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Web-extra (April 14, 2016): Spring 2016 Newswest Garden Calendar.

Web-extra (April 14, 2016): Spring 2016 Newswest Garden Calendar.
UPDATED May 23, 2016.

Like to garden? Well bookmark this page, as it will be updated with more local sales, tours, lectures and meetings as the information becomes available over the next 2 months. Have an event you want included? – send a brief description in plain text to editor@newswest.org .
Meets: April 17-18, 24, May 7,
Sales: April ?, May 7-8, 14, 15, 20, 24, June 4
Talks: April 19, May 3, 17, June 13
Tours: April 24, May 28, June ?.

April 17 & 18 – Orchidophilia.
New location this year at the RA Centre, 2451 prom. Riverside Dr 35th Annual Orchid Show, with orchid displays, art gallery and orchid vendors. Saturday: noon to 5:00 p.m., Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Photographers: Tripods welcome on Sunday 9-11 a.m. The regular April monthly meet at Tom Brown Arena will be cancelled for the event. www.ottawaorchidsociety.com .

April 19 – Master Gardener Lecture.
From 7 to 9pm. “Herbs in your garden – easy, nutritious and delicious”- with Nancy McDonald. Annual and perennial herbs are great additions to your garden and your kitchen! FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#lecture .

April 24 May 1 – Flowering trees: blossoms and pollination. ++++
FCEF Event – Date Change for Tree Tour April 24 – now held on May 1st.
Sunday tour will focus on showy tree flowers like the magnolias but there is much to be learned about all trees in bloom. Come and enjoy the colour as you learn about the trees. The tour leader is Robert Glendinning and will start at 2:00 p.m. at Building 72 in the Arboretum. Although the tours are free and open to the public, please register in advance at 613-230-3276 or info@friendsofthefarm.ca. Donations to the Friends of the Farm will be kindly accepted during the tour. Keep in mind, the flowers were late coming last year due to the weather, so the date may change depending on flower timing. Stay tuned to the friendsofthefarm website for further info.

April 24 – Mechanicsville “Clean up the Capital”.
The MCA Events Committee is coordinating the Mechanicsville “Clean up the Capital” Day on Sunday April 24, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with volunteers to meet at the Laroche Field House. Questions? contact us at: MechanicsvilleCA@gmail.com or on facebook: Mechanicsville Community Association .

May 3 – Master Gardener Lecture.
From 7 to 9 p.m. “Plant Guilds: Taking Companion Planting to the Next Level”- with Rebecca Last. Read the full descriptions and pricing on our Lecture page and reserve tickets at 613-230-3276 . FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#lecture .

May 7 – Hintonburg Clean the Capital.
Join Ottawa’s “Clean the Capital Campaign” to help clean-up our parks and public places in Hintonburg. Co-sponsored by the HCA and the WWBIA. Come out Saturday, May 7 with family and friends to help our community. Registration 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Hintonburg Community Centre. “Wake-up” coffee provided by Cyclelogik; complimentary hamburgers/hot dogs courtesy of Hintonburger restaurant and prizes for kids 10 and under provided by Giant Tiger Express. Rain date is Saturday May 14.

May 7 & 8 – Garden, Goodies and Gifts Sale.
The Unitarian GoGos will stage a Garden, Goodies and Gifts sale to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation on Mothers’ Day weekend, May 7 and 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sale takes place outdoors at the west entrance to the First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Ave., off Richmond Road just east of Woodroffe. For more information email UnitarianGoGos@gmail.com . See April’s Newswest for its article on The Go-gos.

May 14 – Spring Fair
Saturday May 14th, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at All Saints’ Westboro with St. Matthias, 347 Richmond Road. Perennials, flea market, Book, and bake sale. Find new treasures, new authors and acclimatized perennials for your garden. Our popular bake table is back. Browse and enjoy a coffee and a muffin.

May 14 – Poets’ Pathway perennial plant sale.
This annual fundraiser is taking place at 649 Brierwood Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Wide selection of perennials including phlox, cone flowers, shasta daisies, foam flower, black-eyed susans, fall asters, hostas, ferns, daylilies, Siberian and bearded iris, feverfew, coreopsis, lambs’ ear, yarrow, lilies, etc., plus some small shrubs and chives. Most plants $4.00 or less. For information call 613-792-4288 .

May 15 – CEF Rare & Unusual Plant Sale.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., beside CEF Neatby Bldg., Maple Drive. Shop the many specialty growers & plant vendors plus new products, garden accessories! Everything for your garden etc. Ask the experts, and go home with a new botanical gem. Plant “coat checking” service under the FotF canopy (and volunteers help carry them to your vehicle). Parking lot beside Neatby Bldg., Carling & Maple Dr. Lot #293. Info: 613-230-3276 or website. Free admission, donations to Friends of the Farm charity kindly accepted. This year vendors will be selling garden art.
Runs Rain or Shine!

May 17 – Master Gardener Lecture.
From 7 to 9 p.m. “All the Dirt on Container Gardening”- with Catherine Disley Engler. Read the full descriptions and pricing on our Lecture page and reserve tickets at 613-230-3276 . FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#lecture .

May 24 – Plant Auction & Sale.
Ottawa Horticultural Society’s Annual Plant Auction & Sale is taking place Tuesday May 24 at Tom Brown Arena (141 Bayview Rd.) The auction begins at 7:30 p.m., the plant sale at 8:45 p.m. For information go to http://ottawahort.org or call 613-841-4550 .

May 27 May 20 – Churchill Alternative School Plant Sale. UPDATED
Churchill Alternative School will be hosting their annual plant sale on Friday, May 27 May 20. Annuals, perennials, herbs and veggies will be for available at the sale. Sale hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

May 28 – Lilac Walk guided tour. ++++
On Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2 p.m. meet at the Macoun Garden, Ornamental Gardens (Park at Ag Museum lot and follow the signs). Take part in a guided tour with the Friends of the Farm Lilac Team. Discover the many varieties of lilac that the C.E.F.has to offer. Although the tours are free and open to the public, please register in advance at 613-230-3276 or info@friendsofthefarm.ca. Donations to the Friends of the Farm will be kindly accepted during the tour. Keep in mind, the date may change. Stay tuned to the friendsofthefarm website for further info.

June 4 – Books, Baking and Blooms Sale.
Come for the bargains, stay for the bacon. Woodroffe United Church invites you to its Books, Baking and Blooms Sale on Saturday, June 4 from 9 to noon. Pick up summer reads, something for your sweet tooth and plants for home and garden. Enjoy delicious bacon on a bun while you shop. For more information, call 613-722-9250 .

June 4 – Big art and plant sale in Westboro.
Affordable artwork by Deborah Lyall, Pamela Booth, John Benn and Barbara Carlson, and jewellery by Sara Carlisle, Nancy Sinclair, and Alberto Gee. At Westminster Presbyterian, 470 Roosevelt Ave. (two blocks south of Richmond Road) on Saturday June 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Buy plants for your garden, books for a relaxing read, baking for entertaining family and friends, and visit our friendly café. Book sales support Westminster mission projects locally, nationally and internationally.

June 13 – Container Gardening with Lana Doss.
Learn how to select the right soil, plants, and containers for successful container gardening, as well as how to water and feed your plants to keep them healthy. Offered in partnership with Just Food as part of the OPL/BPO à la carte food literacy project. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Registration required. For more information go to http://biblioottawalibrary.ca .

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