About Us

The Stratford and District Horticultural Society was founded in 1878.  Our floral emblem is the Iris, which is also the civic flower of Stratford.  The Society is vibrant with over 200 members of all ages and horticultural backgrounds.

We are responsible for planting & managing selected annual beds, perennial beds and library plantings around the City of Stratford.

We hold an annual plant sale in May where we sell perennials, annuals and herbs donated by members from their gardens.  Numerous design courses are offered throughout the year.  There are flower shows each year.

Our Annual Garden Tour – often held the first weekend in July – is a popular event showcasing beautiful local gardens.

If you love horticulture, come join us on the last Monday of the month, 7:30 pm, Festival Inn, 1144 Ontario St., Stratford.
In advance of some regular meetings, at 6:30 pm, informal garden chats are hosted by Master Gardeners and cover a myriad of topics of interest. Please check the Society Program calendar for meeting specifics.