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Coming up on January 20, 2022, Susan Mulvihill will talk on the subject of Vegetable Garden Pests.  For more information click here.


This link to Brian Minter: Restoration of Hokkaido is a tale worth telling includes a recording on restoring a northern Japanese island and is a virtual presentation hosted by the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

London mayor, Sadiq Khan, is working with Ben Goldsmith – a member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs  to boost nature in the capital, including making the royal parks wilder and encouraging people to plant green rooftops. Ben Goldsmith said the plans would involve “more wild spaces, more scrub, river rewiggling and species reintroductions. Click here for information about rewinding Hyde Park.

For an interesting article on city allotments click here.


The December Leaf is posted here.

For instructions on making Julehjerter (Danish heart shaped woven baskets) click here


On November 18, 2021 Maria Issa spoke about photosynthesis.  For more information please click here and scroll down to her name.

The November Leaf is posted here.

The December 9, 2021 meeting is a Christmas Craft and Celebration (via Zoom) for members only.

There is an interesting article in the Guardian about "Bees may take generations to recover from one exposure to insecticides" 


On October 21, 2021 Lori Weidenhammer spoke about pollinators and growing plants from seeds.  For more information and handouts please click here and scroll down to her name.

The October Leaf is posted here.

The November speaker is TBA.  Click here to check.

DIY Gardening in the U.K. has a Guide to Gardening with Children


Gabbing about Gardening Zoom Gatherings for Gardeners are back after talking a break during the summer. Everyone is invited and welcome to join.  The next presentation will be on October 7 from 7:00-8:30 pm .  The topic is Growing your best garlic ever.  Click here for more information and the zoom link


On September 16, 2021 Pamela Dangelmaier and Elke Wehinger from Botanus spoke on the topic of “Tulips From Mania to Megastar”.  For more information click here and scroll to their names.

Coming up on October 21, 2021, Lori Weidenhammer will talk on “Growing Plants from Seeds and Seed Collecting”.  For more information click here.

The September Leaf is posted here.

The RHS  Chelsea Flower Show is on from September 21 to 26, 2021.

The North Vancouver District Public Library is hosting a conversation between Shelagh Rogers and Dr. Suzanne Simard about her book “Finding the mother tree” on October 20, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. This event is free on zoom but registrations required.  For more information click here.

A webinar hosted by the CRD on “Converting Lawn to Native Plant Meadow" will be held by zoom on September 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm.  The speaker is Kristen Miskelly the owner of Satinflower Nurseries.


Linda Chalker-Scott spoke on the topic of "Gardening in a Changing Climate" on June 17, 2021.  For more information click here and scroll to her name.

There are no meetings in July and August.  The club will resume meetings in September with a talk on Tulips with Pamela Dangelmaier & Elke Wehinger from Botanus.

The June Leaf is posted here.

Looking for a list of Native Plants?  BC Wild Heritage Plants located in Sardis has information about these plants on their website.

The North Vancouver District Library has a new digital resource named Kanopy. It is a video streaming service that offers over 30,000 critically acclaimed films.  The Great Courses feature series on gardening including “The Science of Gardening” by Linda Chalker-Scott

From the Getty Museum in Los Angeles: An article on the Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta, a manuscript containing a collection of models for elaborate and decorative script, written during the 1560s by calligrapher Georg Bocskay. Thirty years later the artist Joris Hoefnagel filled the available blank spaces with beautiful painted naturalistic dictions of flowers, fruits, seedpods etc.. To read the article  click here.

The Sooke Secret Garden Tour organised as a fundraiser for the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus is available to view until November here.

NEW SINCE MAY 30, 2021

The Vancouver Sun has an interesting article on soil restoration by Brian Minter "It's time to return our soils to their original healthy structure and organic content"

NEW SINCE MAY 28, 2021

Christine Allen spoke about roses on May 20, 2021.  For more information click here and scroll to her name.

On June 17, 2021 Linda Chalker-Scott will be speaking on “Science Based Plant Choice for a Changing Climate”.  For more information click here.

NEW SINCE MAY 18, 2021

The May Leaf is posted here.

