Vankleek Hill and District Horticultural Society - About us


What we do in our community?

Declared as a society in April 1907 our society has a long history of members working together to keep our community looking beautiful.

Our beautification committee organize several work parties each year from spring through to fall calling on our members to volunteer a few hours of their time to help with the upkeep of the flower beds in Mill Street Park which situated next to the splash park at the VKH Community Centre. They also do a wonderful job planting and maintaining flower beds at The Higginson Tower and the town signs North, South, East and West of Vankleek Hill.

To encourage more gardening in our community we donate a variety of flower, herb and vegetable seeds to the annual Champlain Township Public Library seed program. These seeds are free to library members whether they are old or new gardeners and in return all the program asks is that the gardeners photograph their plants throughout the summer and submit them to the library.

Our society also donates a subscription to a gardening magazine for the Champlain Township Public Library.

To help encourage the younger members of our community to garden we coordinate with the library children's programs to run a photo contest called "Little Green Thumb Contest". Library members 3 to 13 years old are eligible to participate and prizes are awarded.

Each year The Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute receives a bursary from our society to award a student pursuing further education in the Horticulture or Agriculture field.

We have also donated trees to be planted at various local locations.