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!

Upcoming Events

  • 31 December 2020 - Deadline for our Photo Competition Entries

  • January 2021 1pm-4pm - Seed Exchange Seed Sorting and Social

​Normally members would be invited to meet at the Thomas Neatby Building at 1 pm to sort and package the donated seeds and package them up. Seeds would then be for sale this day to members, only (48 packets for $5). However this year due to the Covid pandemic alternate arrangements are being worked out to continue with the seed exchange without the social component.
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.

  • February 2021 - Voting for the Annual Photo Competition

  • March ?? 2021 - Ottawa Seedy Saturday at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre

​This event is organized by Greta's Organic Seeds and is tentative due to the Covid pandemic. 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 d.tol@rogers.com.

  • April-May 2021

​​​​Normally we organize a coach trip in the April/May timeframe in partnership with the Ottawa Horticultural Society. It is unlikely that a a trip will be organized in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic

Normally we would have a booth at the Plant sale in support of the Central Experimental farm however this event may be cancelled in 2021 as it was in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic 

  • June 2021 - Annual plant sale

Past Events

2020

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

  • March 7th 2020 - Ottawa Seedy Saturday at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre

  • 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 specialevents@ovrghs.ca

 

2019:

  • 15 June 2019 - OHA/OVRGHS Bus trip to Tweed Cannabis and Area Nurseries (Contact specialevents@ovrghs.ca)

  • 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 specialevents@ovrghs.ca)

  • November 2019 - Entry for Annual Photo Competition Closes


 

 

2020-21 Photo Competition

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


Entries accepted up to December 31, 2020

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