The Orchid Society has greenhouse space within the Royal Botanical Gardens that houses a collection of approximately 1200 species and hybrid orchids. The Annual Spring Orchid Show at the Royal Botanical Gardens is organized and staffed by the members of the Orchid Society. There are currently 100 Society members.

The purpose of Cootes to Escarpment Conservation and Land Management Stragety is to complete the background work for a new management framework for the natural lands in the area, based on extensive community consultation and planning work. What has emerged is a new vision for a park system that brings maximum benefits to both people and nature. The work to date has identified a very strong potential for managing the natural lands within the study area so as to fight the loss of biodiversity that inevitably results when natural habitat is fragmented, and strengthen public recreational enjoyment of these important lands.