Meetings are held on the
4th Tuesday of these months for 2023
January 24th, February 28th, March 28th, April 25th & May 23rd
September 26th, October 24th & - November 28th
Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre
14 Anderson Lane
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
NOTL Hort Society AGM Guest Speaker
Niagara-on-the-Lake is known as 'The Loveliest Town in Canada'. And, those of us who live and garden here agree. But when Paul Zammit, Professor at Niagara College and former Director of Horticulture at Toronto Botanical Garden for over a decade, spoke at the NOTL Horticulture Society's AGM on November 22, 2022, he challenged members to think differently about their gardens.
In 2017, Helen became co-publisher of The Toronto & Golden Horseshoe Gardener’s Journal; 2022 marks its 30th Edition. In 2021, she was elected National Director (Canada & International) for GardenComm, the industry association for garden communicators. A graduate in landscape design at the soon-to-be-renamed Ryerson University, where her thesis team shared the Shawn Gallaugher Design Excellence Award, Helen also holds a certificate in horticulture from University of Guelph.
Join me via ZOOM at your HYBRID MEETING!
Small Accessible Gardens
Explore along with us as we share our Grimsby, Ontario small accessible garden. We use a small garden landscaping technique that aims to create a tapestry of tranquil spaces and moments – a sharing of colour, texture, sound, and scent using unusual garden hardscaping and plantings. Sharon holds an Education Doctorate from the University of Toronto and John a Bachelor of Science from Guelph. John has worked in the horticultural industry and both have won awards for their institutional and residential landscaping designs and are speakers with the Ontario Horticultural Association.
The Five Senses of Garden Design
All of your senses are alert in the garden, taking in all that nature has to offer you.
The garden stimulates your sense of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. These are very important when planning your own little oasis, but when speaking of designing your garden, there is another set of senses to consider. I will be discussing The Five Senses of Garden Design and how you can incorporate them into your own garden.
Grow Something Different: Plants and Other Stuff
David was born and raised in Yorkshire, England, but has made Canada his home. A humorist, storyteller, and photographer, he is a popular speaker at horticultural societies and gardening clubs, where he shares the humour and passion of a lifelong gardener. For twenty years he has been the weekly garden columnist for The Waterloo Region Record. His articles have also appeared in Garden Making magazine, Grand magazine, Canadian Gardening magazine, and the Farmer’s Almanac.
Nancy Lee-Colibaba is a horticulture technician who has been involved in horticultural therapy at Royal Botanical Gardens for 37 years. Now retired, she continues to raise public awareness through education and horticultural programs to various community groups. We are thrilled to have her come and share her knowledge with us.
A POLLINATOR PATCH FROM THE GROUND UP
Bees, beetles, birds, and butterflies are among the important pollinators vital for plant propagation. Worldwide, our pollinators are in danger. You can make a difference by designing gardens that
support native pollinators.
Courtesy Canadian Wildlife Federation: Illustration by Astrid Colton
PEONIES & DAHLIAS - GRIEF & GLORY
Sharing my experience with growing peonies for 30+ years, and more recently dabbling in dahlias. Rick is a lifelong resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Read more about Rick here.
EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT CLEMATIS
Join me in an exploration of the many different cultivars of these wonderful garden plants. From their introduction in the 19th century to the present. We will look at the various types, what they like and where best to grow them.
OF SOUTHEAST ASIA
Join Master Gardener and avid world traveler Dan Cooper on his curated visual tour of the incredible tropical gardens of Southeast Asia.
A Victory Garden can serve us all as a personal journey of love, loss, and healing through the natural cycles of the earth during difficult times.