Edmonton Horticultural Society

The Edmonton Horticultural Society (EHS) is a place for Edmonton gardeners of all skill levels and interests to learn, share and grow.

  • We support urban beautification, food gardening and sustainable gardening practices.
  • We believe in gardening for a better world.
  • We want to inspire, support and celebrate: more gardeners, more gardens, more gardening for all.

The EHS is a volunteer run, non-profit society which has been a vital part of gardening in Edmonton since 1909. It was established to champion city beautification and provide citizens with the knowledge and encouragement to help achieve this goal. The EHS has hosted annual bench shows, conducted garden tours and competitions, planted trees on boulevards, maintained public gardens, and even managed Edmonton’s Vacant Lot Gardening program from 1918 until 1989.

The EHS is one of the three original partners in the successful Front Yards in Bloom (FYIB) program. We offer various programs and services for members including speakers, workshops, small talks and semi-annual plant exchanges. We continue to maintain public gardens on the grounds of the Muttart Conservatory and at the Valley Zoo.

We send out regular email updates to members. Our Facebook page is an active source of inspiration and information. It’s a great place to ask questions, share successes and failures, and see amazing photographs. Our website is always available to provide information on all our programs and services.