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.



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.

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