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@example.com. 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).
NEW SINCE MARCH 18, 2023
The Alpine Garden Club of BC is holding its Spring Sale and Show on April 2, 2023 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Floral Hall, VanDusen Gardens. Rare, unusual, and uncommon garden plants are for sale filling the hall from about a dozen growers. They include alpine plants but also hardy perennials, shrubs and other woodland plants, The pot show demonstrates beautiful plants, bulbs and shrubs in show condition.
The BCCGC (BC Council ofGarden Clubs) March newsletter is here.
NEW SINCE MARCH 17, 2023
On March 16, Gary Lewis from Phoenix Perennials spoke on the topic of ground covers. For more information click here.
On April 20, Willoughby Arevalo will speak on the topic of “Gardening with Mushrooms” (with an outdoor cultivation focus). For more information click here.
The March Leaf can be found here.
Announcements from the BCCGC (BC Council of Garden Clubs):
- The BCCGC is encouraging members of Garden Clubs to join their Executive Committee.
- The position available are: President, Second Vice President, and Scholarship Committee
- If you are interested contact contact Cindy Tataryn by March 20, 2023 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fraser Pacific Rose Society is having a free workshop on waking up roses. It will include pruning, fertilising etc… It will take place at the Dogwood Pavilion in Coquitlam (the rose garden beside where the Rose Show is held every year) at 1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, March 25. If you wish to attend email Theresa Krause at email@example.com.
NEW SINCE MARCH 2, 2023
For a list of books the North Vancouver District Public Library has purchased in 2023 with donations from the LVGC please click here.
NEW SINCE FEBRUARY 22, 2023
The Vancouver Master Gardeners are holding their "Spring Forward 2023" event on Sunday, March 26 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby. For more information and registration, click here.
The BC Council of Garden Clubs Spring AGM is happening Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This meeting is open to all members of clubs that belong to the BC Council of Garden Clubs. For more information and registration, click here.
NEW SINCE FEBRUARY 19, 2023
On February 16, Brian Minter spoke on the topics of “Exciting Plants for a Changing Climate and “What the Future Holds”. More more information and a copy of his plant list please click here and scroll down to his name.
On March 16, Gary Lewis from Phoenix Perennials will speak on the topic of ground covers. For more information click here.
The February Leaf can be found here.
Announcements from the BCCGC (BC Council ofGarden Clubs):
- The February newsletter is here.
- Mark March 8, 7:00 pm, in your calendars for another Zoom presentation - “Gardening in Iceland” presented by Betty Girard, South Burnaby Garden Club. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vancouver Avian Research Centre is holding a Bird Friendly Garden Presentation by zoom on February 22. For more information click here
NEW SINCE JANUARY 27, 2023
UBC Botanical Garden Wharton Lecture Series is presenting "An evening with Dr. Suzanne Simard" on March 9, 2023 at 5:00 pm. For more information click here
NEW SINCE JANUARY 23, 2023
On January 19, 2023, Heather Edwards spoke about the Eco Sculpture Program in Burnaby. Click here for more information.
On February 16, 2023, Ticketed Event Only, No Door Sales Brian Minter will be speaking on the topics of “Exciting Plants for a Changing Climate" and “What the future holds”. Some plants will be available for purchase after the presentation - cash only.
One of our club members has made an eco-sculpture that can be seen on East 18th St., west of Moody, at the end of the cul-de-sac. Look at the photos here.
The January Leaf can be found here.
For a list of books the North Vancouver City library has purchased with donations from the LVGC please click here.
NEW SINCE JANUARY 5, 2023
UBC Botanical garden is holding its first Lunar New Year Market on January 14 and 15. For more information click here . You can also recycle your Christmas tree until January 9. Click here for information. January in the garden is here.
The BC Council of Garden Clubs January Newsletter can be found here.
NEW SINCE DECEMBER 6, 2022
The December Leaf can be found here.
Here is a link to "10 Must See Virtual Gardens in the UK" from Master Manchester.
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.
Meetings and Membership
Interested in Becoming a Master Gardener?
If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener with the Vancouver Chapter click here for more information.