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May 18th

Tulip Festival Legacy Walking Tour and Dinner

Instead of a regular GOWGHS meeting, we will be having an outing, as follows:

4:00 p.m. - Tulip Festival Legacy Walking Tour, a professionally guided tour through Commissioners Park, providing in-depth historical and horticultural knowledge of the different tulip varieties within the festival. Highlights include the Queen Juliana Gift Bed, The Man with Two Hats historic statue, and Heritage Canada’s Dutch-Canadian War Brides Display.


GOWGHS will cover the $10 tour fee for paid-up members in order of response to / 613 795 7252, until our block of allocated tickets is reserved. Memberships can renewed on site, and new members are always welcome. Non-members welcome at their own expense by securing tour tickets at if spots remain.

5:30 p.m. - Canal Ritz patio dinner reservation under GOWGHS name for those interested. 375 Queen Elizabeth Driveway. Canal Ritz has their own parking lot across the street. Please indicate in your response to Lesley whether you will be participating in the dinner option, which is also available for those who can't make the tour. (4:00 p.m. is the latest tour time offered by the Tulip Festival.)

Look forward to seeing everyone in-person on Wednesday!


Virtual Only



Due to the current requirements not to gather in groups, and the closure of City facilities, physical monthly meetings are no longer possible. Currently listed presentations will now be held online and invites will be sent a few days prior to the meeting. All of us on the board wish all our members, their families, friends, and acquaintances health in these turbulent times. If we all do our part, we will come out of this stronger.

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The location for the meetings after covid restrictions are lifted, is the Greenboro Community Centre (co-housed with Greenboro District Library), 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive (situated between Hunt Club Road and Conroy Road),

2019 Water Garden Tour video Graciously provided by Betty Ann Grainger

About our Society

Founded in 2006, the Greater Ottawa Water Garden Horticultural Society (GOWGHS) is an  organization dedicated to the enjoyment, education and promotion of water gardening in the National Capital Region.  more...

Consult the Gardening Calendar for information on other gardening events in the Ottawa area