A place for those who love gardening to learn and grow.

Welcome to Gardeners of Burlington

Established in 1919, the Gardeners of Burlington (founded as the Burlington Horticultural Society) is a volunteer, non-profit, organization whose mission is to beautify the Burlington community, and inspire both new and seasoned gardeners alike, to learn and grow together.

Don’t let our legacy intimidate you! We are an avid, welcoming group of gardeners from hobbyists to some real green-thumb experts, and all levels of garden-lovers are welcome!

We are one of 21 societies in Carolinian District (Six) of the Ontario Horticultural Association.

Land Acknowledgement

Burlington as we know it today is rich in history and modern traditions of many First Nations and the Métis. From the Anishinaabeg (Ah-nish-nah-beg) to the Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-oh-sho-nee), and the Métis – our lands spanning from Lake Ontario to the Niagara Escarpment are steeped in Indigenous history. The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy, the Ojibway and other allied Nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

– Courtesy of City of Burlington

We raise funds through these activities:


A beautiful perennial garden in Maple Park.


Donation of horticultural books & audio-visual material to Burlington libraries.


Contributions to elementary school “greening” programs or horticultural therapy programs.


Support of Museums of Burlington’s Ireland House and Joseph Brant Wellness House.

Latest News

  • Enjoy your summer garden!

    Enjoy your summer garden!

    While we are taking our summer break to enjoy our gardens and those of others, we hope you will join us in September to learn how Jackie Gallagher captures the beauty of flowers with botanical art. You can head to RBG to see the Hamilton and Burlington Rose society show…

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  • Here we grow!

    Here we grow!

    Welcome to the new Gardeners of Burlington website! Spring is just around the corner and we can’t wait to see our beautiful city in full bloom! Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check back here often for updates.

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