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Gloucester Horticultural Society

District 1

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Every month gardeners from Ottawa-East gather to exchange ideas, resolve growing dilemmas, and enjoy the company of other horticulturists in a congenial atmosphere. The Gloucester Horticultural Society was started in 1925 and today enjoys a membership of about 100 active members.

Our aim is to provide a congenial atmosphere in which to learn, share and practice horticulture. Our mission is to inform, educate and share horticultural knowledge.


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Our general meeting location is:

Pineview Community Hub
1700 Blair Rd
Ottawa K1B 4E6
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The fee to join our society is:

Family: $25 Single: $20 Student: $5

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
President Candace Dressler gloucester[at]gardenontario.org
General Information:

Monthly meetings
Usually at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise specified) on the third Monday of the month feature excellent speakers and in September there is a mini show.
Every year members participate in an exciting one-day road trip, members garden tour, workshops and plant sale.
If you want our events in your calendar subscribe to our public google calendar.
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Membership benefits include discounts on most regular priced plants at a number of local nurseries and garden centres, participation in members-only events, and rewarding horticultural learning opportunities. All of these activities are enjoyed in a vibrant atmosphere of camaraderie.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
January Meeting Jan 17, 2022 7:00pm Zoom A Harvest Garden Anywhere – Cheryl Losch
February Meeting Feb 21, 2022 7:00pm Zoom 3 Essential Steps to an Organic Veg Garden — Jonathan Bruderlein
March Meeting March 21, 2022 7:00pm Zoom Environmental Sustainability in Ottawa — Angela Keller-Herzog
April Meeting April 18, 2022 3:00pm The Arboretum Pruning: the How and When — Robert Glendenning live
May Plant Sale May 21, 2022 9:00am Orlean's Fruit Farm Members sell seedlings and perennial divisions
September Mini Show Sept 19, 2022 6:30pm Pineview Community Hub Mini Flower and Preserve Show
September Meeting Sept 19, 2022 7:00pm Pineview Community Hub What makes it a weed anyway? —Mary Crawford
Photo Competition Deadline Oct 18, 2022 See poster below
October Meeting Oct 17, 2022 7:00 pm Pineview Community Hub Native Plants in Ontario —Candace Dressler & Fran Dennett
AGM luncheon Nov 12, 2022 11:00 am To be Announced Annual Meeting and Christmas luncheon
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