Beyond our regular meetings, OVRGHS has a variety of social events and activities that our members actively organize and participate in - from geology and/or quarry tours in the fall, to our regular photo competitions and seed exchange in the winter, and botanical walks, open gardens, bus trips, and workshops in the spring and summer.   Come and have fun with us!

  • January 11th 2020 1pm-4pm - Seed Exchange Seed Sorting and Social

​Join us at the Westboro Masonic Hall at 1 pm to sort and package the donated seeds and package them up. Seeds are for sale this day to members, only (48 packets for $5). Even if you don't grow from seed, don't be shy to come - it’s relaxed, fun and educational. Please bring some goodies to share. 

​OVRGHS is not organizing this event but we will have a booth with leftover seeds from both our and the NARGS seed exchange, items of general interest, books and information. To volunteer, contact Dorothy Tol at

  • April 25th 2020 - coach trip to Peterborough Flower show

  • May 10th 2020 - Friends of the Farm Plant Sale

  • June 2020 - Annual plant sale

  • June 18-20 - NARGS AGM at the Beautiful Cornell Campus in Ithica, NY.  If you would be interested in car pooling or going as a group by Coach please send an email to


Past years Events:

  • 15 June 2019 - OHA/OVRGHS Bus trip to Tweed Cannabis and Area Nurseries (Contact

  • June 2019 - Trough Workshop

  • July 2019 - Annual BBQ

  • September 7th 2019 - Old Ottawa South Porch Sale,  8am at the Hopewell Ave. School

  • September 21st 2019 - Geology Trip in Arnprior area (Contact

  • November 2019 - Entry for Annual Photo Competition Closes



2019-20 Photo Competition

7 Classes - Enter up to 3 (digital) Photos each class - See Details!

Entries accepted up to November 12, 2019 

!!! Vote for YOUR Favourites at the February Meeting !!!