In 1900, the Grimsby Horticultural Society registered with the Ontario Department of Agriculture. In 1907 the Society became affiliated with the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) and began receiving grants. The grant in 1907 was $46.
The Club's work continues today with many gardeners providing leadership and hard work. Now in the twenty first century the Grimsby Garden Club will continue to encourage and support gardeners.
In 1964 the New Grimsby Horticultural Society was resurrected. The driving force behind the Society was Len Bromley, the Postmaster of the Town of Grimsby. He was a strong supporter of Grimsby and was very involved in its growth and beautification. Although he did not know much about horticulture, his love of gardening and his experience in management made Len the ideal choice to become the first president of the New Grimsby Horticultural Society. Initially, the Society had 60 charter members and grew to 109 paid members by the end of the year. The assets of the Society for 1964 were a modest $18.16. Projects included a flower show, bulb planting at the Stone Shop Museum and assistance in the development of Centennial Park. In 1969 the Society changed its name to the Grimsby Garden Club.
The Fleming Rose Garden at Baker Road was built and maintained by the Flemings for many years. Bob was honoured at a Grimsby Garden Club meeting by our M.P., M.P.P. and the Town of Grimsby for his many contributions to the town. Joyce was recognized for her hybridizing of the Roberta Bondar rose. Bob Fleming passed away in January 2005. In his honour, the Grimsby Garden Club purchased a park bench for the rose garden in the park behind Nelles Public School. In addition, the club will award a bursary in his name to a deserving Grimsby Secondary School student for post secondary study in the field of Horticulture.