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Speaking Engagements

Owner Mary Reid often shares her knowledge to groups around the city. Below is a look at upcoming and past speaking engagements.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • Watch for new dates coming soon.

Past Speaking Engagements

2017

  • Winning Gardens – Smiths Falls Horticultural Society – April 2017
  • Container Gardening – Christian Women’s Group – April 2017
  • Your Favourite Bulbs – Bulbs for All Season – Retired Teachers – March 2017
  • Natural Alternatives to Herbicides and Pesticides – Good Shepherd Barrhaven Church – March 2017
  • Know your Soil – Gloucester Horticultural Society – March 2017
  • Garden Makeovers – Rejuvenating your garden – Rockcliffe Park Garden Club – February 2017
  • Bulbs for all seasons – Gatineau Valley Gardeners – January 2017
  • Dividing and Maintaining Perennials – Nepean Horticultural Society – January 2017
  • Water-wise Gardening – Morning Break group – January 2017
  • Natural Alternatives to Herbicides and Pesticides – CFUW – January 2017
  • Soft fruit – Greely Gardeners Group – January 2017

2016

  • Fantastic Ground Covers – Ottawa Garden Club – November 2016
  • Raised Beds – Smiths Falls Horticultural Society – November 2016
  • Don’t Stop Yet – Fall Tasks – Ottawa South Garden Club – October 2016
  • Dirty Little Underground Secrets (Soil) – Brockville and District Horticultural Society – October 2017
  • Fall gardening and putting your garden to bed – Green Team at CATSA – October 2016
  • Fall gardening and putting your garden to bed – Crystal Beach/Lakeview Friendship Club – October 2016
  • Has your lawn seen better days? – Good Shepherd Barrhaven church – Sept 2016
  • Reviving a Tired Garden – Almonte and District Horticultural Society – May 2016
  • Eco-friendly Gardening for the Spring Gardener – Lunch and Learn for CATSA – May 2016
  • Planting planters – Morning Break – April 2016
  • Garden Design for Evolving Realities – Master Gardeners – April 2016
  • Environmentally Friendly ways to deal with bugs and weeds – Athens Garden Club – April 2016
  • Getting your Garden Ready for the Spring – Lunch and Learn – IRDETO – April 2016
  • Taking root – Good Shepherd Church Barrhaven – April 2016
  • Reviving a Tired Garden – West Carleton Horticultural Society – April 2016
  • Spring is Springing: Tips for the Spring Gardener Nepean Community Group – April 2016
  • Lawn Maintenance for the Traditional Lawn plus Some Alternatives – Kanata-March Horticultural Society – April 2016
  • Little to Low Maintenance Gardening: Tips for the Busy Gardener – Retired Teachers -March 2016
  • A Makeover for Tired Gardens and Tired Gardeners – Ottawa Garden Club – March 2016
  • Hedges – Planting, Maintaining, Renewing – Nepean Horticultural Society – February 2016
  • Raised beds – Old Ottawa South Garden Club – February 2016
  • Rejuvenating your mature garden – Morning Break group – January 2016
  • Behind the scenes at a garden centre – local garden club in Nepean – January 2016
  • Lawn and lawn alternatives – Greely Gardeners – January 2016
  • Rejuvenating a tired garden – Barrhaven Garden Club – January 2016

2015

  • Forcing bulbs – Smiths Falls Horticultural Society – November 2015
  • You are not done yet – Kanata-March Horticultural Society – October 2015
  • Forcing bulbs – Gananoque Horticultural Society – September 2015
  • Fall gardening – South Nepean Community Health Centre – September 2015
  • Fall gardening – IRDETO Lunch and Learn – September 2015
  • Fall gardening – Good Shepherd Barrhaven Church – September 2015
  • Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society – Vines, Trailers and Creepers – September 2015
  • Natural alternatives to pesticides and herbicides – Lunch and learn for CATSA – August 2015
  • Dirty Little Underground Secrets – Land O Lakes Garden Club – June 2015
  • Renovating a Mature Garden – Cityview Community Association – April 2015
  • Little to No Maintenance for the Busy Gardener – Good Shepherd Church Barrhaven – April 2015
  • Renovating a Mature Garden – OPERA – April 2015
  • Some Newer Perennials and Woodies and how do they really fare! – Gatineau Valley Gardeners March 2015
  • Makeovers for Tired Gardens and Tired Gardeners – Pakenham Horticultural Society – March 2015
  • Late bloomers – perennials and shrubs – Champlain Garden Club – February 2015
  • Grass, Grubs and Ground Cover – Morning Break group – February 2015

2014

  • What’s new in perennial and woodies:  comments on some of the successes of newer introductions. Gloucester Horticultural Society – October 2014
  • Soft fruit – Perth and District Horticultural Society – October 2014
  • Vertical Gardens – Up and Down the Walls… Brockville and District Horticultural Society – September 2014
  • Shrubs – Flowering throughout the Season – Maxville and District Horticultural Society – September 2014
  • Introduction to Garden Design – Athens Garden Club – September 2014
  • You’re not Done Yet – Rotary Club of Nepean Kanata – September 2014
  • The Vertical Garden – Old Ottawa South Garden Club – September 2014
  • You’re Not Done Yet – Greely Gardeners – September 2014
  • Vertical Gardens – Iroquois Garden Club – July 2014
  • Climbers Carleton Place and District Horticultural Society – June 2014
  • Renovating a Mature Garden – Kanata March Horticultural Society – May 2014
  • Gardens Growing Forward – OHA District 2 Annual General Meeting – April 2014
  • Insects – Good and Bad – Gatineau Valley Gardeners – April 2014
  • Sustainable gardens – Canadian Federation of University Women AGM – April, 2014
  • Introduction to Garden Design – OPERA – April 2014
  • Self-sustaining gardens  – Morning Break – March 2014
  • The Scoop on Dirt – Ottawa Garden Club – March 2014
  • Renovating an Older Garden – Rockcliffe Park Garden Club – February 2014
  • What grows in Ottawa – Local association of Ikebana artists – February 2014
  • Lawn Care – Nepean Horticultural Society – February 2014