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A Chapter of The North American Rock Garden Society
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Member Society of OHA District 2
Meetings

2023-2024 Meeting Calendar

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Sat. Sept. 9 th 2023  12:30 PM

Paul Spriggs
My Favourite Crevice Garden plants

This talk will be about Paul's favourite crevice garden plants – Beautiful Pictures and information of the best plants for crevice gardens

Paul Spriggs has been rock gardening for roughly 23 years and building crevice gardens for about 16 years. He is an avid plant explorer, photographer, mountaineer, owner of Spriggs Gardens Landscaping company, and past President of the Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society.  He has a passion for all wild plants especially those of dwarf stature and collects and cultivates them at various gardens in his hometown of Victoria, BC, Canada. Paul has learned the craft of crevice garden building directly from one of it’s innovators, Zdenek Zvolanek, of the Czech republic, and in the past decade and a half, has built many gardens in public parks and private homes that range in size from small feature troughs, to large installations involving many tonnes of stone. Paul is passionate about spreading the word of this style, through speaking to garden clubs all over the west, and by giving workshops for those keen on learning the finer points of this developing art form. He has just finished his work  on the first North American book on Crevice gardening With co-author Kenton Seth of Colorado, released in summer 2022

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This will be a zoom and inperson meeting.

The meeting link will be sent to members in the newsletter and is on the members-only page

For more information & to request zoom link, email 

specialevents@ovrghs.ca . $5 for non-members

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Sat. Oct 14th 2023  12:30 PM

Anne Spiegel - Rock Garden Plants at Their Homes and Yours

Anne's presentation will be showing plants growing in the wild and in many cases the same plants in the rock garden, or close substitutes for impossible plants. Growing info etc.

Anne is mostly self-taught but blessed with mentors who were rock garden stars and gave me advice, plant gifts and encouragement.
Owner, designer, builder, planter, maintainer of large rock garden built on a series of rock ledges ending.in small cliff. Enthusiastic explorer of places with alpine plants.

 

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This will be a zoom and inperson meeting.

The meeting link will be sent to members in the newsletter and is on the members-only page

For more information & to request zoom link, email 

specialevents@ovrghs.ca

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Sat. Nov 11th 2023 12:30

Oron Peri - Alpine Bulbs'

Oron Peri is an expert in bulbs of the Mediterranean and Alpine bulbs. In this talk he will identify and describe some of the finest alpine bulb specimens and their locations in nature

Oron Peri was born in Jerusalem where his family has been living for many generations.
Oron is a Plantsman, botanist, author as well as a leader of botanical tours in different parts of the world.
He is a world expert on Bulbous plants of the Mediterranean and his book 'Bulbs of the Eastern Mediterranean' was published by the AGS in 2015.
Oron is the owner of 'Seeds of Peace' a nursery specializing in bulbs mainly from the Mediterranean and South Africa.

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This will be a zoom and inperson meeting.

The meeting link will be sent to members in the newsletter and is on the members-only page

For more information & to request zoom link, email 

specialevents@ovrghs.ca

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

​The Ottawa Valley Rock Garden & Horticultural Society (OVRGHS).
We are affiliated with both the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS) and the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA).

 

Our Society was formed in November 1992. Although the faces have changed somewhat since then, the objectives of the Society have remained the same: to promote and support "rock gardening" on a non-profit basis.

Over the years, we have built upon the solid foundation of the original group. We offer our members:

  • monthly meetings from September through May featuring local, national and international speakers,

  • periodic newsletters per year

  • an annual seed exchange,

  • spring plant sales each year,

  • garden tours and field trips,

  • workshops and demonstrations,


New members are always welcome.

CONTACT

Contact

Until it is safe to do so all planned meetings will be held by Zoom Video conference.  Zoom details for each meeting are sent by email or can be accessed on the members-only page

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St. Mark's United Church

1606 Fisher Ave,

Ottawa, ON K2C 1X6

MEETING HOURS:

Doors open: 12:45pm 

​​Announcements:1:30pm

Duration: approx1.5hrs

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