Eganville Horticultural Society

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Eganville and Area Horticultural Society



Founded: 1955


Floral emblem: Daisy



Society Mailing Address: 67 Columbine Lane, RR6, Eganville ON K0J 1T0




Meetings and Activities

Regular monthly meetings take place on the third Monday of each month except July, August and December.See the detailed schedule of visiting speakers below.

Each meeting kicks off with a social time - you can visit over a cup of coffee or tea with treats, and then the meeting follows. Meetings first include Society business and announcements, then doorprizes, followed by the featured speaker or activity.  Floral and/or photo competitions are held periodically throughout the year and are open to members. There is a table displaying Society and District announcements and information, with a second section for members to display information about other community events.

Meetings are free for members; a visitor's fee of $5 applies to non-members at each meeting. 

Join Us!

Where: All meetings take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, 57 Veterans Way, Eganville, upstairs banquet hall

When:  7:00 pm for our social time with coffee/tea and snacks (unless noted differently below) Always the 3rd Monday of the month. Meeting starts at 7:30.

Who:    Everyone aged 12+ is welcome to attend. Free to members and $5 fee for visitors.

Membership: Come and check us out. Memberships cost only $10 per year or $15 for a family (living at the same address). 

There are perks for members such as:

  • all meetings are free
  • you are invited to the annual summer garden tour
  • you have access to our large lending library
  • participation in society's floral competitions
  • ability to vote on any issues brought to the membership
  • receipt (by email) of monthly newsletter, The Daisy Chain, which is a reminder of upcoming meeting. Other related notices and relevant information is periodically distributed by email. 
  • you are invited to the OHA annual convention (costs apply for registration, accommodation, etc.)


2018 Program

January 15

Terry Newcombe, Madawaska Valley

Presentation: Preserving the Harvest

Prize-winning gardener Terry Newcombe returns to discuss all sorts of ways to preserve your fruits and vegetables - freezing, cellaring, dehydrating, pickling, canning and how to extend fridge storage. While planning your garden this winter, know that you can plant more and enjoy it all of next winter with these techniques. Best of all, Terry is bringing free samples!! You'll recognize him as the speaker who entertained us last year with his adventures experienced while teaching organic farming on a Nicaraguan volcano.

February 19

Wayne Remus & Lyndsey Mask, Shaw Woods

Presentation: Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre: A Bit of History, Some Education Points and a Lot of Bragging

Hear about the incredible mix of trees, plants and wildlife, the trails wiinding through this property, and who really visits this wonder located so close to us. Wayne is a member of the Board of Directors and Lyndsey is an instructor who works with the students who visit.

March 19

Trivia Night

We're excited that Baxter Topham-Pitt from The Temperate Garden (Eganville) is returning to host Trivia Night. It will be a fun evening of laughs, prizes, and surprises. No need to be an expert gardener because Baxter includes questions for everyone.


April 16

Jennifer Doubt, Museum of Nature, Ottawa

Presentation:Bonnechere Bryophytes: why mosses deserve a place in our hearts (and maybe our gardens)

Like all common plants in Canada's wild landscapes, mosses play huge roles in shaping the nature we know and love. On the other hand, they also have some unique abilities that would turn those other plants green with envy!

May 21

Jay McLaren, Pembroke

This long-time favourite speaker is the former owner of Sunset Nursery and a recently retired teacher from Algonquin College. He will share his extensive experience and knowlege to make your lawn the best it can be.

June 18

Mark Dallas, Galetta Rose Nurseries

Presentation: Roses - winter and summer preparation, and dealing with pests

Mark will share his tips for preparing roses for winter and summer, and for dealing with pests who love roses as much as we do.

Galetta Nurseries specializes in hardy roses. Over 70 varieties of roses are raised on this farm and are bred to overwinter without fuss and to bloom beautifully from spring to fall. 

September 17

Harvest Auction with auctioneer Terry Hoelke (of Eganville)

Live auction offering fresh garden produce, preserves, baking, perennials and shrubs from the gardens of Society members. Fresh – and fun. The auction begins at 7:00 – no social time – and the pace will be brisk in order to finish at a reasonable time.

October 15

Kevin Nieman, Kevin’s Flowers, Petawawa

Kevin will create three fall-themed floral arrangements, explaining techniques and details about the materials as he works. His masterpieces will be given as doorprizes.

Tickets for the November 27 Christmas Dinner will go on sale at this meeting.

November 19

6:00 pm – Pot Luck Dinner.
7:30 pm – AGM with committee reports for 2018 & election of executive for 2019

Special Events

May 12

Spring Plant Sale & Bazaar at the Eganville Legion from 9 am until 11:00 pm.

Great deals on plants from members' gardens. Book sale. Our Café offers your morning coffee/tea and muffins for purchase.


June 9

Garden Ontario celebration - details will be updated soon.


June 23

Local garden tour. Open to all members and tour will include 3 stops: a peony garden in Osceola, a visit to Horseshoe Gardens for a tour, purchase of plants, eating our lunches and a Blooming Tea; then a visit to Shaw Woods. Meet at the Eganville Legion at 10:00 am if you would like to carpool. Addresses will be provided for the stops at a later date.

Bring lunch, water, hat, lawn chair for lunch time, comfy shoes, bug jacket or bug repellent, and camera.

If you have questions, please email or phone 613-628-9898.

For anyone interested in going on this tour, memberships cost $10 (or $15 for family). You must be a member so that you are covered by our insurance.  

November 27

Annual Christmas Dinner at the Eganville Legion; open to the community so we begin the Christmas season together.

Social time with bar service opens at 5 pm; turkey dinner at 6:00 pm. Tickets cost $20 and must be purchased in advance beginning at the October 15 meeting. Cut-off is the November 19 meeting.

Guest speaker: Dave Lemkay

Topic: History of the Ottawa Valley Lumber Industry

Lots of other activities are traditionally included at this dinner (silent auction, candy/bake/craft tables).



Last Updated: 2018-01-21