peter Van Die, Assistant Treasurer
Christine Bourgeois, Secretary
Christine Lanthier, Assistant Secretary
Jacqueline Wyss, Webmaster
Susan Barr, Director
Linda Duhamel, Director
Julie Keravel, Director
Marilyn MacMillan, Director
Lindley McPhail, Director
Diane Sharp, Director
Carole Van Die, Director
Marianne Vedder, Director
The objectives of the Russell and District Horticultural Society are to encourage interest and education in horticulture by:
- holding meetings and educational workshops;
- encouraging the planting of trees, shrubs and flowers in our community;
- promoting outdoor beautification;
- arranging field trips, competitions and exhibitions related to horticulture;
- distributing seeds, plants, bulbs, flowers, trees and shrubs;
- promoting the protection of the natural environment;
- promoting the circulation of horticultural information through any media;
- stimulating an interest in the study of horticulture in gardeners of all ages.