February 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The EHS Annual General Meeting will take place from 7:00 to 7:30 pm, to be followed by our AMAZING speaker. It’s important that members attend!

Annual General Meeting


  1. Call to order – ensure quorum
  2. Adoption of agenda for February 22, 2021 meeting (Motion)
  3. Adoption of minutes from the February 24, 2020 meeting (Motion)
  4. Review of EHS 2020 Annual Report
  5. Review of EHS 2020 Financial Reports (Motion to Accept 2020 Financial Reports)
  6. Motion to retain Allen Welsh for 2021 Financial Review.
  7. Call for Nominations (Motion to Accept)
  8. 2021 EHS Slate of Officers (Motion to Accept)
  9. Change Membership Fees (Motion)
  10. Recognition of outgoing EHS Board & Committee Chairs
  11. Next AGM: Feb 28, 2022
  12. Adjournment (Motion)

Link to 2020 Annual Report

Our featured speaker will start at 7:30 following the AGM

The Tattooed Gardener, Paul Gellatly

My Personal Garden, From Beginning to Present; Making the most of a Small Space Garden

Tattooed Gardener

photo supplied by Paul Gellatly

Paul will walk us through his collector garden. He’ll highlight some of his favourite plants and combinations, and talk about the evolution of his one-of-a-kind garden.


About Paul

Tattooed Gardener and Daylily

Photo supplied by Paul Gellatly

A passionate life-long horticulturist, Paul Gellatly joined Toronto Botanical Garden as the new Director of Horticulture on March 9, 2020. Before that, Paul was the Curatorial Gardener for one of Canada’s largest tropical plant collections at the Toronto Zoo. He worked on the zoo’s pollinator meadows and the revitalization plan to control invasive plants in the core woods. This included proactively reintroducing native ephemeral and understory trees. Many online garden lovers may know Paul through his strong online presence as the Tattooed Gardener, with social media posts reaching 10 Million people per month. He is an avid collector of rare and unusual plants and an experienced hybridizer of daylilies, with 20 registrations with the American Hemerocallis Society.

Paul was a gardener at the City of Toronto and spent six years at Plant World in their perennial department. He was estate gardener for an award-winning garden in Carlisle, Ontario; an acre of forested property filled with native and unique plants. Paul’s home garden, which contains an eclectic mixture of plants, is currently featured in Tara Nolan’s new book Gardening Your Front Yard: Projects and Ideas for Big and Small Spaces.