Russell & District Horticultural Society

The Russell and District Horticultural Society is a group dedicated to developing interest and education in horticulture in gardeners of all ages. The Society promotes the protection of the natural environment and the beautification of the community as well as holds meetings and educational workshops and encourages the planting of trees, shrubs and flowers in the community.

Constitution and By-laws

At our Annual General Meeting in November 2017 we voted to make a change to our Constitution and By-laws.

Junior Gardeners

Hey kids! If you are aged 5, 16 or anywhere inbetween and are interested in growing things, the Junior Gardeners could be just what you're looking for. Learn more about the Junior Gardeners program.

Presidents


Past Presidents: Standing - Jon Funston, Carole Van Die, Marcel Beauchamp, sitting - Louise Houle, Pegi Holtz, Grace Stapper, Lindley MacPhail. Absent were Trudy Lentz and Pat Stachon.

Local Events

Trivia Nights

Connie Johnston will be asking the hard questions at the upcoming Trivia Nights. Join the fun!

April 21 Upstairs at the Russell Arena for Alzheimers


 

Coming Up

Monday, April 16, 2018
Rock Gardening with Unique Local Plants
Guest speaker Judy Wall from Rock Wall Gardens

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Ontario Horticultural Association District 1 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Lunching Local at Académie du Gourmet Day Trip

Monday, May 21, 2018
Bonsai!

Monday, June 18, 2018
Pereskiopsis - Rare and Endangered Cacti
Guest speaker Scott Hopkins

RDHS Spring Flower Show

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Glass on Glass Workshop

Monday, July 23, 2018
Scented Oil Candles Workshop

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Garden Tour

Monday, September 17, 2018
Plants and Gifts from the Garden Auction
President’s challenge, OHA convention presentations

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Coronation Hall Cider Mills Day Trip

October (date to be determined)
Central Experimental Farm Tour Day Trip

Monday, October 15, 2018
Kitchen Gardens
Judith Cox, a master gardener speaking on Kitchen Gardens

Monday, November 19, 2018
RDHS Annual General Meeting
Potluck supper, fun floral craft, games, prizes, annual reports and elections

Monday, January 15, 2019
Growing a Nursery Business
Guest speakers Jane and Tony Hendrix of Meadow Greens Nursery

Monday, February 18, 2019
Wild Orchids of Ontario
Guest speaker Dave Cooper, president of the Ottawa Orchid Society

Monday, March 18, 2019
Floral Design demonstration
Heidi Oeschger will be our guest presenter


For a fulll list of the upcoming meetings and events, go the the Meetings/Events page.

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