Dunnville Horticultural Society

Founded in 1929, DHS is a welcoming group of people of all ages and gardening stages.


Grow with us!

The Dunnville Horticultural Society was organized in 1929 through the efforts of several interested citizens. The first public planting was carried out at the paths that diagonally cross Central Park.

Today with the help of dedicated members and volunteers we plant and maintain the town flowerbeds in Dunnville. Become a member to learn about gardening, relax for an evening, make some new friends, hear some excellent speakers, socialize and enjoy some delicious refreshments.

Upcoming Events

Member's Only Garden Tour July 6

Come and visit 6 different member's gardens. From a beautiful 'in town' garden that uses all of the space, to rural gardens that sprawl over acres.

Mushroom Talk September 19

At our September Program evening, our guest speaker will teach us all about mushrooms that grow in Southern Ontario.

Mushroom Walk September 20

In the morning we will gather at Ruthven National Park to enjoy a guided walk through the Carolinian Forest to spot mushrooms.
DHS AGM 2022 - 2

Annual General Meeting November 21

A hearty potluck begins our Annual General Meeting. Meet with friends and find about all the DHS has done this year.

Our Board Members


Petra Kruis Daly


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Deb Zynomirski

Past President


Melanie (1)

Melanie Ruigrok

Vice President & Recording Secretary


Jen Miller

Correspondance Secretary


Marilyn Stavinga

Board Member


Ellen Guenther



Laura Porteous

Board Member


Debbie Thomas

Board Member (Past President)


Nelly Engelage

Board Member

Horticulture Bursary

Each year the Dunnville Horticulture Society offers up two $500 Bursaries to students going to post secondary school in the areas of horticulture, agriculture or earth science. One Bursary is open to any Dunnville Horticulture Society Junior member who is actively involved and has contributed a minimum of 10 hours volunteer service with DHS. The other Bursary is open to any Dunnville High School student who has given 10 hours of volunteer service to the Dunnville Horticultural Society.
Winner of the 2023 Junior Member $500 Bursary was Alicia Stavinga.  Alicia is attending Loyalist College in Belleville and studying Science.

Contact Us

For any inquiries please email

The Dunnville Horticultural Society is a registered not-for-profit charity.  # 886092816RR0001

“Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful.” – Hazrat Inavat Khan

The Horticulture Association is keeping Ontario beautiful.

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