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2019 Program Schedule

January 16

Pondless water feature

Benjamin Stapper of Wild Ridge Landscapes

How to get the fun, excitement and beauty of water in your garden without all the challenges of a pond.

February: **No Meeting**


March 20

Natural shorelines for garden ponds

Trish Murphy of Beaux Arbres Native Plants

Water garden “shores” include the edges of flowing streams, waterfalls, and ponds. Trish Murphy will showcase some of the beautiful wildflowers that thrive along shores and provide food for birds, butterflies and pollinators while being beautiful in their own right. Trish brings twenty years of working with native plants and exploring the plant communities of eastern Canada to her presentation.


April 17

Enjoying your water features in the evening with LED low voltage night lighting

Geert Meganck of Geert's Land and Waterscapes

May 15

Designing your water garden: elements and principals of design

Edyth Falconer, Master Gardener

June 19:

The Therapeutic Benefits of Gardening

Stuart Swanson

June 22: Water Garden Tour

July and August: No formal meetings

(Pond Socials and special excursions for members) Enjoy your garden!

July 14: One-hour guided tour of the Rideau Hall garden. Includes all
the public gardens and exterior highlights like the ceremonial
trees, but does not include the greenhouses or the private
gardens. It will be held rain or shine, but not if there is the
occurrence of lightning and thunder or last-minute official
functions. Meet at 9:45 am at Rideau Hall Visitor Centre, next
to the Thomas Street Gate, via Sussex Drive.

September 18: Cooking with Herbs

Rebecca Last

October 16: GOWGHS 2nd Harvest Fest and Recognition Night, and Annual General Meeting.

November 20: Garden Features:  Garden features are an important element in the creation of a successful garden. Colleen and David take you through a colourful slide show of various elements they use at Maitland Garden of Hope, including pathways, resting places, water features, container plantings, obelisks and trellises as well as garden art

December: Christmas Social (more information to come)



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 the Greenboro

Community Centre (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

Join us for one free meeting, or be a return guest for $5.00 per meeting, which can be applied toward your membership if you decide to join later.

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