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2019 Water Garden Tour video Graciously provided by Betty Ann Grainger

Monthly general meeting

Date:         7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 20

Location:  Greenboro Community Centre, 

                   363 Lorry Greenberg Drive, Ottawa

Topic:         Rain Ready Ottawa 

Speaker:   Connor Renouf

                   Outreach and Communications Coordinator

                   Climate Change and Resiliency Unit

                   City of Ottawa

Learn about managing rainwater on your property by hard and soft landscaping that encourages rain to filter into the ground, directing downspouts onto grass or gardens, and capturing rainwater in rain barrels, for both climate change resiliency and horticultural benefits. The City of Ottawa’s Rain Ready Ottawa program offers guidance and rebates of up to $5,000 for eligible residents. This topic is particularly timely in light of Ottawa's recent extreme rain events and resultant flooding.  

2023 Water Garden Tour


The 12th annual Water Garden Tour, hosted by the Greater Ottawa Water Garden Horticultural Society, was a great success. The board wishes to thank all of our hosts, and the Pond Tour Committee, for all the hard work in preparation. Thank you hosts for opening up your beautiful gardens and ponds for all of us to enjoy and get ideas from. 

Finally, thanks to everyone for your support of our Water Garden Tours. Without the participation of the homeowners who open up their properties for viewing, our generous sponsors, and the retailers who sell the tickets, the Tour would not be possible. Proceeds from the Tours are directed towards community projects in the Ottawa area, such as the construction of water features at the Ronald McDonald House by CHEO, in Gayle’s Garden at the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice in Kanata, in the Healing Garden at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, and outside the Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Home.

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

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