Program of Events

With the existing COVID-19 situation, in-person sessions will continue to be on hold until further notice. During this time we will be offering Zoom/virtual sessions, including externally hosted ones that are open to the public. We are currently in the process of organizing BGC hosted Zoom sessions. Please continue to check our list.

To all our members, Keep Safe & Stay Well!


January 21, 2021:  External Zoom Event: “Discussion about Bioregionalism: Follow-up to Film: Hochelaga, Terres des Âmes” presented by the McGill Permaculture Club
Location: Virtual
Time:  6 pm EST.

This event is hosted by the McGill Permaculture Club using Zoom and is open to the public.

They will discuss how bioregional governance can be an effective tool to collectively manage resources.

For more details on this event, click link to event details.

To join the presentation, click link to event.


January 21, 2021:  External Webinar: “New Plants Showing Promise” presented by Richard Hawke
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:00-8:3- pm EST.

This event is hosted by Fine Gardening and is open to the public.

Richard Hawke of the Chicago Botanic Garden has spent much of his career trialing plants. Each year he puts new offerings into the test gardens at CBG and monitors their overall performance. In this webinar you’ll find out which new plants are worthy of your hard earned dollar.

You must register for this event.  For more information on this event and speaker, as well as to register, click link to event details.


January 26, 2021:  External YouTube Webinar: “Garden Myths” presented by Robert Pavlis
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:30-9:00 pm EST.

This event is hosted by the Ottawa Horticultural Society (OHS) on YouTube and is open to the public.

Robert Pavlis is a well-known speaker and educator with over 40 years of gardening experience. He is the author of a number of books, and publishes several popular gardening blogs. Robert will present a number of gardening myths, including myths about planting trees, natural pesticides are safe, hostas don’t grow in sun, and weed barriers prevent weeds from growing. For more information on this event and speaker, click this link to event details on the OHS site.

No registration is required. To join the presentation, click link to event


March 17, 2021:  BGC Zoom Event: “Ornamental Kitchen Gardens” presented by Ines Batterton of My Nordic Garden in Hawkesbury, ON
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:00 pm EST. 

This is a members-only Zoom event hosted by BGC.

Kitchen gardens are a wonderful way to support our environment and our own health. Ines Batterton will help you learn how to set up and maintain a kitchen garden in a natural way while also adding ornamental elements to beautify it.

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Members who are registered for 2021 will receive an invitation by email to join the session prior to the event. 

If you are not currently a 2021 BGC member, please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership  (email Clara at cnotartomaso@nullhotmail.com). BGC appreciates your support during these challenging times.


March 18, 2021: Externally Hosted Live Webinar:  “Tomato Tips, Tricks, and Myths” presented by tomato expert Scott Daigre
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:00 pm EST. 

This live webinar is hosted by Fine Gardening. 

It’s no secret that the tomato is a favorite summertime staple, yet it is thought to be one of the most difficult plants to grow. Join author, garden designer and educator Scott Daigre as he helps set you on the right path to getting the great harvest you’re after!  

You must register for this event. To reserve your spot and receive the event link, go to:   Register for Webinar


March 23, 2021:  External YouTube Webinar: “No Yard, No Problem” presented by Lana Doss
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:30-9:00 pm EST.

This event is hosted by the Ottawa Horticultural Society (OHS) on Youtube and is open to the public.

Join Lana Doss of The Fine Gardener as she guides us through creating interesting small spaces outside. Whether you have a balcony, deck or patio, there are infinite ways to grow a lush oasis without a yard. For more on this event, see: https://ottawahort.org/events/no-yard-no-problem/

No registration is required. To join the presentation on Youtube, click link to event

 


April 14, 2021:  BGC Zoom Event: “Herb Garden Skin Care” presented by Stephanie Rose of Garden Therapy in Vancouver, BC
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:00 pm EST. 

This is a members-only Zoom event hosted by BGC.

Stephanie Rose is on a mission to help you live a better life through plants! She has spent years mastering the craft of soil, plants, and mother earth, and during that time she also learnt about related subjects such as natural skincare formulation. She is as well an award-winning author with 10 books and counting. 

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Members who are registered for 2021 will receive an invitation by email to join the session prior to the event. 

If you are not currently a 2021 BGC member, please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership (email Clara at cnotartomaso@nullhotmail.com). BGC appreciates your support during these challenging times.


April 27, 2021:  External YouTube Webinar: “Growing More Butterflies” presented by Trish Murphy
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:30-9:00 pm EST.

This event is hosted by the Ottawa Horticultural Society (OHS) on Youtube and is open to the public.

Speaker Trish Murphy will look at some of the diverse species of Milkweeds that attract Monarch and some other garden-worthy wildflowers that nurture local butterflies, as caterpillars and as adults. 

For more on this event, see: ottawahort.org/events/growing-more-butterflies-2/

No registration is required. To join the presentation on Youtube, click link to event


May 12, 2021:  BGC Zoom Event: “Where Do Australian Plants Come From?” presented by Roger and Gwen Elliot
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:00 pm EST. 

This is a members-only Zoom event hosted by BGC.

Join this amazing couple as they open up the world of Australian plants to us. Rodger and Gwen Elliot have operated nurseries specializing in Australian plants for about 30 years and have been involved in selecting and breeding them for worldwide markets. Roger has lectured on Australian Plants the world over, and has received numerous awards. Both Rodger and Gwen were appointed Members of the Order of Australia (A.M.) for their contribution to the horticulture of Australian plants, and are members of Horticultural Media Association Hall of Fame.

Members who are registered for 2021 will receive an invitation by email to join the session prior to the event. 

If you are not currently a 2021 BGC member, please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership (email Clara at cnotartomaso@nullhotmail.com). BGC appreciates your support during these challenging times.


June 9, 2021:  BGC Zoom Event:  To Be Announced
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:00 pm EST. 

Details will be made available as soon as they are known. Please check back with us!


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BGC SPECIAL OFFERING:  During this exceptional COVID-19 period we invite members and non-members to view the following presentation on the Métis Gardens, also known as the Reford Gardens, prepared by Exec member Gloria Timmons. Note that you can watch it in full screen by clicking on the Full-Screen icon  in the bottom-right corner and you can use the Pause and Navigation Bar controls if wanted. Click the icon bottom right to exit full-screen mode. We hope you enjoy!