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 on this page after our AGM in November. Happy Gardening to everyone.
Last year the LVGC was able to make donations adding up to $4000.00 from the proceeds of the 2021 Lynn Valley Garden Club sale. The donations went to the following organisations:
Gerry’s Garden (near Loutet ‘farm) The caretakers of Gerry’s Garden are Howard Abel, Frank Mortona and Don Gagan. Gerry is still around and doing well – (102). They are planning to do a new planting under the weeping plum tree and the big willow tree as well as planting winter pansies in the formal circle bed.
DNV Public Library for horticulture and sustainable living books
Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair – to offer prize money for botany/sustainability/pollination/greentech projects.
NS Hospice Garden (Lions Gate Hospital) Patients can be wheeled out in their hospital beds to enjoy the garden. The money will go towards purchasing shrubs, mulch, soil, and bulbs.
Wild Bird Trust administrating for Maplewood Conservation Area Fundraising project for 2021 is in part to create a native plant garden in the area just past the nursery toward Osprey point, this is in addition to an outdoor classroom, viewing area, etc. They also have an existing Butterfly garden on site designed to attract the Anise Swallowtail butterfly
YWCA Rooftop Garden This year they grew 1600 pounds of food; helped provide food to the Downtown Eastside (in 2020 they provided 39,000 meals).