This and That

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI have called this page “This and That” but it could have been called “Going Down Memory Lane”

13-Arboretum10An areal photo taken of the South Innisfil Arboretum

12-Arboretum09This areal photo shows our garage and the trees that have been planted in the lower meadow

17-Arboretum03The birdhouse still exists but unfortunately the bridge is no longer there

16-Arboretum04Friends of the Arboretum painted this fence and it is still there


This beautiful Colorado Blue Spruce standing to the left of the garage is dedicated to “All the Volunteers of the South Innisfil Arboretum”


As you can see the dedication took place in 2004

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn top of this Board it says “The Gilford & District Horticultural Society gratefully acknowledge donations to the Arboretum  building fund by the following persons and businesses” (they are listed in the centre and to the left. To the right is a list of the volunteers that have donated their time to maintaining the Arboretum


This Colorado Spruce in front of the Garage is dedicated In Honour of the Past Presidents of Gillford & District Horticultural Society

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe dedication took place in 2013

05-DSC01559The whole line of Norway Spruces lining the parking lot are dedicated “In Honour of the Lifetime Members of Gilford & District Horticultural Society

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe dedication took place in 2013

04-DSC00666A family of beavers moved into the Arboretum in the fall/winter of 2012/1303-DSC00668The result is a large flooded area in the northern unused area of the property. Steps have been taken to divert water into the pond so our sponsored trees will not be affected

02-DSC00671It is an ongoing battle but Glenn Rogers, our Grounds Keeper is doing his best to keep the beavers at bay