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).



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

Past 2016-2017 Session

Meeting Dates


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: “This 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 Montréal, 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

2017-2018 Session Dates


Tentative / TBD

September 16, 2017: Bella and Barbara - Botanizing in Patagonia

October 14, 2017: Alan McMurtry- Iris Reticulatas (possible) In process of finalizing

November 18, 2017: Trish Murphy - Subject to be determined