Flower and Garden Club

Gardening Enthusiasts: Become Flower and Garden Club Members!

Encouraging and helping one another

Over the years, the Flower and Garden Club has become a summer tradition that lets its member develop a sense of community and mutual support. Its goal is to encourage residents to beautify their living environment by filling their surroundings with greenery, flowers and vegetables. 

The Club is open only to low-rent housing tenants. Membership is free, and tenants can register in one of the different categories: balcony, plot or both.

Flower and Garden Club

Recognition

The Office municipal d'habitation de Montréal (OMHM) supports club members by organizing a prize draw at the start of the gardening season. More than 150 gift certificates are up for grabs towards purchases at participating nurseries. All Flower and Garden Club members are automatically entered in the draw.

We would like to thank partner nurseries: Angel Jardins, Frank Fleuriste, Mega Centre Montréal, Les serres Noël Wilson et fils, Pépinière Jasmin, and Willy Haeck et fils.

To find out the gift certificates winners' name in 2018, click here.

To find out the gift certificates winners' name in 2017, click here.

A valuable partner: Sentier Urbain

The OMHM offers members a range of benefits, such as free tips, training and gardening supplies. Benefits and services are provided by Sentier Urbain, the Club's partner organization since the beginning. Sentier Urbain is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster community engagement in social greening efforts. 

Member benefits

Here are a few of the benefits members receive:

  • Gardening tips: home visits or phone consultations by a Sentier Urbain horticultural advisor, who will answer your questions;
  • Group horticultural training for five members or more, upon request;
  • A chance to win one of the gift certificates for nursery purchases;
  • Donated gardening supplies (cedar boxes, soil, compost, mulch, earth, etc.). Subject to availability because quantities are limited.

For more details about all the benefits that Flower and Garden Club members receive in 2018, click here.

Guided tour of Sentier Urbain’s Circuit jardins and the Botanical Garden

Flower and Garden Club members have an opportunity to visit  the Botanical Garden, passes offered by Space for Life,  and one of the gardens in Sentier Urbain’s Circuit jardins during the summer, with a horticultural advisor from the organization serving as their guide. A different topic is covered depending on the garden that is toured. For example, the Biodiversité et pollinisateurs (Biodiversity and Pollinators) garden includes information on the role and structure of a flower, the function of pollen, and the importance of animals for pollination and plant reproduction.

Sentier Urbain is the one that runs the training and tours, provides tips, and distributes gardening supplies.

Youth segment

The OMHM wishes to recognize the beautification and greening efforts made by young people. Some 20 organizations that work with low-rent housing youth will receive a financial contribution to purchase plants and gardening supplies. It is wonderful to see these young people get involved. They do not only small jobs, such as painting flower pots, but also larger ones, such as planting shrubs!

Interested in becoming a member? Simply complete the online membership form by clicking here. You can also print the form, complete it and send it to us by mail at:

Office municipal d'habitation de Montréal
415, Saint-Antoine Ouest, 2e étage
Montréal (Québec)
H2Z 1H8 

You can also call us at 514-872-2016. It’s free and easy!

As a Flower and Garden Club member, your membership is renewed automatically every year. If you no longer wish to be a member, please let us know by calling at 514-872-2016.

Please email us your questions and comments on the Flower and Garden Club by clicking here.

 

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Flower and Garden Club 2017

All summer long, some 800 Flower and Garden Club members passionately tended to their gardens and vegetable patches. By sowing beauty, they also reaped enjoyment and happiness! Enjoyment from sharing a passion for horticulture and happiness from beautifying their living environments. With a wonderful season now ended, shovels, spades and rakes have been stored away until next spring!

To see photos of this memorable season and previous seasons on our french section, click here.

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    The Jeunes et verdissement project

    Vidéo: 

    Younger Montréal public housing tenants talk about their experiences working and training with the team from the Jeunes et verdissement project. In French - En français.

    Planter la vie - Habitations Émilien-Gagnon

    Vidéo: 

    A planting project for and with tenants from Habitations Émilien-Gagnon as part of the Flower and Garden Club's activities with Montréal public housing, in collaboration with Sentier Urbain. In French - En français.

     

    Watch a video that summarizes the work done to counter urban heat islands: Rafraîchir Place NormandieIn French - En français.

    See the work carried out by Aven A. Comeau, a tenant at Habitations Albert in Little Burgundy and member of the Flower and Garden Club. In French - En français.

    See the work carried out by other Club members by clicking on the photos below.

