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. 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.


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.  In this webinar you’ll find out which new plants are worthy of your hard earned dollar.  For more information on this event and speaker 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 will present a number of gardening myths, including myths about planting trees, natural pesticides are safe, hostas don’t grow in sun, and more. For more information on this event and speaker, click this link to event details on the OHS site.


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.

mynordicgarden.ca

Members who are registered for 2021 will receive an invitation by email to join the session prior to the event. If you are not a member, please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership – email bgcmembership@nullbeaconsfieldgardenclub.ca. 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. 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! 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.  For more on this event, see: https://ottawahort.org/events/no-yard-no-problem/

 


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 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.  

GardenTherapy.ca

Members who are registered for 2021 will receive an invitation by email to join the session prior to the event. If you are not a member, please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership (email bgcmembership@nullbeaconsfieldgardenclub.ca). 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/


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.  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.)  and are members of the 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 a member, please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership – email bgcmembership@nullbeaconsfieldgardenclub.ca. BGC appreciates your support during these challenging times.


May 26, 2021:  Zoom Event:  “Delphiniums” presented by Hazel, Joe & Amy Cook of Blossom Hill Nursery, Peterborough
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:30 pm EST. 

This Zoom event is hosted by the Pointe Claire Horticultural Society and is co-sponsored by BGC.

Members who are registered for 2021 will receive an invitation by email prior to the event. If you are not a member, please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership – email bgcmembership@nullbeaconsfieldgardenclub.ca. BGC appreciates your support during these challenging times.


June 9, 2021:  BGC Zoom Event: “Cocktails in the Garden” presented by C.L. Fornari
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:00 pm EST. 

This is a Zoom event hosted by BGC.  C.L. Fornari is a speaker, radio host and garden consultant, and author of several books. She will take us on a walk through her garden on Cape Cod and share ideas for container gardening, vegetable gardens and colourful combinations of annuals and perennials.

www.gardenlady.com

Members who are registered for 2021 will receive an invitation by email to join the session prior to the event. If you are not a member, please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership – email bgcmembership@nullbeaconsfieldgardenclub.ca. BGC appreciates your support during these challenging times.


September 22, 2021:    Zoom Event: “Gardens of Ireland” presented by Heinke Thiessen
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:30 pm EST. 

This Zoom event is hosted by the Pointe Claire Horticultural Society in collaboration with BGC. Heinke Thiessen a well known speaker with a long experience in landscape and floral design.

Members who are registered for 2021 will receive an invitation by email to join the session prior to the event. If you are not a member, please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership – email bgcmembership@nullbeaconsfieldgardenclub.ca. BGC appreciates your support during these challenging times.


September 25 (rain date September 26), 2021:   BGC Plant Sale at the outdoor Beaconsfield Local Market
Location: Centennial Park, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield
Time:  12:00-5pm EST. 

Fall is a wonderful time to add new plants to your garden or make some changes! Come check out the BGC tables at the Beaconsfield Local Market for great deals on plants from our members’ gardens.

 


October 27, 2021:    Zoom Event: “Gardening Without Flowers” presented by Paul Zammit
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:30 pm EST. 

This Zoom event is hosted by the Pointe Claire Horticultural Society in collaboration with BGC. The inimitable Paul Zammit is an outstanding and popular speaker whose enthusiasm for gardening is contagious.

Members who are registered for 2021 will receive an invitation by email to join the session prior to the event. If you are not a member, please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership – email bgcmembership@nullbeaconsfieldgardenclub.ca. BGC appreciates your support during these challenging times.


November 10, 2021:    Topic to be Announced
Location: To Be Announced
Time:  7:30 pm EST. 

Details to come. Please check back with us!

 


December 8, 2021:    Topic to be Announced
Location: To Be Announced
Time:  7:30 pm EST. 

Details to come. 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!