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Greater Sudbury

EarthCare Sudbury Partner Profile

Sudbury Horticultural Society

The Organization

Sudbury Horticultural SocietyThe Sudbury Horticultural Society is a not-for-profit membership organization that is dedicated to the beautification of the Sudbury region and the preservation of our environment. The organization has close to 300 members and is governed by a 12 person Board of Directors. 

The Projects

John St. Park

John St. Park in Sudbury is the Sudbury Horticultural Society's pride and joy. The City of Greater Sudbury entrusted the care and upkeep of the park to the Sudbury Horticultural Society in the early eighties. Since then volunteers from the Horticultural Society have been maintaining and beautifying the space using all natural gardening practices.

Ugliest Schoolyard Contest

The Ugliest Schoolyard Contest is a community-based initiative that helps schools green their yard spaces. Since 2005 schools wishing to make their grounds greener, healthier and more student-friendly have entered the Contest. The winning school receives a schoolyard make-over package worth thousands of dollars. The package is made possible through monetary and in-kind donations provided by local businesses and organizations. While the Sudbury Horticultural Society does contribute some funding to the package, its main role is to ensure the project's sustainability by assisting the winning school to select plants that are suitable for the Sudbury area and the characteristics of the schoolyard.  

Membership Activities

The Horticultural Society organizes monthly membership meetings, distributes a membership newsletter ten times a year, and produces an annual yearbook. Since the Society's approach to gardening is heavily organic, the organization uses these opportunities to educate members about sustainable gardening principles. At monthly meetings the Society frequently hosts guest speakers to talk on this subject, and the newsletter and yearbook always contain environmental content such as recipes for homemade pest remedies, tips on controlling pests naturally, and composting techniques.

Sudbury Gardening Festival

At the end of May, the Society hosts the annual Sudbury Gardening Festival to celebrate gardening in Northeastern Ontario. The event includes gardening-related vendors and exhibitors, as well as speaker presentations throughout the day. The Society also hosts its annual spring plant sale and juried horticultural show in conjunction with the Festival. Admission is FREE. 

Sudbury Seedy Sunday

In March the Society, along with other community partners, hosts the annual Seedy Sunday event to provide gardeners with an opportunity to exchange and purchase seeds for the upcoming growing season. The day also includes speaker presentations and vendor/exhibitor displays. Admission is FREE.

Key Partners

Ontario Horticultural Association
Sudbury Master Gardeners
The City of Greater Sudbury – John St. Park
VETAC - Regreening Advisory Panel – Ugliest Schoolyard Contest

Implementation of the EarthCare Sudbury Local Action Plan (LAP)

Landscape Recovery & Biological Integrity


Key Contact:  Wayne Hugli, President
Address:  181 Garson-Coniston Road, Garson, ON  P3L 1G3
Phone:  705-693-2476