About us

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MEETINGS are usually held the 4th Monday of the month September to November and January to June at the Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery, 810 – 5th Avenue South. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m.

MEMBERSHIPS are valid from October 1 to September 30 and are available at any in-person meeting, etransfers to: memberships.ldhs@gmail.com or by paper cheque mailed to P O Box 11, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y3

Contact: Joyce Ross, joyceross2013@gmail.com
P.O. Box 11, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 3Y3

To donate to the Hort Society’s new project, Legacy Ornamental Gardens: https://wp.me/P8hYxd-2T

Here’s a brief history of the Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society, as presented by BJ Boulton-Gunn to a Commmunities in Bloom luncheon.


Paul Stevenson – President   403-327-4103   stevpa@telus.net   

Jeff Gardiner – Vice-President 

Rick Ross – Past President 

Dianne Violini – Treasurer 

Judy Matlock – Secretary/Newsletter 

Joyce Ross – Memberships 

Rhondda Schindeler – Director at Large

Richard Burke – Director at Large Website

Tom Scott – Director at Large 

Lindsay Cooper—Director at Large 

5 thoughts on “About us

  1. Hi there,
    I’m moving to Lethbridge from White Rock BC, in early August. I Love to make my own vegetable and herb garden and am wondering whether there are any of the above, including root vegetables that I can plant in August? Or will a potential frost kill them in Sept.?
    Any advice? Would an above ground planter work? Or could I plant ground level?
    Thank you so much!


    • Hi Lara,
      This unbelievably tardy response to your question shows I have not been doing my job. Hope you will eventually see this. If you were hoping for a fall harvest, you could plant annual herbs–chervil seems to be growing all the time in my garden. But August is too late for nearly all veggies. Maybe peas, spinach and kale–crops that can take some cold–would develop before we have a killing frost. Few plantings are done in the fall here. Even daffodils need to be in the ground by mid Sept for them to set enough roots for good spring growth. Garlic planted in the fall grows very successfully, and many people fall seed greens such as spinach, mesclun mix, lettuces and some annual herbs.

      Hope you will have successful gardening experiences in 2017. If you come to a Hort Society meeting, please introduce yourself to me.

  2. Hi,
    I am trying to get in touch with Mike Stefancsik about sourcing pepper seeds. Please forward his contact information.

    Thank you

    Russ Kleisinger
    Director of Operations
    T&T Seeds
    Headingley MB.

  3. I would like to have a rose planted in the memorial garden in memory of my husband complete with stake with his name on it. I walked at the memorial garden many times last year & thought it was a great memorial tribute. Could you please advise me of the process to make this happen Thanks

    • Hi Edna: I’m passing this on to the Legacy rose garden folks who will make sure this happens. You can either go through the Canada Helps link on the Legacy Garden page of the lethbridgehorticulture.org website to pay for the rose or Contact our treasurer, Dianne Violinist at dianneviolini@shaw.ca Thanks.

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