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Lynn Valley Garden Club Plant Sale – Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Lynn Valley Garden Club Plant Sale on May 21 and 22. We appreciate your support and approximately 50% of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to local charitable gardening-related projects later this year.  The list of organisation receiving these donations will be published here after our AGM in November. Happy Gardening to everyone.

Due to the current health situation, The Lynn Valley Garden Club is meeting virtually meetings via the Zoom platform only with no physical meeting.   This website will continue to be updated on a regular basis.

The Lynn Valley Garden Club is currently at the full 150 member maximum provided for under our club constitution. As a result, we are not taking applications for new members at this time. If you are interested in being on the waitlist for 2023 please send an e-mail to lvgc.membership@gmail.com.

Latest News

NEW SINCE JULY 2, 2022

On June 16, 2022 Noah Lewis, one of the recipients of the LVGC awards at the Greater Vancouver Science Fair  spoke about his project on Greywater gardening. Antonia Issa shared photographs of her visit to the Edward James Surrealist Garden in Xilitla, Mexico.  For more information click here.

There are no meetings during July and August.  The next meeting will be held on September 15, 2022. We hope to be able to meet in person at the Mt. Seymour United Church at 1200 Parkgate Avenue.

The June Leaf can be found here.

 

 

NEW SINCE JUNE 8, 2022

On May 19, 2022, Nina Shoroplova spoke on the topic:  "Legacy of Trees: Purposeful Wandering in Vancouver's Stanley Park". Click here for more information.

On June 16, 2022 Noah Lewis, one of the recipients of the LVGC awards at the Greater Vancouver Science Fair  will speak about Greywater gardening.

A Butterflyway Garden for pollinators is coming to the Grand Boulevard area at 17th Street East.  This initiative, spearheaded by the City of North Vancouver and David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) Butterfly Ranger Sally Hocking, is in its initial stages of planning.  For more information about butterflies and pollinators go to our Pollinator link page here. If you are interested in finding out more about it or volunteering with this project visit the information table at the Loutet Farm Market on Saturday, June 11, 2022 or contact Sally Hocking at sallyhocking@deedesie.com  

The Lynn Valley Garden Club website will be upgraded in early July to a more secure URL address.  The old address https://lynnvalleygardenclub.org should redirect you to the new one which will be https://lynnvalleygardenclub.org.  The only difference between the two is the letter s at the end of http in the more secure address.  When the update is complete an email will be sent out to inform all members.

NEW SINCE MAY 27, 2022

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is on this week.  Click here for access to videos from the show.

The West Vancouver Memorial Library is hosting a zoom talk on “Resilient Gardens for a Changing Climate” with Linda Gilkeson on June 23, 2022 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.  This is a free event.  To register click here.

 

NEW SINCE MAY 4, 2022

On April 21, 2022, Kevin Kelly spoke on the topic “A four season Garden: Secrets for Success”.   Click here for more information. He will be giving a talk on growing summer bulbs on May 15 through the Penn State Extension Programs.  The cost is $5.00 US and it will be recorded. To register click here.

On May 19, 2022, Nina Shoroplova will speak on "Legacy of Trees: Purposeful Wandering in Vancouver's Stanley Park". Click here for more information.

Join Lori Synder, Metis herbalist and native species plant expert, on a local plant walk to discover some common plants growing in the community onMay 6, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  To register click here.

 

NEW SINCE APRIL 19, 2022

The April Leaf is posted here.

Information about the Vancouver Rose Society 66th Biennial Rose Show can be found here.

Interesting article on the sex life of Bolwarra aka Eupomatia laurina from Australia

Gardening in a Changing Climate by Linda Chalker -Scott can be viewed here.  You will need to enter the passcode:   3m!*KuDY

NEW SINCE APRIL 4, 2022

The BC Council of Garden Clubs April Bulletin can be found here

The Fraser Pacific Rose Society is holding its Rose Show 2022 on Saturday June 25 from 1 - 5 pm and on Sunday June 26 from 9 am to 3 pm at Dogwood Pavilion in at 1655 Winslow Avenue in Coquitlam. It includes a Floral Art division of 9 classes: 4 Open, 3 Amateur & 2 Novice classes, which anyone can enter if registered in time and if Displays are brought  in on Saturday June 25th between 6:30AM and 9:40AM. There are cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes and a trophy for best judged entry and best public’s choice entry! They welcome anyone to enter. For more information click here.

