Plant sale- Lynn Valley Garden Club – May 18, 2019
Lynn Valley Garden Club turns 75
The Lynn Valley Garden Club will be hosting an extra special plant sale on Saturday, May 18, to celebrate the club’s 75th birthday. Thousands of plants including vegetable seedlings, herbs, shade-loving, sun-loving, and more-- will be on sale at St Stephen’s hall, 1360 East 24th St. off Mountain Highway from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. As in previous years, most plants cost from $2-$5. The plant sale has free admission. Plant sales: cash only. Partial proceeds from the plant sale are donated to local garden-related projects and post-secondary scholarships for horticulture students.
To celebrate the club’s milestone birthday, there will be an area at the plant sale to enjoy vintage Lynn Valley photos, and find out about the club’s history and its roots in the community. Free coupons will be available to attend club meetings that feature gardening experts.
“Anyone can garden. All of us have had successes and failures but overall gardening is a most rewarding and enjoyable activity,” said Anna Marie D’Angelo, Lynn Valley Garden Club president. “We hope people who garden become more aware of the environment and how it is best to grow the right plant for the right place, and avoid doing things such as spreading invasive species or using unapproved pesticides.”
The Lynn Valley Garden Club was started in 1943 during the Second World War when the food supply was a priority and the federal government encouraged people to “Dig for Victory.” Lynn Valley garden plots in the first half of the 20th century were characterized by huge tree stumps, often more than 3.7 metres (12 feet) in diameter. Large tree stumps can still be found in Lynn Valley yards although with the accessibility to stump grinding machines, their numbers have greatly diminished.
These days, the Lynn Valley Garden Club usually meets the third Thursday of every month, except in the summer, and holds a members-only garden tour in July. Each meeting features a guest speaker with recent topics including “Downsizing your Garden, “The Edible Garden project in North Vancouver” and “Great plant picks.”
Current membership allows for 150 people with no wait list.
Read more about the Lynn Valley Garden history here.
Japanese Beetle Alert
The Japanese Beetle is an invasive species which feeds on the roots of grass and more than 300 plant species. It has been found in Vancouver and a regulated area haas been established to restrict movement of soil, leaves and plant parts from moving out of the infested area. for more information on what is being done, click here. Report any insect that you suspect could be a Japanese beetle to the CFIA or call 1-800-442-2342
The Lynn Valley Garden Club has moved. Since September 2018 meetings are held at St.Stephen's Parish Hall at 1360 24St E, North Vancouver just off of Mountain Highway.
New since May 19, 2019:
The Lynn Valley Garden Club is now welcoming new members. Come and listen to a speaker for $5.00 and if you decide to join the $5.00 will be deducted from your yearly fee.
Upcoming Guest Speaker: On June 20, 2019 Ron Adolf (or other) from Affinor Growers. - Vertical Horticulture will be speaking about vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture. For more information click here. Non-members are welcome to attend for $5.
The May Leaf is posted here.
On May 16, 2019, Pam Erikson of Erikson Daylily and Perennial Garden spoke about daylilies and hosta. For more information click here and scroll down to her name.
Check the calendar for upcoming events.
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
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:
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For information about the website please contact us at:
Lynn Valley Garden Club
P.O. Box 16053
1199 Lynn Valley Road
North Vancouver, B.C.
Interested in Becoming a Master Gardener?
If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener with the Vancouver Chapter click here for more information.