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The  Lynn Valley Garden Club is resuming in-person meetings starting on September 15, 2022 at the following 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 are taking it slowly and for the time being, meetings are for members only. 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 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.

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NEW SINCE SEPTEMBER 17, 2022

On September 15, 2022, Penny Le Couteur spoke on the topic of Toxin or Tonic.  For more information click here.

The UBC Apple Festival will be held on October 15 & 16th. All information about the event, including links to ticket sales and volunteer opportunities, can be found here. Festival attendees need to purchase tickets on-line ahead of time. Early bird tickets are on sale now until September 21st.

NEW SINCE SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

The September 2022  Leaf can be found here.

NEW SINCE SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

On September 15, 2022 Penny Le Couteur will be speaking about the whats, whys, and hows of toxicity of plants.  Click here for more information.

NEW SINCE JULY 26, 2022

On July 9, 2022, the club members went on a tour of Maplewood Flats focusing on Native Plants.  For a list of some of the plants that were discussed click here and scroll down to Maplewood Flats. the members also visited Delphia Johnstone's garden that was featured in the Fine Gardening magazine.  To view the article click here.

Residents of the District of North Vancouver can apply for free trees through their Urban Tree Canopy Project.  For more information and to register click here.

NEW SINCE JULY 10, 2022

Grand Boulevard Pollinator Garden

The City of North Vancouver along with volunteers from the David Suzuki Foundation Butterflyway Project, Lynn Valley Garden Club, other organisations and volunteers from the neighbourhood held a planting day at the new community pollinator garden on Grand Boulevard and 17th Street on Thursday, July 7th.

The community garden features plants attractive to pollinators and hosts plants for butterfly larvae, with the aim over time of achieving a minimum 50% biomass of native plants and flowers.  It will be maintained by the CNV with the help of a team of volunteers.  The garden will be part of a longer-term goal to increase the biodiversity of our neighbourhoods to help support pollinators and wildlife.

If you are interested in volunteering or supporting the garden, please contact the Grand Boulevard Pollinator Garden Team via email at grandboulevardpollinatorgarden@hotmail.com  or join the Facebook group ‘Grand Boulevard Pollinator Garden”.

For pictures of the project click here.

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.

 

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:

lvgc.membership@gmail.com

For information about the website 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.