The Denman Island Garden Tour will be held on June 11-12, 2022. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds towards conservation. For more information click here. Watch a 22 minute video with Des Kennedy a well known author, humorist and climate protector - He and his wife Sandy have their home on the tour. The video with Des on Recreating Eden can be found here.

The 92nd Annual Bradner Flower Show which began in 1928 & is attended by thousands of people from all over the lower mainland is back! It will be held on April 8, 9 & 10 from 10 am to 5 pm daily at the Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd, Abbotsford.Guest speaker will be Amanda Bruce of Cedar Rim Nursery at the Opening Ceremony on Friday at 1:30 pm. Decorating for the show will be done by Alexis McCloud & her team from Simply Perfect Flowers. Hundreds of varieties of daffodils will be on display, most of them unusual and developed right in the Bradner area. There will also be many plants and shrubs on sale at wholesale pricing, as well as crafts from local artisans.  The tearoom is always a big hit with its homemade soups, sandwiches and goodies. As always, Bradner Community Club will donate all proceeds from cut flower sales to Abbotsford Regional Hospital. We know that many people will be happy the show is back & the community looks forward to welcoming visitors once again. Bradner Community Club is a registered non-profit society. Contact Person: Pauline Isherwood 604-308-1287 or ishs@shaw.ca

NEW SINCE MARCH 21, 2022

The Alpine Garden Club of BC's  2022 Spring Plant Show and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday April 16th, 2022 from 12 - 3 pm at Floral Hall, VanDusen Gardens, 37th & Oak Street, Vancouver. Admission is free. The Juried Show features exhibits in dozens of categories – many alpine, woodland and other rare species, as well as unique trough presentations and Bonsai.   The Sale includes not only alpines and woodland plants, but many more from our members’ gardens and from some small BC nurseries – rhodos, trees, ground covers, perennials, and of course a great collection of seeds from our members around the world.

To all LVGC members living in the District of North Vancouver - there is an Urban Tree Canopy Project - currently closed but re-opening in the Fall of 2022. DNV residents can apply for a tree to plant on their property. Mark your calendars to check with the District in August  at Urban The Canopy Project/District of North Vancouver.

NEW SINCE MARCH 17, 2022

On March 17, 2022, Maria Valana spoke on the topic of plant division.  Click here for more information.

On April 21, 2022 Kevin Kelly will speak on the topic “A four season Garden: Secrets for Success”. Click here for more information.

The March Leaf is posted here.

DIY Gardening projects and landscaping ideas can be found here.

Denman Island Home & Garden Tour - June 11 & 12, 2022 - Information and Earlybird Tickets $20 starting March 15. Featuring the incredible home and garden of award-winning broadcaster and writer Des Kennedy as well as eleven other glorious rural properties on this idyllic West Coast Island, home to a vibrant community of artists, homesteaders, and accomplished gardeners.

Do not miss this opportunity to learn about how to make your gardens climate resilient and join the Vancouver Master Gardeners Association via Zoom on Sunday, March 27, 9:00am – 3:15pm PDT. Unable to attend, or miss a speaker? Recordings will be available for tickets holders to view online until May 1, 2022. Tickets: Early Bird $45 - $50 after March 15th    Learn More Here       Register Here

The March issue of The Bulletin from the BC Council of Garden Clubs can be found here.

The UBC Botanical Garden website has hours updates, March in the garden and much more information.

NEW SINCE FEBRUARY 24, 2022

On February 17, 2022, Kristen Miskelly of Satinflower Nurseries  spoke on the topic "Turn Your Lawn into a Native Plant Meadow" for more information click here

On March 17, 2022, Maria Valana will speak on the topic of plant division.  Click here for more information.

Volunteer opportunities:

Park and Tilford Gardens  - just drop in any Thursday between 9:00am and 11:30 to join the FOGs (Friends of the Garden).

