Thursday, January 9, 2020

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston

Speaker:  Nancy Louwman, Master Gardener

Title:  Success Growing Roses in a Northern Climate

Reference sheet: see here.

Plus, Seed Exchange.

Nancy Louwman will speak to us about ‘Success Growing Roses in a Northern Climate’. Nancy is a Master Gardener and member of the Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners Association and has been gardening and growing roses in zone 5 gardens for over four decades. Through trials and tribulations, she has developed expert knowledge of the best cultural practices and rose varieties for southern Ontario. She will inform us about roses that are more disease resistant and can survive the stresses of extreme summer dryness, winter dehydration, and extreme cold. Other horticultural areas of interest include woodland gardening, pollinator gardens, and using unusual annuals to create interest in your perennial beds and to extend the season. The January meeting will also have a seed exchange and door prizes.

Printable poster (PDF)

Admission Fee

Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. There is no charge for members of the Kingston Horticultural Society or other garden clubs. For others, entry is $3.00. KHS and garden club members should please show their membership card when coming to meetings. 


Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston. The entrance to Ongwanada is on Portsmouth Ave, just south of Johnson St. It is immediately past the Health Unit on the left when going south. Park at the end of the driveway. The building is forward from the end of the drive. [There is more parking to the left.] 

There are bus stops on Portsmouth near Ongwanada for evening route E12.