Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month from
January, March to June and again in September to November.
Note: There are no meetings in February, July and August
The location for the meetings is Meeting Room B, in the Greenboro
CommunityCentre (co-housed with Greenboro District Library),
363 Lorry Greenberg Drive(situated between Hunt Club Road and
Conroy Road), Ottawa. View Map
7:00 to 7:30 pm - Meet and Greet
7:30 to 9:00 pm - Programme
9:00 to 9:30 pm - Mingling and pack-up
Non-members are invited to join us for a charge of $5.00 which may
be put towards a future membership.
2016 Program Schedule
January 20: Tour of Keukenhof, the Netherlands - the most beautiful spring garden in the world.
Speaker, Karen Haddon (GOWGHS member)
Keukenhof is an international and independent showcase for the Dutch floricultural sector, specifically on flower bulbs. Each spring the garden is open for eight weeks. Keukenhof shows what the Dutch floricultural sector has to offer. The focus in the park is on the millions of spring-flowering bulbs, which approximately 100 companies from the Netherlands participate to show their living catalogue.
February 17: "Dancing Dahlias" - Olly will speak about all aspects of working with dahlias including planting, growing, picking, harvesting tubers, overwintering, and dividing tubers in spring.
Speaker, Olly Chuchryk www.charinghousegardens.ca
March 16: Koi Varieties - Our March meeting brings back one of our most popular presenters, Verne Gilkes from Van Kleek Hill, to discuss the many varieties of Koi. Verne will also provide some advice about a first aid kit for Koi and touch upon their local Koi of the Year event. Speaker Verne Gilkes
April 20: Perfect plant combinations – how to dress up your water feature from a garden perspective.
Speaker, Suzanne Patry of Whitehouse Perennials
May 18: OFF SITE - TULIP WALK - NCC landscape architect Tina Liu will take us on a tour of the NCC Gardens at Commissioner's Park (Dow's Lake) beginning at 6:30 pm. More information to follow. An email will be sent out with more details and where to meet.
June 15: Water lilies for garden ponds
Speaker, Richard Inchley www.pondsandaquaria.ca
July and August: No Meetings
September 21: Native shrubs and small trees for Ottawa gardeners with speaker, Brian Haddon
October 19: Annual General Meeting and Japanese themes for Canadian gardens with speaker Richard Rogers
November 16: Winter Backyard Birds. Well-known local birder and columnist for the Ottawa Citizen, Bruce Di Labio, will speak about attracting winter birds to our gardens. Note: we will be meeting in Room A.
December 3: Members only Christmas Social.