Oakville Images
Bronte Horticultural Society: A Brief History


Description
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Documents
Date of Publication:
2015
Local identifier:
BHortS A Brief History
Language of Item:
English
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Bronte Horticultural Society
Email
Full Text

A BRIEF HISTORY

The beginning of the Horticultural Society movement in Canada dates back to May 1st, 1834 when the first Canadian Horticultural Society was founded in the Town of York, now the City of Toronto.

This Toronto Horticultural Society is officially recognized as Ontario's oldest Society. An history site plaque was placed in Allen Gardens in Toronto on June 10th, 1964. The plaque reads "founded in 1834 under the patronage of Sir John Colbourne, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada." This was the first Horticultural Society established in this province. It was established to encourage the introduction and cultivation of improved varieties of fruits, plants and vegetables. Its first president was the Honourable George Markland, Inspector General of Upper Canada.

In 1850, another Society was organized in Hamilton, Ontario, and by 1863 there were seven Horticultural Societies flourishing in Ontario from Kingston and Peterborough in the east to Paris, Ontario in the west.

By 1864, six more were organized in centres including Armprior, Godrich and Guelph, and by the turn of the century, there were 46 Horticultural Societies in Ontario. The federation of these Horticultural Societies was undertaken on November 9th, 1906 when the Ontario Horticultural Association was founded. The Ontario Horticultural Association is the parent provincial representative for all Horticultural Societies in this province.

A committee held in Toronto on November 13th, 1905 decided to form a provincial organization to be known as the Ontario Horticultural Association and provisional officers were elected. The first annual convention of the Association was held in Toronto (City Hall) on November 9th, 1906.

Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










Bronte Horticultural Society: A Brief History