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Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists

MEMBER MEETINGS

GUEST SPEAKERS

 

OSBA member meetings feature presentations on a wide range of subjects from botany to photography, historic gardens, art techniques, and more.

Botanical Artists

at the Farm

November 14, 2022Blaine Marchand

Blaine is the Garden Director for Friends of the Central Experimental  Farm. He is a peony expert, a poet and a writer. Blaine's presentation centres on the botanical illustrators who worked at the Central Experimental Farm documenting various horticultural species over the past century.  It includes historical information and examples of their illustrations.

 

Gardening for Nature

October 11, 2022, 7 pm  - A Zoom PresentationRaewyn Khosla

Novice gardener and OSBA Member Raewyn Khosla discovers the value and beauty of native plants in her tiny New Edinburgh garden.

IKEBANA: Bringing Art and Nature Together  

September 12, 2022

Claire McCaughey

Ikebana artist Claire McCaughey presents the Japanese art of floral design. Ikebana has been variouslycalled “Zen with flowers, living sculpture, and the art of space. She shares the aesthetic principles ofIkebana as well as some of the basic elements of making an arrangement. She also talks aboutIkebana’s connection with nature and the seasons.

Gardening for Nature

June 13, 2022Raewyn Khosla

Novice gardener and OSBA Member Raewyn Khosla discovers the value and beauty of native plants in her tiny New Edinburgh garden.

Our Interesting Weeds  

April 18, 2022Pat van der Linde

Take a walk along the roadside and woods with OSBA Member Pat van der Linde as she discovers and discusses many of the weeds we overlook everyday.

English Country Gardens Part 1  

September 13, 2021Heather Clemenson

Join OSBA Member Heather Clemenson to learn about  Tudor and Elizabethan garden design, the large formal gardens of the 17th century, and English landscape gardens. Her talk  closes with garden developments in the Victorian period and up to the First World War.  

English Country Gardens Part 2  

November 8, 2021Heather Clemenson

Heather continues Part 2 of her English Garden Design presentation. The demise of the large country houses in England, particularly following the First and Second World Wars, also has  consequences for their gardens. It describes the Arts and Crafts movement in garden design and the emergence of garden tourism.