The Waterloo-Wellington Wildflower Society

(formerly The Dogtooth Group)

We are a local, non-profit group dedicated to the use and protection of native plants in parks, gardens and other open spaces. Our membership includes individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, from hobby gardeners to graduate students in Botany and Ecology to professional landscape architects. What brings us together is our desire to develop and promote a better understanding of and appreciation for Canada's native flora. 

Meetings are our main activity and are usually held the 3rd Wednesday of each month from September to June. We normally meet at the Arboretum Centre on the University of Guelph campus. It is during these meetings that issues concerning the group are addressed, invited speakers give their presentations, plant raffles take place, and the members socialize over coffee and cookies. While all our meetings are open to the public, we encourage regular visitors to join so that they can receive the benefits of membership and help support our organization.

Other activities include trips, local plant salvages and schoolyard restoration projects.  We have also established a wildflower garden outside the Botany Department's greenhouse at the University of Guelph. Although our financial resources are small, our plant raffles and annual native plant sales at the Guelph Market every May enable us to offer contributions to organizations dedicated to the promotion and preservation of natural habitats.

Since our inception, we are pleased to have contributed to the protection of tallgrass prairie through the Prairie Patron Program, and to the preservation of natural habitat in Ontario through the Federation of Ontario Naturalists and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

For more information contact:

President: Judy Brisson 
Vice-President: Laura Klager

The Waterloo-Wellington Wildflower Society
c/o Department of Botany, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, CANADA, N1G 2W1

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Last updated 15-Jan-08