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Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Lynn Valley Garden Club Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11, 2024. We appreciated your support and donations to community organisations will be voted on at the Annual General Meeting in November and will posted here at that time.

The  Lynn Valley Garden Club has resumed in-person meetings at the following temporary new location: the Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue.   We have re-instating the time honoured tradition of bringing your own mug for tea or coffee. For more information about the club please go to the About Us section of our website.
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 is now accepting new members. If you are interested, 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 2025. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener with the Vancouver Chapter click here for more information.

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NEW SINCE MAY 21, 2024

On May 16, 2024,  Gerri Willmer did presentation on flower arrangement.  For more information click here.

The June 20, 2024 meeting will be a visit to Loutet Park for members only.

The May Leaf can be found here.

NEW SINCE APRIL 22, 2024

On April 18, 2024, Tamara Litke spoke on the topic of Ecological Gardening. For more information click here

On May 16, 2024,  Gerri Willmer will do a presentation on flower arrangement. No zoom presentation - in-person only. For more information click here.

The Garden club at the Senior Centre in West Vancouver meets weekly at 1:30 on Tuesdays from March to September. They invite anyone, regardless of age to their talks on a drop in basis. As a member of the LVGC all you have to do is show your membership and pay $5.00.  For a list of their talks please click here.

The April Leaf can be found here.

Joe Lamp’l from Joe gardener podcast and "Growing a Greener World" is hosting an ecological gardening summit with well renowned speakers including Doug Tallamy. for more information click here.

NEW SINCE MARCH 22, 2024

The March 21 meeting was a fun member interactive in-person meeting . Knowledgeable  members shared their gardening expertise on the following topics: Starting from seeds; Plant ID; Pruning; and Soil.

On April 18 Tamara Litke will speak on the topic of "Ecological Gardening".  For more information click here.

The March Leaf can be found here.

UBC Mid March in the Garden can be found here.

NEW SINCE MARCH 7, 2024

The March meeting is for members only and will only be held in-person with no Zoom due to the format of the meeting.  For more information click here.

The BCCGC March 2024 Bulletin can be found here.

UBC March in the Garden information can be found here.

The Alpine Garden Club of BC  2024 Spring Plant Show and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday April 6th, 2024 from 11 am -to 3 pm at Floral Hall, VanDusen Gardens,37th & Oak Street, Vancouver.Free Admission
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.

NEW SINCE FEBRUARY 20, 2024

On February 15, Owen Balance spoke on the topic of “Monet’s Garden Working with Light and Color in the Artist’s Garden” For more information click here.

On March 21 LVGC Members will be conducting small group discussions on a variety of topics.  For members only.  For more information click here.

The Lynn Valley Garden Club Plant Sale date has been set - mark your calendars for May 11, 2024.
The January and February Leaf can be found here.

The 94th Bradner Flower Show will be taking place at Bradner Community Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd, Abbotsford from April 12 to 14 from 10 am to 4 pm daily. Admission is $2.50. For more information click here.

The Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association is recruiting new Garden Guide fort VanDusen Gardens.  It is an opportunity to interpret the Garden to the public and to share local and international plants with visitors from around the world.Anyone who is interested in applying can learn more and sign up by completing an application form here. The deadline for application is March 18, 2024.

NEW SINCE FEBRUARY 5, 2024

The Great Backyard Bird Count is happening from February 16 - 19.  For more information click here.

NEW SINCE FEBRUARY 2, 2024

North Van Arts has opened their call for gardeners for the 25th annual Arts in the Garden event! This unique event gives you the opportunity to share your space with community, and to be part of an engaging celebration of arts and nature. You can learn more and apply to the call on North Van Arts’ website. The deadline to apply is February 5th. Please note your space must be located on the North Shore.

UBC Botanical Garden "February in the Garden" can be found here.

The BCCGC February 2024 Bulletin can be found here.

NEW SINCE  JANUARY 26, 2024

On January 18, 2024, Danielle Dagenais from the BC community Bat Program spoke on the topic of “Creating a Bat-friendly Garden”.  For more information click here.

On February 15, Owen Balance will speak on the topic of “Monet’s Garden Working with Light and Color in the Artist’s Garden” For more information click here.

The Vancouver Master Gardeners Spring Seminar “Gardening Well in Today’s World” will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2024 at the Michael J Fox Theatre in Burnaby from 9 am to 3 pm. Tickets are $50 early bird and $60 on February 1st to attend in person, includes recordings for one month viewing.  Recordings Only $35 for one month viewing.  To register and for more information click here.

NEW SINCE JANUARY 5, 2024

On January 18, 2024, Danielle Dagenais from the BC community Bat Program will be speaking on the topic of “Creating a Bat-friendly Garden.  For more information click here.

THE BCCGC January Newsletter can be found here.

The UBC Botanical Garden January in the Garden information can be found here.

NEW SINCE DECEMBER 11, 2023

The December Leaf can be found here.

UBC Botanical Garden "December in the Garden" can be found here.

NEW SINCE NOVEMBER 21, 2023

December 14, 2023, is the LVGC Christmas event - for members only.

On November 16, 2023, Daniel Mosquin spoke on the topic of "Native Plants for Lower Mainland Gardens".  For more information click here and scroll down to his name.  A list of plants and resources are included.

The November Leaf can be found here.

UBC Botanical Garden November in the garden can be found here.

NEW SINCE NOVEMBER 6, 2023

On November 16, 2023, Daniel Mosquin will speak on the topic of “Native Plants for Lower Mainland Gardens.” For more information click here.

On October 19, 2023, Deborah Jones spoke on the topic of Rain Gardens. Click here for more information.

The October Leaf can be found here.

A Butterfly Way Webinar on growing native plants from seed put on by the David Suzuki Foundation will be held on Sunday, November 26th.This is open to non-Rangers and will be recorded and available to registrants after the event. If you are looking for a reliable and affordable source of native plants, this webinar is for you. Through the simple method of sowing seeds in winter, you can become that source! It is surprisingly easy to grow wildflowers and grasses from seed if we follow nature’s lead and provide a little extra TLC. Let Ranger Dorte show you how with clear instructions and helpful images for each step. Click here to register.

The BCCGC October Bulletin can be found here.

The BCCGC November Bulletin can be found here.

The BCCGC Fall General Meeting Supplement can be found here.

 

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.

UBC May in the garden.

Arts in the Garden will be held on May 27 and 28, 2023. For more information click here.

 

Photo Credit

Photos in the header are courtesy of Peter Kennedy.