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2019 Meetings

All meetings start at 7:30 pm. at St. Andrews United Church in Pakenham

(except May and June Flower shows, which start at 7:00 pm.)


Tweets Eats and Garden Rambles

Magic in your Own Backyard Speaker Series

February 20 - “Backyard Birding and Native Plants”: Bob Volks from Gilligallou

Bob and Louise Volks opened their backyard birding store in Almonte in 2011. Their success continues to be built upon the founding philosophies of providing an enhanced birding experience through quality seed, resources, and service. Bob will share the secrets of attracting birds to your garden all year long—from nesting boxes to native grasses.

March 20“Casting some Light on Shade”: David Dunn from Rideau Woodland Ramble

David Dunn and Rob Caron’s marvelous display gardens at Burritt's Rapidswere named Canadian Garden Centre Destination of the Year in 2015 by the Canadian Garden Council, and in 2017 the Ramble was named a Canada 150 Garden Experience. They will share their vast knowledge and experience of creating stunning gardens where light is a challenge.

April 17 - "Kitchen Gardens, Harvesting Your Own Bounty": Master Gardener Judith Cox

In this illustrated talk, Judith Cox, will explore aspects of vegetable gardens through the ages and will outline how to grow vegetables in large spaces or small plots and make the garden beautiful.

 Priceless for Members, $10 fee per evening for non-members


April (date to be announced) - OHA District 2 AGM - Pembroke

May 15Spring Flower Show and speaker Joanne Dowling of Ottawa Vermi Gro, “Vermiculture and Composting”- Learn how manage worms to break down organic matter and produce worm castings that enhance plant growth and combat common plant diseases

May 18 - Plant Sale - 5 Span Feed and Seed parking lot - 8:00 am to 11:00 am

June 19Summer Flower Show and speaker Tina Liu, “The NCC’s Tulip Legacy” - Tina is a Landscape Architect with the Capital Floral Program at the National Capital Commission. She is responsible for the design of about 100 planting beds totalling more than 13,000 square metres. Tina will discuss how the Netherlands gift of tulips and the Canadian Tulip Festival started, as well as the design history of Ottawa’s tulips.

August 16– Pakenham Fair and Fall Flower Show

September 18 – Tina Liuwill talk on “Productive Landscaping and Biological Pest Control.” Tina will discuss the use of vegetables and herbs as elements in landscape design, together with organic gardening and an introduction to beneficial insects in the garden.


October 16 6:30 p.m.– Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner












Last Updated: 2019-02-24