The Pointe-Claire Horticultural Society is a non-profit association whose aim is to foster interest in all types of gardening. There are guest speakers and several shows each year. Other events include a plant sale, plant exchange, members' garden tours and an outing.
For more information contact us:
Wanda: (514) 695-3147
Jacqueline: (514) 426-8375
Regular Meetings are held in English, usually on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., every month except July, August and December.
Please note: Starting in January 2023, the meetings will be held at our NEW location:
Arthur Seguin Park Chalet,
365 St-Louis Ave., Pte-Claire.
The Valois area of Pointe-Claire was settled in part by people who brought their love of gardening with them. A small group of these gardeners decided to attract kindred spirits by forming a gardening society. In the early spring of 1933, the Valois Citizen's Association appointed a committee, under Chairman Thomas Dick, for the purpose of encouraging gardening in the neighborhood. The first garden competition and flower and vegetable show was held in August of the same year. The result of the committee's work was the formation of the Valois Horticultural Society in May 1934.
The Society began to hold monthly meetings at the Church of the Resurrection on Mount Pleasant Road and flower and vegetable shows were continued. Garden competitions also took place in which members could enter their garden in different categories. The fledgling Society's motto was "Have a Garden This Year."
When Valois was incorporated into the City of Pointe-Claire, the Valois Horticultural Society decided to follow suit and became the Pointe-Claire Horticultural Society (PCHS). Around 1966/67, the Lakeshore Rose and Bloom Show was initiated. This annual event brought three West Island horticultural societies – Pointe-Claire, Beaconsfield and Dorval – together in lively competition until 2001. It was held solely by Pointe-Claire until 2019.
In May 1999 PCHS held the first of what has now become an annual spring plant sale in the park opposite the Valois train station.
When the Church of the Resurrection found a new landlord in November of 2019, the PCHS found a new home at St. Columba by-the-Lake church. Since then, we have found a new home for our meetings at the Arthur Seguin park chalet, 365 St-Louis Ave., Pte-Claire. We will hold our “in-person” meetings in the lower hall and the evening will consist of society news and a presentation or demonstration followed by tea/coffee and baked goodies..