Upcoming Speakers

April 16, 2020

Chris Jennings - Shade Plants

Chris founded the Vancouver Shade Garden Society in 2003 and has been its President for most of the time since then. The Society has focussed on learning all about shade-loving plants and how to grow them well. On their journey, they have learned an enormous amount of interesting information, and Chris is always happy to pass on knowledge of shade gardening to other interested clubs, by way of slide presentations and handouts. He gives broad general presentations on shade gardening, while highlighting many common and unusual shade plants, as well as gives detailed presentations on specific families of shade plants.

May 14, 2020

Tara Matthews and Deanna MacTavish of Echo Ecological will be speaking on restoration of gardens while dealing with invasive plants.

June 18, 2020

Introducing the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Please join Hayne Wai and Bob Wilmott for a presentation on the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown. https://vancouverchinesegarden.com/ This Ming Dynasty style classical Chinese garden opened in 1986 and was the first full Chinese garden ever built outside of China. Both Hayne and Bob are past board members and current docents of the Dr. SYS Garden. Their presentation will showcase the essential elements of a classical Chinese Garden and will walk us through the halls, courtyards and corridors with particular reference to the appropriate maintenance of plants, shrubs and trees to reflect a classical Ming Dynasty elegance.

Bob is a veteran Master Gardener and retired garden designer and Hayne is also a Master Gardener and is a past president of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of B.C. During the last four years they have presented to many garden clubs in metro Vancouver as part of the Dr. S.Y.S Garden outreach program