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The Soul of the Garden – webinar with Paul Zammit

October 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In these trying global times, our gardens have continued to offer us a place of escape and solace.  Join Paul Zammit, a passionate gardener and lover of nature, as he takes us on a personal journey to explore what the garden and the act of gardening means to him, and how this has changed over time.  Paul believes the impact and potential of a garden extends far beyond the property lines.  He will draw on his more than 30 plus years of experience in private and public gardens, as well as his many gardening travels.   

A short promo video is viewable here (where the live presentation will also appear):

Paul is a graduate of the University of Guelph and is a professor of Horticulture at Niagara College. Prior to joining the faculty, he held the position of the Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden for 10 years. He is a passionate and energetic gardener and lover of nature who has been delivering presentations across Canada, throughout the US and internationally in countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Bermuda and South Africa for over 25 years. For the past five years Paul has been providing gardening advice on the CBC Here and Now radio program. In 2017, Garden Making magazine selected Paul and his wife as two of Canada’s top 20 people shaping gardens across Canada. Paul was also the recipient of the 2019 Garden Communicator of the Year award from Landscape Ontario.

There is no registration required and the presentation will be a free Webinar.  This would normally have been an in-person meeting and part of our main membership drive, so if you watch the presentation please consider supporting future activities through renewing your membership, joining the OHS for $15/yr, or making a donation (  

This presentation will be a live Webinar at:

How to view the presentation:
To join the presentation, please click on the YouTube link (above) to go to the OHS YouTube Channel. To simply watch the presentation there is nothing else you need to do. The presentation will also be recorded and available at this link afterwards. The easiest way to find the channel is using the link; if you are on YouTube and do a search please use Ottawa Horticultural Society (we aren’t the only ones that use OHS as an acronym!). If you subscribe to the OHS YouTube channel, it will be easy to find in the future.

Starting the video:
Once you are on the site, you must click on the rectangle of the video to start watching. Until 7:30 you will see a screen that says the presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m., so please be patient.

If you think you may want to ask a question:
There will be a Q &A session at the end of the presentation when your questions submitted will be put to Paul by the moderator. Using the live chat panel beside the video, you can type your question. If this is the first time you’ve done so, YouTube will take you through some steps required to make your own “channel”. You will then have to return to the video and hit play again. It’s probably best to do this before the presentation starts so you don’t miss anything.

Instructions for creating a YouTube channel:

If you don’t wish to register, you can still watch the video and can email a question during the presentation to


October 27, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ottawa Horticultural Society