Eganville and Area Horticultural Society
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. Floral and/or photo competitions are held periodically throughout the year and are open to members. There is a table displaying Society 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.
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.)
Terry Newcombe, Madawaska Valley Horticultural Society
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.
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.
Donna Marie McLaughlin, McLaughlin Farm, Killaloe
Presentation: Gardening on a Certified Bee-Friendly Farm and Monarch Waystation
Donna Marie's small farm near Killaloe is a sanctuary for birds and pollinators. She grows fruits and vegetables and raises bees. She will talk about her farm, and explain Monarch Watch and Pollination Partnership Canada. Learn how to make your gardens a place for pollinators and birds to thrive and be healthy.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
6:00 pm – Pot Luck Dinner.
7:30 pm – AGM with committee reports for 2018 & election of executive for 2019
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.
Garden Ontario celebration - details will be updated soon.
Local garden tour. Open to all members and tour will include 4 gardens, each one very different. Meet at the Eganville Legion at 9:15 if you would like to carpool. Otherwise go to
Bring lunch, water, hat, lawn chair for lunch time, comfy shoes, bug jacket or bug repellent, and camera.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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).