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Increasingly, we are focusing on climate change adaptation and native plants.


Featured Events

Attend in-person and virtual events organized by horticultural societies, garden clubs and reputable organizations.

01feb7:30 pm9:00 pmVirtual EventLongwood Gardens – A pictorial journey from 2013 to 2017 by Cathi FournierThe presentation will begin at 7:30 pm. Registration at is required. $5 for non-members, or become a 2022 member and enjoy our full program for $15 for a single membership or $25 for a family membership.7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Event Organized By: Kanata-March Horticultural Society

02febAll DayDeadline for SGHS 2022 Photo Competition(All Day: wednesday) Event Organized By: Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society

09feb7:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual EventGrass With ClassWith Cindy Cluette, owner of Beyond the House7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Event Organized By: Barrhaven Garden Club

10feb6:30 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventRolling Out the Red Carpet Around the World: The Role of Ceremonial Boulevards6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Event Organized By: The Urbanism Lab - National Capital Commission

Climate Change Adaptation

Shared Plant Care

How is climate change affecting your plants and gardens?  Share plant records on bloom times, pests, growth observations, and plant care with like-minded gardeners,  for “real time” climate adaptation techniques.


For Inspiration and Care

Curated Articles on Caring for Plants. From leading Bloggers, Master Gardeners, Botanic Gardens and our valued Guest Bloggers – all in one place!

Newsletter for All Gardeners

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Support Native Plants

Easier Plant Selection

Browse plants based on criteria including colour, bloom months, pollinators, height, sun/shades and plant type.

Click through on a plant to access care and growing tips.

We focus on native plants. Here’s a sample.

A field full or purple lavender


Though Lavender is not native to North America, it is grown for its aesthetics and fabulous scents in the garden. Lavender is also…

Cup Plant

Cup plant, Silphium perfoliatum, is a beautiful native Ontario plant. Its large stature, (6 to 9 feet tall), and wide, tapered leaves are further…
A Eastern Redbud tree in full bloom

Eastern Redbud

Oh this easy-going ornamental can be grown as a shrub or as a small tree. Loving full sun to partial shade, plant this…
A field of sunflowers ready to seed


Sunflowers are fairly versatile; height varies, as does soil and lighting preferences. There are many species native to Canada. Provides long summer bloom…

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