A big thank you to everyone who supported the Lynn Valley Garden Club Plant Sale on Saturday, May 13, 2023. At least 50% of the proceeds will go to local charitable gardening projects. Recipients of the donations will be posted here in November 2023 after the Club's Annual General Meeting. Happy Gardening!
The Lynn Valley Garden Club is resuming in-person meetings starting on September 15, 2022 at the following temporary new location: the Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue. We will be meeting there until June 2023. Please see the map at the bottom of this page. We are re-starting the time honoured tradition of bringing your own mug for tea or coffee.
We encourage wearing masks to help keep everyone safe. If you have COVID symptoms, please stay home and take care of yourself.
The Lynn Valley Garden Club membership is now full. If you are interested in putting your name on a waitlist for 2024, please send an e-mail to [email protected]. Guests may attend meetings for $5.00. We invite you to come, listen to our speaker (for upcoming speakers click here) and share a cup of tea (please bring your own mug).
Interested in Becoming a Master Gardener?
The Master Gardener Basic Training program is for everyone with an interest in gardening, from backyard and community gardeners, to garden designers and landscapers. Our program is science-based with instructors from local universities and colleges, as well as ministry specialists, growers and other professional. The program runs from January to March 2024. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener with the Vancouver Chapter click here for more information.
NEW SINCE SEPTEMBER 23, 2023
An interesting article about Garry Oaks can be found at this link.
Reinier van de Poll will spoke on the topic of “Creating a Patio Escape” at the September 21, 2013 meeting. For more information click here.
On October 19, 2023, Deborah Jones will speak on the topic of Rain Gardens. Click here for more information.
The September Leaf can be found here.
The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society offers tree tours. The last one this year is on October 22. For more information click here.
NEW SINCE SEPTEMBER 7, 2023
The BCCGC September newsletter can be found here.
The BCCGC Fall General Meeting will be held on October 28, 2023 at the Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave. in Burnaby. For more information please click here.
NEW SINCE AUGUST 28, 2023
Reinier van de Poll will speak on the topic of “Creating a Patio Escape” at the September 21, 2013 meeting. Click here for more information.
The Alpine Garden Club of BC fall plant sale will be held in conjunction with the UBC Treasured Bulb Sale on Saturday, September 16 from 11 am - 3 pm at the UBC Botanical Gardens entrance at 6804 SW Marine Drive.
To see a short video of a leaf- cutter bee making a nest in a broken green coated rebar click here.
NEW SINCE JUNE 19, 2023
On June 15, 2023, Siri van Gruen spoke on the topic of saving seeds. Click here for more information
There are no meetings in July and August. Reinier van de Poll will speak on the topic of “Creating a Patio Escape” at the September 21, 2013 meeting. Click here for more information.
The June Leaf can be found here.
The South Delta Garden Club will be holding its 2023 Garden Tour on Sunday, June 25 from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information click here.
Garden Gabbing at Mollie Nye House is a drop in to chat about all things gardening. This is held every Tuesdays from 10:30 am to noon. The cost is $6.00 and includes coffee and cookies. For more information click here.
UBC Botanical Garden June events can be found here.
Washington State University Free Publication: “Lady Beetles: should we buy them for our gardens” can be found here.
BC council of Garden Clubs June Newsletter can be found here.
Drugwatch is a group that works with medical and legal experts as well as patients and advocates to provide accurate, trustworthy and current information about prescription drug side effects, medical device complications and related lawsuits. They have shared information on Paraquat which is popular yet highly toxic herbicide still used in the United States. Although not banned in Canada the manufacturers of Gramoxone which contains it have discontinued its registration in Canada.
NEW SINCE MAY 30, 2023
On June 15, 2023, Siri van Gruen will be speaking on the topic of saving seeds. Click here for more information.
The South Delta Garden Club will be holding its 2023 Garden Tour on Sunday, June 25, from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information click here.
NEW SINCE MAY 19, 2023
On May 18, 2023, Tasha Murray spoke on the topic of “Invasive plants, and other pests that are relevant to gardens”. For more information click here and scroll down to her name.
The speaker for June 15, 2023 is TBA here.
The May Leaf can be found here.
The BCCGC May Newsletter can be found here.
Arts in the Garden will be held on May 27 and 28, 2023. 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.
Photos in the header are courtesy of Peter Kennedy.