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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


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 SITETULIP 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


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.

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