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Gloucester Society Meeting: Treasures of the Ottawa Valley

September 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Treasures of the Ottawa Valley”


Not all treasures are silver and gold. In recent years, more and more floral gems are being found here in the Ottawa Valley: elusive double Trilliums, incredible colored Trillium variants, revered double hepaticas, gargantuan bloodroots and many more marvelous beauties. The presentation, a virtual tour of the valley, will cover the  discovery of these  treasures. Journey with Brian for awhile as he unveils some of the floral gems found hiding in plain sight  . . .perhaps in a forest near you




Brian’s career included farming, market gardening, underwater salvaging, masonry contracting, geophysics and mine supervision. As an enthusiastic plant hunter and obsessed gardener he enjoys astonishing  fellow gardeners with his floral treasures. In the Ottawa region he lectures frequently, leads field trips and conducts workshops. Recently, he received the prestigious Award of Merit from the Ontario Horticultural Association for his work with Trilliums.   His current passions, plant hunting and photography have brought international recognition to the Ottawa Valley for its double Trilliums and many marvellous mutations A preview of some of these treasures can be seen at:

Spring 2020 – ON Nature Magazine – Page 24-25


September 20, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gloucester Horticultural Society


Gloucester Horticultural Society


Farmtown Park, Stirling ON
437 West Front Street
Stirling, K0K3E0
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