Events: Ottawa & Gatineau Area

Big Backyard BioBlitz

Big Backyard BioBlitz

Ready, set, snap! It’s the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s 4th annual Big Backyard BioBlitz. This August long weekend, join thousands of newbies and seasoned BioBlitzers across the country in documenting the nature around them. All you need is a smartphone, tablet or digital camera. Just snap photos or record audio of birds, insects, plants and other creatures wherever…

Pests in the garden

Pests in the garden

Are those pesky critters wreaking havoc on your beautiful garden? Join us at the Last Duel Campground for a fun and informative event all about dealing with garden pests. Learn how to identify common pests, natural ways to keep them at bay, and tips for maintaining a healthy garden ecosystem. The Table Garden Coordinator, Joanna…

Harmer House Garden Party

Harmer House Garden Party

We are gathering with You! Ottawa’s Best Community Member Champions, Harmer House Residents, Supporters and Staff. Join us for the chance to celebrate Summer with a one of kind Community Garden Party and the Grand Opening of our Courtyard Fountain sponsored by the Greater Ottawa Water Garden Horticultural Society. All event proceeds will go to…

Garden & Grow

Garden & Grow

Immerse yourself in the world of flowers at Garden & Grow! Discover planting workshops, guided garden tours, or chat with an expert and learn how to care for your plants and garden. A day for all to raise a glass and #ShatterTheSilence   Venue: Horticulture Building M Algonquin College (200 Adjidjàk Private, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8)  …

Planning your Pollinator/Wildlife Garden

Planning your Pollinator/Wildlife Garden

Attend the second workshop of our “Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library (OWSL) Presents…” series.During this workshop, we will discuss different types of pollinators/wildlife and how they have evolved with native plants to be their pollination and distribution systems. We will also examine factors to be considered when choosing plants for your personal garden, ensuring plant selection for the conditions…

Supporting Wildlife and Pollinators with your Garden

Supporting Wildlife and Pollinators with your Garden

Attend the first workshop of our “Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library (OWSL) Presents…” series.During this workshop, entitled “Supporting Wildlife and Pollinators with your Garden”, we will examine wildlife needs and how to best meet these needs in your personal garden. The importance of native species will be covered, as well as the topic of identifying and…

FREE MICROGREENS, MACRO KNOWLEDGE SEMINAR

FREE MICROGREENS, MACRO KNOWLEDGE SEMINAR

Microgreens are quick, easy and versatile, perfect for beginners and those looking for fresh organic greens year-round. In this workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to know about growing and using tasty, nutrient-packed microgreens.  Join us at our Windmill Lane (Ottawa East) location and meet Rebecca Boyar from West Coast Seeds!She has a diverse horticultural background growing…

DEMYSTIFY YOUR HYDRANGEA

DEMYSTIFY YOUR HYDRANGEA

Date: July 20th, 2024Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm Maximum Spots: 50   —   Hydrangeas are one of the most beautiful perennials in a garden; however, some varieties need specific care to keep them healthy and thriving.  Hydrangeas have multiple strains requiring different pruning techniques and even need different PH levels to bloom a specific colour, so it…

DEMYSTIFY YOUR HYDRANGEA

DEMYSTIFY YOUR HYDRANGEA

Date: July 20th, 2024Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm Maximum Spots: 50   —   Hydrangeas are one of the most beautiful perennials in a garden; however, some varieties need specific care to keep them healthy and thriving.  Hydrangeas have multiple strains requiring different pruning techniques and even need different PH levels to bloom a specific colour, so it…

Des saveurs botaniques – Botanical Flavours

Des saveurs botaniques – Botanical Flavours

Explorer la biodiversité végétale dans notre assiette, c’est une délicieuse façon de participer à la transition socioécologique! Tout l’été, cultivez la gourmandise écoresponsable à travers des activités ludiques. Au menu : apprenez à réduire le gaspillage alimentaire et dégustez des végétaux aux saveurs étonnantes pendant que les jeunes enfants s’amusent à jouer à cuisiner à l’aire…

Van Berlo Gardens

Van Berlo Gardens

Van Berlo Gardens is an impressive 2.4 acre garden overlooking the St. Lawrence River.  There is lots to see and appreciate in this plant collectors garden.  The front yard is completely planted with a selection of sun-loving plants, many of which are colorful. The backyard is a relaxing, shady retreat overlooking the water and the…

Bloom and Art Festival

Bloom and Art Festival

Celebrating the Artists of our local communities! On July 6th & 7th, artists will gather at Beyond the House to showcase their work and promote art in our community. This art exhibition and sale will showcase various forms of visual media, including sculpture, stained glass, stone, pottery and more. Russell’s two high schools will be…