    Renowned horticulturalist Albert Mondor hosted the closing ceremony at the Botanical Gardens on September 12. Renowned horticulturalist Albert Mondor hosted the closing ceremony at the Botanical Gardens on September 12.
    Benoit Dorais, former Ville de Montréal head of housing, congratulated Club members. Benoit Dorais, former Ville de Montréal head of housing, congratulated Club members.
    Nicolas Joly, Director of Sustainable Development, introduced the new youth category that encourages young people living in public housing to brighten up their living environment. Nicolas Joly, Director of Sustainable Development, introduced the new youth category that encourages young people living in public housing to brighten up their living environment.
    More than 75 draw prizes were given to Club members over the course of the evening. More than 75 draw prizes were given to Club members over the course of the evening.
    Host Albert Mondor delighted tenants by signing a few autographs! Host Albert Mondor delighted tenants by signing a few autographs!
    Each year, Flower and Garden Club members put in a lot of time, effort, and heart into brightening up their living environments. Here are just two of them: Mrs. Galipeau and Mrs. Rivière from Habitations Les Jardins Angevin.


Each year, Flower and Garden Club members put in a lot of time, effort, and heart into brightening up their living environments. Here are just two of them: Mrs. Galipeau and Mrs. Rivière from Habitations Les Jardins Angevin.
    Mr. Hubert Payette, from Habitations Longue-Pointe.
Mr. Hubert Payette, from Habitations Longue-Pointe.
    Mrs. Baron, Mrs. Audet, and Mrs. Gervais from Habitations Les Jardins Chaumont.
Mrs. Baron, Mrs. Audet, and Mrs. Gervais from Habitations Les Jardins Chaumont.
    Mrs. Riley and Mr. Béland from Habitations Les Jardins Chaumont.
Mrs. Riley and Mr. Béland from Habitations Les Jardins Chaumont.
    Mrs. Pinel, Mrs. Rancourt, and Mr. Paradis from Habitations Émile-Nelligan II.
Mrs. Pinel, Mrs. Rancourt, and Mr. Paradis from Habitations Émile-Nelligan II.
    Mrs. Sylvie Savard from Habitations Séguin.
Mrs. Sylvie Savard from Habitations Séguin.
    Mr. Blain from Habitations Saint-Vallier.
Mr. Blain from Habitations Saint-Vallier.
    Mrs. Christiane Matz from Habitations Papineau A.
Mrs. Christiane Matz from Habitations Papineau A.
    Mrs. Elizabeth Engelmann from Habitations André-Grasset.
Mrs. Elizabeth Engelmann from Habitations André-Grasset.
    Mrs. Gaetane Streel from Habitations Pierre-de-Coubertin. 
Mrs. Gaetane Streel from Habitations Pierre-de-Coubertin.
    Mrs. Sylvane Therrien from Habitations Jean-Paul-Beaudry
Mrs. Sylvane Therrien from Habitations Jean-Paul-Beaudry
    Mme Salvacion De Vera des habitations Place Lucy.
Mme Salvacion De Vera des habitations Place Lucy.
    Mrs. Del Grande, Mrs. Corsatti, Mrs. Rebello, and Mr. Jerez from Habitations Mayfair. 
Mrs. Del Grande, Mrs. Corsatti, Mrs. Rebello, and Mr. Jerez from Habitations Mayfair.
    Mrs. Bouchard, Mrs. Bayard, Mrs. Graffin, and Mr. Poirier from Habitations Sainte-Agnès.
Mrs. Bouchard, Mrs. Bayard, Mrs. Graffin, and Mr. Poirier from Habitations Sainte-Agnès.

