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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.


The North Vancouver District Public Library (NVDPL) has ordered new books they using our 2020 donation.  Click here to view the list.


If you missed the Christmas craft and would like to make a Christmas bell click here for a demonstration video.

Interested in making  Julehjerter (Danish Heart Baskets) click here for templates and instructions.

Here is information on making 3D paper snowflakes 


The December Leaf is posted here.

Honey Bees Use Animal Poo To Repel Giant Hornet Attacks. Read More...

On January 21, 2012, Grant Van Harmelen from Streamworks in North Vancouver will talk on water features for gardens.


On November 19, 2020 Joanne Melville spoke on the Hycroft Garden Restoration.  For more information click here and scroll down to her name.

The December meeting will be  a craft demonstration for members only.  For instructions on materials for the Christmas Bell  click here.


The November Leaf can be found here.

Wall Development is repurposing lands between St. David’s and Moody Avenue from East 2nd street to Alder street for use as a community garden for the public for a term of 3 to 7 years.  The amenities include Urban Edible Gardens, Volley Ball Court, Bocce Court, a Car Share Lot and Edible Orchards. The hours of operation for public access will be from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm daily. Residents in the City of North Vancouver can reserve a garden plot through the North Shore Community Garden Society. Click here for more information.

West Coast Seeds has a Dr. Bonnie Henry Pollinator Blend.100% of proceeds from the sale of the seed pack will be donated to Food Banks Canada in the province or territory where it is purchased from. The blend of Cosmos includes Purity, Bright Lights, and Sensation Mix. To order click here.



On October 15 Nick Wong from the ISCBC (Invasive Species Council of British Columbia) spoke on the topic of "Fall Updates on Japanese Beetle, Asian Giant Hornet and the ISCBC PlantWise Program". To view a copy of his presentation in a PDF format click here.

The Grow Me Instead Brochure full of information onPlant choice to replace Invasive Species (many BC native plants) can be downloaded for free here.

On November 19, 2020 Joanne Melville will speak on the Hycroft Garden Restoration.  For more information click here.


The October Newsletter can be found here.

On September 17, 2020 Hayne Wai and Robert Wilmott spoke on the topic of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver.  For more information click here and scroll down to Dr. Sun Yet-Sen.

On October 15, Nick Wong from the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia will be speaking on the topic of Japanese Beetle, the Asian Giant Hornet and plans for a fall PlantWise program. Members will receive a link to join this meeting via Zoom.

The September Leaf can be found here.

Scientists discover a new behaviour among bumblebees that tricks plants into flowering early. To read this interesting article click here.

The Fraser Valley Conservancy is hosting its a Fall Native Plant Sale! Place your order on-line by October 12th. Pick up will be on Saturday, October 17th. A process is in place to keep both staff and customers safe - please read the website for the event details, and to place your order.

UBC Apple Festival and Market is live! Check the website for more information.

For some of the latest information on Japanese beetle click on the links below:

Japanese Beetle Presentation Summary

Japanese Beetle Community Garden Fact Sheet

List of Japanese Beetle Affected Species

ISCBC Japanese Beetle Poster

The Victoria Master Gardeners Association will be holding the following event on January 20, 2021:  “Mixing It Up 2021 will be  virtual, exciting and informative! Phenomenal speakers, connecting with vendors, gardeners’ chat rooms, Victoria Master Gardeners’ own Silent Auction, and much more throughout the day" For more information click here.


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.

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Mailing Address:

Lynn Valley Garden Club
P.O. Box 16053
1199 Lynn Valley Road
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.