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Our biggest plant sale of the year. Not to be missed! Read more.

April's Plant of the Month features an unusual sedum for trough or rock garden. Read more

Open Gardens

Some of our members open their gardens to the public.

Merlins Hollow
10:00 am-5:00 pm on May 11, June 8, July 6 and July 14
181 Centre Cres, Aurora, ON

Marion Jarvie marionjarvie [at] sympatico [dot] ca (e-mail)
10:00 am-4:00 pm on April 26-27, May 31-June 1, July 19-20, September 20-21. Rain or Shine!
37 Thornheights Road, Thornhill, ON

Virginia Hildebrandt info [at] onrockgarden [dot] com ( e-mail)
9:00 am-5:00 pm on May 17 & 18 and throughout the summer, by request
4075 Victoria Rd S,  Puslinch, ON

What's New!

  • Posted on April 10, 2014

    Saturday July 26, all day. Return to ‘simpler times’ through the rediscovery of the Garden Party of yesteryears, featuring wine, song, FREE entertainment, garden tours and more! This is all ages, family friendly event. Costumes are welcome too! In support of Norfolk General Hospital. info [at] whistlinggardens [dot] ca (Contact Whistling Gardens) to register. Darren Heimbecker, owner of these gardens, is an ORG&HPS member.

  • Posted on April 10, 2014

    July 5 & 6, 2014 9:00am-5:00pm.  ORG&HPS member, Plant Paradise Country Gardens, is hosting the 7th annual Delphinium Festival. It is a celebration of summer in the garden that includes guided talk & tours of the botanical gardens, plant sales, BBQ lunch, artisans, and a presentation by the world renowned Delphinium hybridizer and creator of the New Millennium Delphiniums from New Zealand, Terry Dowdeswell. Free, reserved seating. Visit their website for more information. www.plantparadise.ca

  • Posted on February 27, 2014

    Delosperma are colourful succulents from South Africa for a sunny, dry rockery.  ORG&HPS member, Dugald Cameron, writes: "If your soil is heavy, add lots of coarse sand and plant on a raised bed or slope. If your soil's sandy: lucky you. Just don't plant in a spot that's a skating rink in winter." Gardenimport sells a number of Delosperma hybridized by Panayoti Kelaidis, our April speaker. View Panayoti's video.

        

        'Lavender Ice'              'Fire Spinner'               'Table Mountain'

  • Posted on February 25, 2014

    The German seedhouse Jelitto offers seed that is often rare and unusual. ORG&HPS orders a few each year on behalf of its members. The seeds will be on sale at both the March and April meetings and are also available by mail. Quantities are limited so get your order in fast! View the list and get full details.

Upcoming Speakers

"The World of Hepaticas"

John Massey

John Massey is a nurseryman, plant breeder, plant collector and, above all, a passionate gardener. He acquired Ashwood Nurseries as a teenager in 1968, straight from school and with no formal training in horticulture. John is a specialist in...

Plant of the Month for April, 2014

 (SEE-dum roo-PES-tree KRIS-tah-tuh)

General Information:

A well behaved, unusual sedum that always gets a comment from visitors.  Sedum repustre is a common bluish green sedum that spreads quickly, and the variety S. rupestre  ‘Angelina’ is a well-known yellowish version that is almost invasive. Sedum rupestre f. cristata looks quite different, and does not spread very quickly. It makes a great rock garden plant and stays small enough to be suitable for a trough.

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