Collection - Canadian Flower Societies Collection

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Canadian Flower Societies Collection

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  • 1926-2008 (Creation)

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48.1cm of textual records.

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Custodial history

Canadian flower societies were created as a response to the beautification movement. This movement aimed at making towns and cities tidier and more aesthetically pleasing as a means of fostering good citizenship, social remedy, and morality. Horticultural societies were the first groups that emerged out of this reforming zeal; however, the celebration of gardens soon resulted in the formation of individual flower societies. One of the earliest flower societies was the Ontario Rose Society (now the Canadian Rose Society), which was founded in 1913. Many other flower societies were formed in the following decades, including the: Canadian Gladiolus Society (1921); Canadian Iris Society (1946); Rhododendron Society of Canada (1972); Canadian Prairie Lily Society (1973); and the Canadian Peony Society (1998), to name several. These societies, and many others, are still actively celebrating flowers and gardening in Canadian society.

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This collection consists of correspondence, reports, lists, ballots, newsletters, and publications created by Canadian flower societies.

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This is an artificial collection, meaning that its materials were collected over time by different users, rather than being acquired by a single donor. Thus, the records’ original order and provenance have been lost.


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English and French

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