Gloucester Horticultural Society Monthly meeting

23oct7:00 pm9:00 pm7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Gloucester Horticultural Society Monthly meeting Event Organized ByGloucester Horticultural SocietyMaster Gardener Rebecca Last - Things I learned from my garden and Mother Nature.City or AreaOttawa & AreaType of EventClub or Society Meeting


(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details


Event Details

Come and join the Gloucester Horticultural Society as we welcome speaker Rebecca Last

After gardening in the same small suburban space for over 30 years, Master Gardener Rebecca shares what she has learned. Gardening can teach us a lot if we pay attention. If you don’t put the right plant in the right place, it probably won’t survive. If you build it, they will come. A wildlife-friendly garden design will attract wildlife — but not just the cute ones. Join us for a fun talk that is part reminiscence about gardening mistakes and part an introduction to ecological gardening practices.

Annual Membership for the Society are $20 single and $25 family.

Speakers for this event

  • Rebecca Last

    Rebecca Last

    Rebecca Last has been gardening on and off since age 8 and has been a member of Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton since 2005. Her small suburban garden is certified by the Canadian Wildlife Federation as wildlife habitat. Rebecca grows a dozen or more varieties of heritage tomatoes every year. Her garden design includes elements of permaculture and she has been honoured to receive several awards from the Ontario horticulture community.

    Aside from getting her hands dirty, Rebecca is also passionate about the science behind gardening. Not a scientist herself, a big part of her career was translating science into terms that would resonate with the public. Now retired, she uses these same skills to share what she learns about gardening and plant science via her blog Gardening at Last ( She also shares her own research and writing on ResearchGate (, where her publications have garnered over 10,000 reads.

    Rebecca’s gardening addiction is enabled by her loving husband Richard and a collection of very spoiled rescue cats.



Gloucester Horticultural Society

About Us 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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