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Garden City Gardeners​

Meet Your Fellow Gardeners

in St. Catharines Ontario

Come Grow With Us

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Garden Contest


Help us recognize St. Catharine’s most amazing green thumbs.  Nominations for 2024 are open now until August 16, 2024.  Four photos from different angles must accompany the nomination form.


1. Porch, Balcony or Container.

           - Flowers, veggies or mixed.

2. Community Garden.

           - Individual raised bed - veggies.

3. Potager Garden of Mixed Veggies, Herbs

    and Flowers.

           - Front or back of house.

4. Hellstrip (Boulevard Garden).

           - Environmental/Pollinator.

5. Youth Veggie Garden Under 12 Years of Age.

           - Some assistance from parent/grandparent.

Judging Criteria

Categories 1 to 4:

           A. Design.

           B. Condition and Maintenance.

           C. Choice and Use of Plant


Category 5, Youth Garden:

           A. Cleanliness of Garden.

           B. Free from Pests and Weed.

           C. Good Garden Practices.

           D. Variety of Veggies.

​Nomination Form & Instructions Available Here

About Us

We are the city of St. Catharines' garden club.  We've been gardening here since 1857.  We enjoy sharing the knowledge of gardening during several meetings       each year.

Have fun with our welcoming group.

Learn about native/pollinator gardening from our professional, expert speakers. 

Connect with our partner organizations - Master Gardeners of Niagara & Master Gardeners of Ontario.

We welcome everyone to join our garden club, whether you're an experienced or novice gardener.  Enjoy our garden-related events, work in our native/pollinator garden, and share the beauty of gardening in your neighbourhood.

Garden City Gardeners - Come Grow With Us

Get to Know Us

The mission of the Society/Garden Club is to provide leadership and assist in the promotion and education in all areas of gardening, horticulture and environmental issues, thereby beautifying and providing enjoyment for all.

  1. Holding meetings respecting the theory and practice of horticulture.

  2. Encouraging the planting of trees, shrubs and flowers on public and private grounds.

  3. Promoting balcony and community gardening, and outdoor beautification.

  4. Arranging field trips, contests, competitions and exhibitions related to horticulture and awarding prizes.

  5. Distributing seeds, plants, bulbs, flowers, trees and shrubs.

  6. Promoting the protection of the environment.

  7. Promoting the circulation of horticultural information through any media.

  8. Promoting the benefits of therapeutic horticulture.

  9. Stimulating any interest in the study of horticulture.

We are a non-profit organization and part of District 9 of the

Garden Ontario/Ontario Horticultural Association.


Events and Meetings

Summer Member

Pot Luck BBQ


Our Regular Meetings are usually on  the 4th Saturday of Each Month

Our Garden

Our Native Pollinator Garden was established in June, 2022.  This project was created by volunteers from Garden City Gardeners.  The first planting was wild flower seeds and a few native plants.  Our volunteers maintained the garden throughout the growing season with great results.​ Our garden is located at Victoria Lawn Cemetery, 431 Queenston Street, St. Catharines.


Market Board

Custom designed apron - $20 Adjustable straps

with front pocket

Membership Pin - $8

To order, contact us at

Past Events

Charlie Dobbin, Horticulturist & Landscape Designer
Theresa Forte, Garden Columnist, Speaker & Photographer

Therese Forte, Garden Columnist, Speaker & Photographer

Gallery of Past Speakers

Cathy Kavassalis,
Educator and Inspirational Speaker
Active member of Master Gardeners of Ontario
Kevin Kavanaugh, Landscape Design, South Coast Gardens     & Consulting

James Graham, Past President of OHA/Garden Ontario & Lifetime Member of Waterloo Horticultural Society.

Paul Zammit, Horticulturist, Lecturer & Photographer


We Are Members of These Organizations

Blooming Boulevards


Thanks for submitting! Garden City Gardeners/St. Catharines Horticultural Society P. O. Box 29013 Carlton St. Catharines, ON L2R 7P9

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