Our Mission

The Medicine Hat and District Horticultural Association is dedicated to the promotion of all horticultural interest in and around the city of Medicine Hat, and to the education of the people of the area by featuring qualified speakers on a wide range of horticultural topics.

Our History

The Medicine Hat & District Horticultural Society was first established in 1949 when a Constitution and By-laws were adopted.  The Society flourished until the mid 1970’s when it ceased to exist.  In October, 1980, an application was made to the societies’ commission to establish the current Medicine Hat & District Horticultural Society.  A new Constitution and By-laws were adopted on October 5, 1981.


The first executive was:

President: Andy Ketel

Vice-President: Leah LaRose

Secretary: Yvonne Keatley

Treasurer: Barb LaRose

Show Director: Dave Harris


The entire Executive is elected at the Annual General Meeting in November.  A slate of officers is presented to those in attendance at the AGM.  Nominations are also received from the floor.  The positions run for the calendar year with the new executive taking office in January.

Any member of the Executive can be reached via email at:

Please specify in the heading section  to which member of the executive you want the email directed.


President - Marilyn Kusler
Vice-President - Dale Kerr
Secretary - Genevieve Mathieu
Treasurer - Bonnie Doucette
Past President - Lindy Doyle
Director - Brenda Kingston
Director - Jenn Cederstrand
Director - Bev McLeod
Director - Denise Burgess-Schwartz
Director - Shelley Nykolaishen

Plant Sale

Lots of perennials will be offered for sale.  Great selection and prices. These plants come from the gardens of our members and are tried, tested and true for the growing conditions of Medicine Hat.

Garden Tour

This much anticipated self-guided tour highlights beautiful, lovingly-tended gardens in our city. This is our big fundraiser for the year and it allows us to bring in speakers for our members.