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

2021 Meeting Calendar

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February 13th

Trough Gardening in Scotland

Presented by Ian Young, renowned speaker from the Scottish Rock Garden Club.


Showing a number of ways to make troughs including using Styrofoam fish boxes, paint and cement.  Continually updated presentation to show his latest methods.
It also includes how to landscape, plant and maintain troughs and raised beds.

Come and ask Ian any trough troubleshooting questions you have.


Zoom info: members-only page

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March 13th

Phenology for You and Me

Presented by Rebecca Last

No, it's not the study of the bumps on your head. Phenology explores the timing of cyclical events in nature. The turning of the year, seasons, cycles of the moon and daily circadian rhythms all have an impact on life on earth. The earliest hominins were expert phenologists. They had to be to catch game from migrating herds and know when to look for the tender sprouts of edible plants. Scientists today are increasingly turning to phenology to understand how climate change is effecting the natural world. As gardeners, an understanding of phenology can help us plan for continuous blooms, use natural pest control effectively, and contribute to climate research as citizen scientists. This talk introduces the subject of phenology, discusses its history, the current state of the science, and how gardeners can benefit from this information.

Zoom info: members-only page

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April 10th

Treasures of the Ottawa Valley

Presented by Brian Carson.  As many of you know Brian is a superb speaker on anything plant related and in particular with regards to all types of plants in the Ottawa Valley.

Zoom info: members-only page



​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.



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

Thomas Neatby Building
960 Carling Avenue

K1A 0Z2
Free Parking in adjacent lot


Doors open: 12:45pm 


Duration: approx1.5hrs

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