Upcoming events

We have all kinds of events taking place throughout the year, from guest speakers and workshops to plant sales and garden tours. Take a look at all the upcoming events and mark your calendar.

Upcoming Events

Gardening for Continuous Joy

Mon, June 17, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Marionville Community Centre

Join us at our regular meeting for the Flower Show and we will also have guest speaker Judith Cox who will give a presentation on “Gardening for Continuous Joy”.

Click here for the June 2024 Flower Show Schedule. Here are the Rules Governing the Flower Shows.

Day Trip to Rideau Woodland Ramble

Fri, June 21, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Rideau Woodland Ramble

The Ramble is a display garden and sales centre. We will be given garden maps and an orientation and then we are free to ask questions and ramble along the trails. They are known for their hosta collection and a range of trees, shrubs and perennials. We can have lunch at the picnic tables near a babbling pond with many dwarf conifers, lots of grasses, a labyrinth, walk the lake ramble and then the totem trail where we can walk in the woodland and find lots of surprises. We get a 10% discount in the garden centre.

Learn more about the Rideau Woodland Ramble at their website.

Glass on Glass Workshop

Wed, July 10, 2024 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Pegi's House

Choice of frame/window, mobile or totem. Supplies of multi-colored glass pieces, baubles, glue, wire, and cutters included. Bring your own totem pieces or frame or window (not exceeding 12’’x 24’’), gloves and cutters or pliers for mobile. Limit of 8 participants. Preregistration fee of $20.

Please make sure you register for workshops on sign-up sheets at monthly meetings, or call Louise at 613-443-0514 or email at louhou51@gmail.com. $20 fee per workshop, payment prior to workshop required to save your place. Places are limited so sign up early. Bring your own lunch and beverages. You must have a 2024 RDHS membership to participate.

Day Trip to Maitland Garden of Hope

Thu, July 18, 2024 at 10:15 AM

Maitland Garden of Hope

The Maitland Garden of Hope is a 1.5 acre garden with a delightful variety of theme gardens such as wildflower, orchids, woodland, perennials (5000), daylilies, butterfly, culinary, touching, fragrance and magnolia. Their mission is to provide a garden habitat that will aid in the conservation and enjoyment of our native butterflies, birds and honey bees. No charge but a donation to “Our Kenyan Kids” would be appreciated.

After the visit to Maitland Garden of Hope we will be heading over to Van Berlo Gardens, 1357 County Rd 2, Maitland to see a beautiful 2.4 acre private garden.

Garden Tour

Sat, August 17, 2024 from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Various gardens around our area.

Come visit private gardens, each with its own charm. End the tour with a social which includes snacks and prizes. More information, including price of the tickets will be available soon.

Pruning Plants for Enhancement

Mon, September 16, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Marionville Community Centre

Regular meeting and presentation on “Pruning Plants for Enhancement” by Jennifer Glenn.

Grapevine Wreath Making Workshop

Thu, October 17, 2024 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Pegi's House

Please bring secateurs or loppers and any decorations you would like to include or share. We will provide the grapevine and cedar greenery and may have some decorative balls and ribbon.

Please make sure you register for workshops on sign-up sheets at monthly meetings, or call Louise at 613-443-0514 or email at louhou51@gmail.com. $20 fee per workshop, payment prior to workshop required to save your place. Places are limited so sign up early. Bring your own lunch and beverages. You must have a 2024 RDHS membership to participate.

Orchid Care

Mon, October 21, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Marionville Community Centre

Join us at our regular meeting where special guest Janet Johns will give a talk on Orchid Care.

Annual General Meeting

Mon, November 18, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Marionville Community Centre

Join us for our Annual General Meeting where we will swear in the members of our Board of Directors for 2025, make a craft and spend a wonderful evening together.

Horticultural Therapy

Mon, January 20, 2025 at 7:00 PM

Marionville Community Centre

Regular meeting and presentation on “Horticultural Therapy” by Alexsa Ashworth.

Urban Potager

Mon, February 17, 2025 at 7:00 PM

Marionville Community Centre

Regular Meeting and talk on being an urban potager by Odette Mcintyre.

Hydroponic Gardening

Mon, March 17, 2025 at 7:00 PM

Marionville Community Centre

Regular meeting and guest speaker Rebecca Boyar on “Grow Like A Pro – Hydroponic Gardening”.

Mini Flower Show

3 categories

1. In honour of World Candle Day on March 1, an arrangement in a candle holder.

2. In honour of National Cereal Day, an arrangement in a bowl.

3. In honour of March Break, an arrangement with Tropical Flair.

Fusion Landscaping

Mon, April 21, 2025 at 7:00 PM

Marionville Community Centre

Regular meeting and the topic of Fusion Landscaping with guest speaker Benjamin Stapper, Landscape Designer and garden lover.

Mini Flower Show

3 categories

1. “All Cracked Up” – an arrangement featuring egg shells.

2. “Spring Wreath” – a handmade wreath decorated with flowers (fresh or dried).

3. “H2O” – a water viewing design.