On May 20 Christine Allen will be speaking on the topic of roses.


The April Leaf is posted here.

On April 15, 2021, Sangeeta Thomas spoke to the club about the Earthwise Society.  For more information click here and scroll down to her name.


The March Leaf is posted here.

On March 18, 2021, James Casey spoke on the topic "Bringing Birds to your Backyard". For more information on the presentation click here.

On April 15, 2021, a presentation was made about the Earthwise Society , their work and projects.

On May 20 Christine Allen will be speaking on the topic of roses.

In the Comox Valley, there’s a new business that’s got everyone quacking. Intrigued? Click here for the full story.


On March18, 2021, James Casey from Birds Canada will speak on the topic "Bringing Birds to your Backyard". For more information click here.

On February 18, 2021, Linda Gilkeson spoke on the topic "Where Have All The Insects Gone". For more information click here.

"Gabbing About Gardening" presents a weekly zoom gathering for gardeners from around the world. Their mission is to inform, inspire and connect gardeners to each other - local and globally.All of the Gabbing About Gardening zoom sessions are FREE to everyone, operating on the principles of the "gift economy" whereby folks contribute according to their willingness to support the project. Half of all donations go to the weekly guest and the other half goes towards supporting free garden education programs for all ages and abilities. For more info click here or reach Lu by email: lucretia.schanfarber@gmail.com


The February Leaf is posted here.


On January 21, 2021, Grant Van Harmelen  spoke about water features in the garden. For more information click here.

On February 18, 2021 Linda Gilkeson will speak on the topic “Where have all the insects gone?” For more information please click here

An interesting new study states that the real reason plants have difficulty growing through compacted soil is not because they physically can't, but rather because of a build up of a common plant hormone. Listen to the interview on the CBC's Quirks and Quarks. More information can also be found here.

Flowers Across Sydney from Australia has shared the following  "Guide to Organic and Sustainable Gardening" 

West Coast Seeds has an article on Vegetable Garden Planning as well as an Urban Garden Series.

NEW SINCE January 19, 2021

On January 21, 2012, Grant Van Harmelen  will talk on water features for gardens. For more information click here.

The January Leaf is posted here.

For a calendar of events for BC  Seedy Saturdays/Sundays click here.

The Guardian has an article about the Asian giant hornet.

Margaret Roach from “A Way to Garden” has posted a  seed planting calculator using final frost dates.







About the Lynn Valley Garden Club

Lynn Valley Garden Club has a long history on the North Shore, being first established in 1943. The club meets the third Thursday of every month, except in July and August, and has a Member's Garden tour in July. Each meeting has a "Bright Spot" session, where members bring in plants from their garden to show and talk about. Each month a guest speaker is invited, usually a plant specialist from the Lower Mainland or Vancouver Island. An annual plant sale takes place every May, which is very popular with local residents as many plants brought in by members are heritage plants from long-established gardens. Funds raised at the plant sale are donated to various local charities, and the BC Council of Garden Clubs for gardening scholarships. Field Trips during the year also take place, to out-of-town nurseries, garden centres, and garden shows.

Read more about the Lynn Valley Garden Club history here.

For a copy of the Lynn Valley Garden Club constitution, please click here

Photo Credit

Photos in the header are courtesy of Peter Kennedy.

Meetings and Membership

The Lynn Valley Garden Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:15 pm except in July and August. The meetings are held at St. Stephen's Parish Hall, 1360 24 St E, Lynn Valley, North Vancouver. (Just off of Mountain Highway) For membership enquiries please contact the club. Non-members may attend meetings for $5.00. We invite you to come, listen to our speaker (for upcoming speakers click here), share a cup of tea (please bring your own mug) and if you decide to join the $5.00 will be deducted off of your yearly fee. Annual membership fee is $20.00. For general information please contact us at: lynnvalleygardenclub@gmail.com For membership information please contact us at:


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  Mailing Address: Lynn Valley Garden Club Lynn Valley Post Office P.O. Box 16053 North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 3S9    

Interested in Becoming a Master Gardener?

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener with the Vancouver Chapter click here for more information.