Welcome to the South Saskatchewan Lily Society
The South Saskatchewan Lily Society (SSLS) is a non-profit society which is affiliated with the
North American Lily Society
Annual Lily Bulb Sale 2019
The Goal of the Society:
Our goal is to educate our members in the culture of lilies and to promote the genus lilium.
Lilium is a genus (latin for descent, family, type, gender) of herbaceous flowering plants grown from bulbs, all with large prominent flowers.
The North American Lily Society (NALS) was organized in 1947 to promote interest in the genus Lilium. The society has active members from almost every state and province in North America, as well as from many countries around the world.
From small beginnings, we have managed to successfully carry out our original goal of interesting people in growing lilies for enjoyment as well as providing information pertaining to Lily culture.
Our fall and spring bulb sales provide opportunities for people to get into lily growing and also supply our members with new and different lilies.
Along with the sale of lily bulbs, the society hosts a spring and fall seminar, featuring speakers from across Western Canada specializing in various aspects of lilies.
We publish a quarterly bulletin, which informs members of our regional activities as well as providing educational material.
The society also maintains a library of materials on the growing of lilies. Anyone interested in checking out some of the great material, may Contact Us.
The Historical Garden managed by the SSLS is located at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Depot grounds.
This garden features heritage lilies arranged in plots according to hybridizers, as well as more recent hybrids and other ornamental lilies.
It is open to visitors all summer and is sure to promote lily growing.
Our own gardens too, attract many people during the months of June and July.