NV Community Arts Council – Call for Gardeners – Art in the Garden May 2017

Hardy Plant Study Weekend – Sidney, BC – June 23-25, 2017


The Victoria Hardy Plant Group is thrilled to be hosting the Hardy Plant Study Weekend in Sidney, BC next summer, June 23-25, 2017.

What is a Hardy Plant Study Weekend?  It is a three to four day conference that rotates among the Hardy Plant Groups in the Pacific Northwest, including the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon in Portland, Northwest Perennial Alliance in Seattle and the Hardy Plant Groups of Vancouver and Victoria. 

All gardeners are invited to join us for total immersion in the wonderful world of gardening. It’s your chance to indulge your passion for everything gardening. We will be offering the opportunity to see and hear international and national speakers, tour local gardens open especially for this event, shop for plants, garden art, and beautiful books. We are also planning a Saturday evening fete at The Gardens at HCP.

The theme for the 2017 Hardy Plant Study Weekend is Flourish: Celebrating People, Plants and Progress. It will be held at the popular Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney.

The Study Weekends are very popular, most conferences sell out in less than a month after registration began. 

We are updating our website regularly so check often to find the latest news.

Registration begins February 1, 2017. Mark your calendar now!


New Books Added to The North Vancouver District Public Library (September 2016)

We have had a letter from the North Vancouver District Public Library (NVDPL) outlining the new books they ordered using our $200 donation.  See below for a list of the new books received and links to their information in the library catalogue:

Authentic Garden: Naturalistic and Contemporary Landscape Design

 Authentic Japanese Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden

 Bunny Williams on Garden Style

 Climbing and Rambler Roses

 Grow Native: Bringing Natural Beauty to your Garden

 The New Canadian Garden

 The Plant Lover’s Guide to Clematis

 Victory Gardens for Bees:  a DIY guide to saving the bees



New books added to the Lynn Valley Public Library (May 2016)

The Garden club donated $$ to North Vancouver District Public Library (NVDPL).  The library sent a “thank you” letter and enclosed a list of three new gardening titles in their collection and two books that are currently on order.    Here are the titles and links to their records in the library catalogue:

Gardening With Less Water: Low-tech, Low-cost Techniques : Use Up To 90% Less Water In Your Garden

The New Canadian Garden

Plants With Style:  A Plantsman's Choices for A Vibrant, 21st-Century Garden


Plant Lover’s Guide To Salvias

Understanding Roots: Discover How To Make Your Garden Flourish



New Books added to the North Vancouver District Public Library