ORG&HPS Members who have received NARGS Awards
NARGS Chapter Service Awards for distinguished service and devotion
2022: Ewan Mackay
2022: Veronica Callinan
2021: Sherill Allard
2021: Diana Pooke
2020: Barbara Cooper and Bella Seiden
2019: Susan and Michael Dolbey
2018: Carol Clark
Award of Merit for outstanding contributions to rock and alpine gardening
2021: Mariel Tribby
2019: Carol Clark
2007: Joyce Fingerut
1985: Norman Singer (not an ORG&HPS member at the time)
1982: Francis H. Cabot
Linc and Timmy Foster Millstream Garden Award for creating a superior garden
2023: Lee & Arie Vanspronsen
2019: Darren Heimbecker
2014: Judith Dumont (not an ORG&HPS member at the time)
2012: Patricia Highberg
Geoffrey B. Charlesworth Writing Prize for the best article in the Rock Garden Quarterly
2009: Andrew Osyany
2008: Kristl Walek
Marvin E. Black Award for excellence in promoting membership in NARGS; organizing study weekends, national, and international meetings
2023 Roslyn Duffus
2022: Carol Eichler
2018: Anna Leggatt
2003: Joyce Fingerut
2002: Marion Jarvie
Carleton R. Worth Award for distinguished writings about rock gardening and rock garden plants in a book or in magazine articles
2021: Brian Bixley
1999: Trevor Cole
1997: Frederick W. Case
1990: Geoffrey B. Charlesworth
Edgar T Wherry Award for outstanding contribution in the dissemination of botanical and/or horticultural information about native North American plants
2020: Joyce Fingerut
2006: Marilyn Light (not an ORG&HPS member at the time)
1974: Frederick W. Case
Marcel Le Piniec Award for a nursery person, propagator, hybridizer, or plant explorer who is currently actively engaged in extending and enriching the plant material available to rock gardeners
2009: Harvey and Irene Wrightman
September 2023 Plant Sale
PLANT SALE at ORG&HPS Meeting
DATE: September 10, 2023
LOCATION: Toronto Botanical Garden
TIME: sale begins at 12:30 p.m.
Hazel, Joe and Amy Cook from Blossom Hill
Peter Keeping and Sheila Cule: a variety of Clematis; Wisteria ‘Blue Moon’ and Honeysuckle
Anna Mizyn, Anna's Perennials
Donating plants: please bring your plants to TBG between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on September 10.
Plants must be clearly labelled. Additional information written on the back of the label helps the buyers! We would appreciate a recommended selling price to be included on each label. (All proceeds go to ORG&HPS)
Guidelines for pricing plant sale donations:
If the plant is something not commonly found in nurseries or stores, price starting at $5; higher if it's a good size plant or division. If it's a young plant that is still quite small, perhaps $3.
Anything left at the end of the sale will go half-price.
All plants not bought must be taken home by the donor.
ORG&HPS policy on Jumping Worms:
At this time, no special treatment to eliminate Jumping Worms and their eggs is required before plants are offered for sale at ORG&HPS meetings.
Come, enjoy our first member/vendor sale in years!
Members' Handbook replaced by Directories
The former Member's Handbook has been replaced by separate documents:
Members' Contact Directory
Members' Gardens for Informal Visits
Members' Businesses and Services. (This directory is being updated as Members respond to the request for updates.)
You must be logged in to access this page: https://onrockgarden.com/index.php/members-only-area/directories
Peter Keeping's Clematis List 2023
Peter has provided his list of available Clematis for 2023 as well as a choice few other plants.
Click here to download the list.
Toronto Botanical Garden: Get the Jump on Spring and Seedy Saturday
March 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
It’s back! Toronto Botanical Garden is relaunching its annual Horticultural Open House with over exhibitors from horticultural societies, garden clubs and environmental organizations from all around Toronto. Get the Jump on Spring is a one-day garden extravaganza includes FREE talks and demos along with gardening advice from Toronto Master Gardeners.
On the same day, we’ll also be hosting Seedy Saturday, a community event where gardeners share their heirloom seeds and help to preserve our horticultural heritage. Bring your extra, open-pollinated or heirloom seeds and discover something new! It’s also a great opportunity to discover varieties that are not available commercially. Click here to learn more about Seedy Saturdays.
FREE admission. $2 suggested donation.
Become a member and receive FREE parking.
Interested in participating as a vendor or exhibitor? Add your name to our pop-up market list. We’ll be sending out information soon.