The annual membership fee is $20.00 Canadian for an individual or $25.00 Canadian for a family. The membership year is from September 1 to August 31.


New Members: please fill in either a PDF or Microsoft Word version of the membership form and follow the instructions in it.

Renewing members: Please pay the annual membership & use membership form to update membership information if there are changes in your contact information 

Payment options:

  • Make cheque payable to OVRGHS and mail to our treasurer, Dorothy Tol at: 


35 Higgins Rd.

Ottawa, ON

K2G 0R3

  • Send e-transfer to "". Your payment will be acknowledged by Dorothy by email at


Note: If you are paying by etransfer/cheque from an account not in the name of the member please notify Dorothy by email, or include a note who you are paying for when create the etransfer in the comment field.  We need this so we can match the payment to the membership form.

Membership in OVRGHS offers many advantages. Only members may participate in the annual seed exchange. Only members may sign out publications from out Library. Only members receive the monthly newsletter.

The OVRGHS newsletter is published bi-monthly and is available either electronically in PDF format with colour photos or as a printed version produced in black and white. It is distributed a week or so before each regularly scheduled meeting. The Newsletter promotes society activities, records successes, and provides articles on the many aspects of growing alpines and other perennials.

We welcome contributions on topics and events of interest to the society. The deadline for submission for an issue of the Newsletter is three weeks before the meeting date. Material published in the OVRGHS newsletter may be reprinted, with appropriate attribution, in other Rock Garden Society newsletters unless a copyright restriction is attached.