2016-2017 Session Dates


February 11th

Building a Crevice Garden in Colorado

Presented by Kenton Seth. Kenton is a Western Colorado native, lifelong gardener and plant nut with a degree in sculpture. He had the pleasure of working for the late great Timberline Gardens near Denver, Chelsea Nursery, and the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens for a total of twelve years before starting Paintbrush Gardens. http://www.paintbrushgardens.com

March 11th

Permaculture applied to Rock Gardens

Presented by Bonita Ford (PermacultureInstitute of Eastern Ontario)

April 8th

Anna Leggatt : The Dolomites

Join us as Ann Leggate takes us through the Dolomite mountain range and its many rare and beautiful alpine plants

Welcome to the website of the Ottawa Valley Rock Garden & Horticultural Society (OVRGHS).
We are affiliated with both the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) and the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA).

Our Society was formed in November 1992. Although the faces have changed somewhat since then, the objectives of the Society have remained the same: to promote and support "rock gardening" on a non-profit basis.

Over the years, we have built upon the solid foundation of the original group. We offer our members:
- monthly meetings from September through May featuring local, national and international speakers,
- bi-monthly newsletters per year packed with valuable horticultural information,
- an annual seed exchange,
- spring and fall plant sales each year,
- garden tours and field trips,
- workshops and demonstrations,
- centuries of experience accumulated by a community of some of the
keenest gardeners in the Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec area.

New members are always welcome.