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    Drawing at Jardin botanique, September 11, 2012 Drawing at Jardin botanique, September 11, 2012
    Club members talking in the Jardin botanique's hosting complex. Club members talking in the Jardin botanique's hosting complex.
    Gilles Vincent, Jardin botanique's general manager, welcomes the members of the Flower and Garden Club. Gilles Vincent, Jardin botanique's general manager, welcomes the members of the Flower and Garden Club.
    Albert Mondor, Maria Khoury and Antoine Daher-Khoury Albert Mondor, Maria Khoury and Antoine Daher-Khoury
    Albert Mondor, host of the evening, with Jacqueline Moisan, tenant and Vice Chair of the OMHM's Board of Directors. Albert Mondor, host of the evening, with Jacqueline Moisan, tenant and Vice Chair of the OMHM's Board of Directors.
    Claire Villeneuve (Habitations Les Jardins Angevin) Claire Villeneuve (Habitations Les Jardins Angevin)
    The Kanagaratnam Family (Habitations Place Lucy) The Kanagaratnam Family (Habitations Place Lucy)
    Alexandre Rybkowski (Habitations Place Lucy) Alexandre Rybkowski (Habitations Place Lucy)
    Hafiz Masri (Habitations Saint-Sulpice) Hafiz Masri (Habitations Saint-Sulpice)
    Aven A. Comeau (Habitations Albert) Aven A. Comeau (Habitations Albert)
    Roger Gladu (Habitations Les Jardins Angevin) Roger Gladu (Habitations Les Jardins Angevin)
    Gyorgy Nemeth (Habitations Place Lucy) Gyorgy Nemeth (Habitations Place Lucy)
    Yvette Chaput (Habitations Plateau Mont-Royal) Yvette Chaput (Habitations Plateau Mont-Royal)
    Adrienne Lambert (Habitations Longue-Pointe) Adrienne Lambert (Habitations Longue-Pointe)
    Rabha Arjoun (Habitations André-Grasset) Rabha Arjoun (Habitations André-Grasset)
    Catherine Blake (Habitations Aurore-Marceau) Catherine Blake (Habitations Aurore-Marceau)
    Rollande Cardin (Habitations Longue-Pointe) Rollande Cardin (Habitations Longue-Pointe)
    Suzanne Dumas (Habitations Manoir Anjou) Suzanne Dumas (Habitations Manoir Anjou)
    Elizabeth Engelman (Habitations André-Grasset) Elizabeth Engelman (Habitations André-Grasset)
    Ladies Labelle and Chrétien (Habitations De Pontbriand) Ladies Labelle and Chrétien (Habitations De Pontbriand)
    Mme Lagacée (Habitations Gabriel-Sagard) Mme Lagacée (Habitations Gabriel-Sagard)
    Edeline Leriche and Maria Hortensia Rodriguez (Habitations Gabriel-Sagard) Edeline Leriche and Maria Hortensia Rodriguez (Habitations Gabriel-Sagard)
    Micheline Lesage and Louise Gagné (Habitations Fullum) Micheline Lesage and Louise Gagné (Habitations Fullum)
    Ghislaine Proulx (Habitations Gérad-Poitras) Ghislaine Proulx (Habitations Gérad-Poitras)
    Jardins Angevin's Team (Habitations Les Jardins Angevin) Jardins Angevin's Team (Habitations Les Jardins Angevin)
    Mme Savard (Habitations Longue-Pointe) Mme Savard (Habitations Longue-Pointe)
    Claudette Vézina (Habitations Longue-Pointe) Claudette Vézina (Habitations Longue-Pointe)
    Nicole Lessard (Habitations Émilien-Gagnon) Nicole Lessard (Habitations Émilien-Gagnon)
    Solange Bonnier (Habitations De La Mennais) Solange Bonnier (Habitations De La Mennais)

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    Aven A. Comeau (Sud-Ouest) Aven A. Comeau (Sud-Ouest)
    Aleksander Rybkowski (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) Aleksander Rybkowski (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce)
    Solange Bonnier (Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie) Solange Bonnier (Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie)
    Jardins Claire-Fontaine's Team (Mercier – Hochelaga-Maisonneuve) Jardins Claire-Fontaine's Team (Mercier – Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)
    Danielle Lapointe (Mercier – Hochelaga-Maisonneuve) Danielle Lapointe (Mercier – Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)
    De Mentana's Team (Plateau Mont-Royal) De Mentana's Team (Plateau Mont-Royal)
    Émilienne Vincent (Mercier – Hochelaga-Maisonneuve) Émilienne Vincent (Mercier – Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)
    Krystyna Jedra (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) Krystyna Jedra (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce)
    Antoine Daher-Khoury (Sud-Ouest) Antoine Daher-Khoury (Sud-Ouest)
    Habitations Mayfair Tenants' Association (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) Habitations Mayfair Tenants' Association (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce)
    Habitations De L'Érablièr Tenants' Association (Petite-Bourgogne – Saint-Henri) Habitations De L'Érablièr Tenants' Association (Petite-Bourgogne – Saint-Henri)
    Pierrette Boucher's Team (Saint-Léonard) Pierrette Boucher's Team (Saint-Léonard)
    Adrienne Lambert (Mercier – Hochelaga-Maisonneuve) Adrienne Lambert (Mercier – Hochelaga-Maisonneuve)
    Lioudmila Dobrovlianskaia (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) Lioudmila Dobrovlianskaia (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce)
    Ismaëlle Antoine (Saint-Léonard) Ismaëlle Antoine (Saint-Léonard)
    Madeleine Delisle (Saint-Léonard) Madeleine Delisle (Saint-Léonard)
    Rosa Moon Kyung Ae (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) Rosa Moon Kyung Ae (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce)
    Illuminada Averion (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) Illuminada Averion (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce)
    Grace Moore's Team (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) Grace Moore's Team (Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce)