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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.

Annual General Meeting

Monday, November 20, 2017
6:30pm at the Russell Meadows
Please RSVP to Carole Van Die at 613-821-3096 if you plan to attend.

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
9:30 am to 4:00pm
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School, Russell

March it on Out!

Drop off March 23, 2018 between 5pm and 8pm

Doors open Saturday, March 24 at 8am

On Friday evening, drop off the stuff you don’t want anymore. Come back on Saturday morning and for only $10 you can take home as much stuff as you want.

New Location for Our Meetings

We are very excited that we now meet at the Russell Meadows Retirement Community at 475 Church Street in Russell. Come and join us!

Trees for Sale!

Two years ago, a variety of trees were temporarily planted by the RDHS at Marianne Vedder’s house with the idea to sell them once they had grown a bit. Well now they are ready! If you are interested, please contact Marianne Vedder at 613-445-5341 or to make arrangements to dig up a tree and take it home with you to plant in your own garden.

These prices are only for this fall.

Marianne lives at 115 Craig Street, Russell and there is a row of happy little trees, each waiting to find a good, permanent home.

The available trees are:

Austrian pine Pinus nigra $20

red maple Acer rubrum SOLD OUT

red oak Quercus rubra SOLD OUT

shagbark hickory Carya ovata SOLD OUT

white birch Betula papyrifera SOLD OUT

white spruce Picea glauca $15

Local Events

Paul Mussell Comedy Show

Saturday, November 18th at 7pm
Russell Township Public Library

Paul's blend of clean, genial humor is a breath of fresh country air. For more info, you can go to the Russell Township Public Library website.


The Russell and District Horticultural Society celebrated Canada’s 150th on June 15, 2017 at MacDougall Park. The past, present and future presidents were invited by the society for a group photo shoot followed by a tea and luncheon.

In the picture standing are Jon Funston, Carole Van Die, Marcel Beauchamp, sitting Louise Houle, Pegi Holtz, Grace Stapper, Lindley MacPhail. Absent were Trudy Lentz and Pat Stachon.

Photos by Grace Stapper

Long time member, Grace Stapper, is a talented photographer. Some of her favourite subjects are the flowers and plants in her garden as well as the creatures that live among them. To have a look at some of the photos that she has shared with us, visit the album Grace Stapper's Garden on our Flickr page.

2017 Yearbook

The digital copy of the 2017 Yearbook is now available!

Click here to download a digital copy of the 2017 Yearbook.


Coming Up

Monday, November 20, 2017
RDHS AGM and Potluck Supper
6:30pm at the Russell Meadows

Monday, January 15, 2018
7pm at the Russell Meadows

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Living Locally Fair
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School

Monday, February 19, 2018 7pm
Guest speaker Cindy Cluett presenting on the topic of Dwarf Conifers
7pm at the Russell Meadows

Monday, March 19, 2018
Guest speaker Jonathan Naf presenting on Organic Farming
7pm at the Russell Meadows

March 23 and 24, 2018
March it on Out!
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School

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




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