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The Lynn Valley Garden Club is not yet taking applications for new members at this time.
NEW SINCE JANUARY 10, 2022
Coming up on January 20, 2022, Susan Mulvihill will talk on the subject of Vegetable Garden Pests. For more information click here.
NEW SINCE DECEMBER 28, 2021
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.
NEW SINCE DECEMBER 7, 2021
The December Leaf is posted here.
For instructions on making Julehjerter (Danish heart shaped woven baskets) click here
NEW SINCE NOVEMBER 27, 2021
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"
NEW SINCE OCTOBER 26, 2021
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
NEW SINCE OCTOBER 4, 2021
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
NEW SINCE SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
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.
NEW SINCE JULY 6, 2021
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.
NEW SINCE APRIL 21, 2021
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.
NEW SINCE APRIL 18, 2021
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.
NEW SINCE MARCH 17, 2021
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW SINCE FEBRUARY 18, 2021
The February Leaf is posted here.
NEW SINCE FEBRUARY 12, 2021
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"
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.
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
Photos in the header are courtesy of Peter Kennedy.
Meetings and Membership
Interested in Becoming a Master Gardener?
If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener with the Vancouver Chapter click here for more information.