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Russell & District Horticultural Society

Everyone is always welcome at our meetings. Come to any of our meetings or events and see for yourself what a great group it is.


Meetings are held at 7:00 pm, the third Monday of each month excluding July, August and December.

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

It is almost always free to attend and everyone is welcome, whether you are a member or not. We would be delighted to see you at our next meeting. Hope to see you soon. See below for a full list of meetings and events for the upcoming year.

Meeting Minutes

Click on the month below to view a pdf version of the minutes from the meeting. You will need Adobe Reader in order to read these files. To get this program free, go to the Adobe Reader Download site.

January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
May 2018
June 2018
September 2018

2018-19 Programme

Get the 2018 Yearbook here! (download the pdf version)

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Painting and Tea Workshop

Monday, April 16, 2018
Rock Gardening with Unique Local Plants
Judy Wall from Convenor: Marianne Vedder

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

Monday, May 21, 2018
Convener: Carole Van Die

Monday, June 18, 2018
Pereskiopsis - Rare and Endangered Cacti
Scott Hopkins, “Pereskiopsis” Rare and Endangered Cacti. Convenor: Lindley McPhail

Monday, June 18, 2018
RDHS Spring Flower Show
Convenor: Pegi Holtz

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
(location is at 8730 Victoria Street, Metcalfe - home of Pegi Holtz)

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

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

Monday, October 15, 2018
Kitchen Gardens
Judith Cox, a master gardener speaking on Kitchen Gardens. Growing food for the kitchen has been with us for a long time. We can grow food with limited space and make the garden beautiful. Convenor: Grace Stapper

Monday, November 19, 2018
RDHS Annual General Meeting
Potluck supper, fun floral craft, games, prizes, annual reports and elections. Convenors: Louise Houle and Marilyn MacMillan

Monday, January 15, 2019
Growing a Nursery Business
Jane and Tony Hendrix of Meadow Greens Nursery will give a talk and show pictures of how their business began and has grown over the years. Convener: Linda Duhamel

Monday, February 18, 2019
Wild Orchids of Ontario
Dave Cooper, president of the Ottawa Orchid Society will give a presentation The Wild Orchids of Ontario. He will focus on the wild species that he has seen locally. Included in his presentation will be a brief background on orchids, species vs hybrids and conservation. Convener: Carole Van Die

Monday, March 18, 2019
Floral Design demonstration
Heidi Oeschger will be our guest presenter. Convener: Marcel Beauchamps

flower shows

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