The Edmonton Horticultural Society (EHS) is a place for Edmonton gardeners of all skill levels and interests to learn, share and grow.
- We support urban beautification, food gardening and sustainable gardening practices.
- We believe in gardening for a better world.
- We want to inspire, support and celebrate: more gardeners, more gardens, more gardening for all.
EHS is a volunteer run, non-profit society which has been a vital part of gardening in Edmonton since 1909. It was established to champion city beautification and provide citizens with the knowledge and encouragement to help achieve this goal. EHS has hosted annual bench shows, conducted garden tours and competitions, planted trees on boulevards, maintained public gardens, and even managed Edmonton’s Vacant Lot Gardening program from 1918 until 1989.
EHS is one of the three original partners in the successful Front Yards in Bloom program. We offer various programs and services for members including speakers, workshops, small talks and semi-annual plant exchanges. We continue to maintain public gardens on the grounds of the Muttart Conservatory and at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.
Are you thrilled when the snow melts and you can get outside to play in your garden? Or moaning over the lack of tomatoes this rainy summer we have had?
Would you love to give back by using your accounting skills within the gardening community?
EHS is looking for you! Our Treasurer's term is ending and EHS is seeking a Treasurer for a two year (2021-2023) term. The Treasurer is an integral part of the executive team and also maintains the integrity of our financial records. This is a hands on role that requires good knowledge of QuickBooks Online, maintenance of good cash handling procedures, the record keeping for monthly operations and the interim financial reports for board meetings. At yearend there is coordination with the external accountant and preparation of yearend reports. Board meetings are held monthly and the Speaker Night is a monthly general membership event (9 months each year). Currently these meeting are all online.
EHS celebrated its 110th birthday in 2019! The organization is looking to impact gardeners of all skill and knowledge levels. If you love gardening and would like to contribute to the growth (pun intended) of EHS we look forward to meeting you.