Riverview Horticultural Centre Society was founded in 1992. Its mission is to preserve and protect the Lands and Trees of the Riverview Hospital site as a community oriented, financially viable centre for horticultural, educational and therapeutic activities.
Our vision for the Lands has included: A sanctuary and therapeutic milieu for people with mental illnesses, contributing also to their recreation and employment. A horticultural centre, with education facilities for the expanding nursery trades, landscape, arborists, forestry courses, research facilities, a horticultural therapy program and display gardens maintained by garden clubs An arts centre with space for the visual and performing arts, filming locations and indoor and outdoor performing areas A conference centre with space for retreats, training events, and banquets An educational and community centre and recreation area.
Since its inception, its activities have been focused on making people aware of the Lands and opening up the Lands to the public. We have also made people aware of the history, the trees and the value of the Lands and generated support from the public, the horticultural community, environmental groups and government representatives for the preservation of the Lands.
Most of our on-going activities have centered on offering guided tours of the Lands and generating publicity through media coverage, speaking engagements and displays at special events.
The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society
P.O. box 64616
1942 Como Lake Ave.