THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING MEETINGS DO NOT APPLY AT THIS TIME DUE TO COVID!
The ST. JAMES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY provides occasions for interested individuals to compare notes and share information through its programs. We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings.
We endeavour to make our meetings interesting and would appreciate suggestions for future meetings.
If you are interested in horticulture and would like to be part of our program please contact the Program Chairperson.
General meetings of the ST. JAMES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY are held the 3rd Tuesday in the months of October, November, January, February, March and April at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of
the STEVENSON-BRITTANIA SCHOOL, located at 1777 Silver Avenue. Elevator service is available. Parking is available on the front street and back lot.
The FLOWER ARRANGING GROUP meet at 7:30 pm the first Wednesday in the months of September, October, November and December, February, March, April, May and June in the main floor lunch room of the of the STEVENSON-BRITTANIA SCHOOL located at 1777 Silver Avenue. Parking is available on the front street and back lot.
The St. James Horticultural Society, the second oldest horticultural society in Manitoba, was organized in November, 1914 by 13 St. James Gardeners. This was the year of the outbreak of the First World War when the call went out that all should supply their own individual needs with Victory Gardens and many plots were put under cultivation during the war years.
The Society has held a show in every year since its inception, a record that its members are notably proud of. During the bad years of the depression of the 1930's, the Society's funds were so low that paid-up memberships for the year were given in place of prize money at its shows.
In November 1929, the Society applied to the Manitoba Government for a Certificate of Organization under the Manitoba Horticultural Societies Act, and received Certificate No. 8, dated December 1, 1929.
Around 1938, the St. James municipal council allowed the Society the use of a tract of land in the north part of the city which was divided into parcels of 30 feet by 60 feet for annual competition by members. This tract has been under cultivation right up to the present time.