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Westboro Masonic Hall
430 Churchill Avenue, North at Byron

Free Parking Nearby

Doors open at 12:45pm for folks to meet prior to meeting

Announcements at 1:30pm with presentation to follow (approximately 1.5hrs in length).

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2017-2018 Session Dates

Description

September 16th

Botanizing in Patagonia

Presented by Bella and Barbara. Bella and Barbara present the botanical highlights from their trip to Patagonia.

October 14th

Iris Reticulata

Presented by Alan McMurtrie. Alan is an expert propagator of Iris. He will present to the group his knowledge of Iris reticulata and the trials and tribulations in creating new hybrids and getting them into propagation for the general public.

November 18th

Native Plants for the Rock Garden

Presented by Trish Murphy. Trish is the owner of the Beaux Arbres native plant nursery in the Shawville area in the Pontiacs west of Ottawa. Trish痴 presentation will focus on native plants which are suitable for a rock garden in the Ottawa area.

February 10th

Botanizing in Ireland

Presented by long time member Phil Reilly

March 10th

Rock Gardennnig at Whistling Garden

Presented by Darren Heimbecker, owner of Whistling Garden in the Brantford area.

April 14th

Art of Bonsai For the Rock Garden

Presented by Vianney Leduc.

Past Sessions

 

2016-2017 Session

Meeting Dates

Description

2016 September 17th

Alpine Adventures

Presented by Ann Williams, Linda Nish, and Zandra Bainas & Steve Marsh

Follow four OVRGHS members as they share their botanical highlights from their trips through the mountains of Peru, the Rockies in Colorado, and in Western Canada.

Presentations: Ann's, Steve & Zandra's, Linda's

Slide Lists: Ann's, Steve & Zandra's, Linda's

2016 October 22nd

Eastern Ontario Rock Garden Diaries

Presented by Peter Fuller. Peter is the owner of Fuller Native and Rare Plants in Bellville Ontario. http://www.fullerplants.com/ .

From Peter: 窶弋his presentation focuses on techniques of planting and propagating that I have tried (the good, the bad and the ugly), plants I have loved (and sometimes killed) and the evolution of my Eastern Ontario rock garden over the past 8 years.  It includes what I would have done differently as well as the happy successes

Peter's presentation is here

2016 November 12th

Extreme Horticulture

Presented by Albert Mondor. Albert Mondor has a diploma in ornamental horticulture and a degree in biology. He has worked as an horticulturist/garden designer for 30 years. In addition to providing courses and lectures, Albert Mondor writes a column in the Journal de Montrテゥal, has published nine books on horticulture and hosts television shows on this topic. http://albertmondor.com/en

2017 January 8th

Seed Sorting & Wyoming Post Conference trip presentation (Brian Carson)

Please send an email to info@ovrghs.ca if you would like to be notified if this presentation becomes available

2017 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

2017 March 11th

Permaculture applied to Rock Gardens

Presented by Bonita Ford (PermacultureInstitute of Eastern Ontario)

2017 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