Saturday, 4 February 2017

Hello fellow gardeners, I hope you have all been paying attention to the Groundhog as he has predicted an early Spring. And on that note please find below an invitation for those who are interested to attend a garden forum:

OTTAWA GARDEN FORUM - February 11, 2017from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Sandy Hill Community Centre. 250 Somerset East
Hosted by: Landscape Ontario Ottawa Chapter
The objective of this Garden Forum is to bring all garden enthusiasts together to work collaboratively in making Ottawa a better garden community and to promote the value of gardening and gardens. This is an opportunity to find out what is happening and what is being planned for in 2017. The Forum is open to everyone, there is no fee to attend, so please share this information in your network.
Please advise us of your participation by sending an email to
1 pm – Welcome by hosts: Ottawa Landscape Ontario; Ottawa Garden Network
1:05 – Ottawa Garden Network Update – GĂ©rald Lajeunesse/Michel Gauthier
·         Growing Our Markets project outline
·         Ottawa Garden Network mandate and activities
1:30 – Ottawa Garden Days – June 9 – 18, 2017
·         What is being planned and how you can engage with Garden Days 2017
·         Ottawa’s Official Garden Day
·         Introduction of the Ottawa Garden Days Spokesperson
1:45 –Gardens – Update
·         Front Yard Gardens  and Bylaws
·         Greenscaping Pilot project
·         Rain Gardens
·         Canadensis
2:10 – Coffee Break
2:20 – Gardens and Ottawa 2017 - 150th Celebration
·         Branding Ottawa as “A City of Gardens”
·         Just Food 150th Activities
·         The Garden Promenade
·         Front Yard Garden Registry  and Awards
·         Canadian Tulip Festival 65th Anniversary
·         Special Garden Events – What kind of events can be organized to celebrate the value and benefits of gardens for the summer of 2017
2:50 – Other Garden News from the participants
3:00 – Adjournment


Happy garden planning everyone!