Gerry’s Garden - please click here for the new volunteer sign-up page through North Shore Neighbourhood House. 

NEW SINCE FEBRUARY 13, 2022

The February Leaf is posted here.

Spring Affair 2022 [Horti}Culture in a Changing Climate
The weather we experienced in the past 12 months --flooding, heat domes, wild winds, and ice storms -can leave no doubt that our climate is changing. What can we, as gardeners, do about it? At this year’s Spring Affair, our speakers will show you how to build a rain garden, how you can use your garden to shield your home from wildfire damage, and how you can help build the world’s first global database of trees. Looking beyond our own patch, we will learn how urban planners are incorporating more green space into urban environments, about a massive initiative of the RHS to mobilize Britain’s 30+ million gardeners, and we will take a trip to the mountains of northern Vietnam to discover new species of plants. Join the Vancouver Master Gardeners on March 27th to learn what you can do to make a difference. Unable to attend? View it online during a 4-week period after the event.

Tickets: Early Bird $45 - $50 after March 15th

Learn More Here
To Register: CLICK HERE

UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden will be open from Wednesday-Sunday from 10 am – 2 pm (by donation until April 1). On April 1, hours will be extended to 5 pm. The Shop in the Garden is closed until March 2.  For more information click here.

There are two municipalities in BC that have proclaimed Year of the Garden 2022.  To read about Campbell River, click here.

The BC Council of Garden Clubs February Bulletin can be found here.

NEW SINCE JANUARY 24, 2022

On January 20, 2022 Susan Mulvihill spoke on the topic of Vegetable Garden Pests. Click here for more information.

On February 17, 2022, Kristen Miskelly of Satinflower Nurseries will speak on the topic "Turn Your Lawn into a Native Plant Meadow" for more information click here.

The January Leaf is posted here.

The Invasive Species Council of BC offers free eLearning Courses. Click here for their catalogue.

NEW SINCE JANUARY 10, 2022

Coming up on January 20, 2022, Susan Mulvihill will talk on the subject of Vegetable Garden Pests.  For more information click here.

NEW SINCE DECEMBER 28, 2021

This link to Brian Minter: Restoration of Hokkaido is a tale worth telling includes a recording on restoring a northern Japanese island and is a virtual presentation hosted by the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

London mayor, Sadiq Khan, is working with Ben Goldsmith – a member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs  to boost nature in the capital, including making the royal parks wilder and encouraging people to plant green rooftops. Ben Goldsmith said the plans would involve “more wild spaces, more scrub, river rewiggling and species reintroductions. Click here for information about rewinding Hyde Park.

For an interesting article on city allotments click here.

NEW SINCE DECEMBER 7, 2021

The December Leaf is posted here.

For instructions on making Julehjerter (Danish heart shaped woven baskets) click here

NEW SINCE NOVEMBER 27, 2021

On November 18, 2021 Maria Issa spoke about photosynthesis.  For more information please click here and scroll down to her name.

The November Leaf is posted here.

The December 9, 2021 meeting is a Christmas Craft and Celebration (via Zoom) for members only.

There is an interesting article in the Guardian about "Bees may take generations to recover from one exposure to insecticides" 

NEW SINCE OCTOBER 26, 2021

On October 21, 2021 Lori Weidenhammer spoke about pollinators and growing plants from seeds.  For more information and handouts please click here and scroll down to her name.

The October Leaf is posted here.

The November speaker is TBA.  Click here to check.

DIY Gardening in the U.K. has a Guide to Gardening with Children

NEW SINCE OCTOBER 4, 2021

Gabbing about Gardening Zoom Gatherings for Gardeners are back after talking a break during the summer. Everyone is invited and welcome to join.  The next presentation will be on October 7 from 7:00-8:30 pm .  The topic is Growing your best garlic ever.  Click here for more information and the zoom link

 

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. For general information please contact us at: lynnvalleygardenclub@gmail.com For membership information please contact us at:

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Interested in Becoming a Master Gardener?

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener with the Vancouver Chapter click here for more information.