16th Sept 2017

A  fast paced 3 week long botanical whirlwind tour through the mountain ranges of Patagonia with Bella and Barbara from the ORG&HPS society in Toronto

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September 15th 2018

Dwarf Conifers

A look at truly Dwarf conifers useful to Rock Gardening and Troughs by Cindy Cluett who is the owner of Beyond the House nursery and floral design centre

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February 9th 2019

Highlights from NARGS 2018 AGM in Newfoundland

Presented by OVRGHS president Jeff Hurtig

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June 1st, 2019

Alpines of Argentina and Italy

Presented by Marcela Ferreyra of Bariloche Argentina. Marcela has recently retired from teaching botany at the university in Bariloche and has led numerous Botanical Tours in Argentina and Chile for notables such as Martin Sheader. She presented at the NARGS conference in Steamboat Springs. Marcela is an excellent and knowledgeable presenter. 

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13th October 2018

Rock Gardening at the Montréal Botanical Gardens

Presented by Rène Giguere, the curator for the Montreal botanical gardens

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9th March 2019

Alpines of  Central Asia

Presented by John Mitchell Supervisor Alpine Gardens @

Royal Edinburgh Botanical Gardens. His travels while plant collecting through Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Krgyzstan and Uzbekistan

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November 10th 2018

The Art of Rock Gardening

Presented by Rob Stuart, OVRGHS member with decades of experience and master gardener . A history of rock gardens, plant explorers, and the various types of rock gardens and plants hardy in Ottawa. Click here to see Rob's Presentation

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April 13th 2019

Flora of the Dolomites

Presented by Terry Humphries from the NARGS Adirondack Chapter. Terry takes us through the highlights of a week long tour of the alpine plants in the Fassa Valley in the Dolomites