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P.O. Box 3443, Station Main, Courtenay, BC V9N 5N5

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General Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month (with some exceptions)

Plant Sales

Plant Sales are our main fund-raisers for the year. Members donate seeds, seedlings, cuttings and divisions from the eclectic variety of plants in their gardens. This year, due to Covid-19 we are offering a Courtenay Plant Stand to support!

CVHS Spring Plant Sale 2024

  CV Horticultural Society Plant Sale May 4, 2024   Public Welcome - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm - Cash and tap on Square (credit card, debit card) accepted. The Farm Stand - 5000 Willis Way, Courtenay BC This is the biggest fundraiser for the CVHS all year!  

Open Garden Tours for CVHS Members

Open Garden Tours feature the gardens of our Members, and occur periodically through spring, summer and fall. This year we are offering Virtual Open Garden Tours to enjoy during Covid-19.

In person Tours are usually announced in the Newsletter and via email notice. They are free of charge to members.

If you wish to offer your garden for a Virtual Open Garden Tour, please contact the Coordinator at We appreciate your hospitality!

Please note: To protect the privacy and security of our CVHS members who open their gardens for us to tour, we do not publish the addresses or directions to these gardens on our website.

Lorraine and David’s Garden

Lorraine and David's GardenThis beautiful Comox peninsula garden has been ‘in the works’ for over thirty years. It is just over one acre and contains lush terraced beds, a wonderful variety of fruit, berries and herbs, vegetables interplanted with the blooms, a...

Japanese Maple Tree Pruning

Japanese Maple Tree Pruning in the Comox ValleyIn this video, Master Gardener Debbie Gurrad, helps Comox Valley home owner, Cheryl, rejuvenate her tip-pruned maple tree. The pruning starts in September when the tree is in full leaf. At this time, only a light pruning...

Linda’s Garden

Linda's GardenLinda's Garden On July 14, 2021 we visited Linda's lovely small urban garden in Courtenay. This 13-minute video is well worth a view--Linda is a delightful tour guide and has some excellent ideas on how to create a zen-like space using found objects as...


In the past, we have had workshops on pond building, hyper-tufa, flower arranging, how to use lavender, grafting, pruning…including a special pruning workshop for roses…and most recently, a workshop on Actively Aerated Compost Tea. Workshops are available to the public, with Members paying a reduced fee. All workshops are currently postponed due to Covid-19.

July 27, 2024 – Floral Arranging Workshop – with Sherry Elwood

The Beauty of Flowers in Your Home - A Floral Arranging Workshop with  Sherry Elwood Location: Courtenay (TBA to registrants closer to the date). When:  Saturday, July 27, 2024, 10:00 AM -12:15 PM Participants: 15 registrants Cost: $25 for members, or $30 non-member...

Soil Building Workshop, April 7, 2024 – with Arzeena Hamir

Soil Building Workshop - with Arzeena Hamir Sunday, April 7, 2024 Alternate date (in case of inclement weather):  Sunday, April 14, 2024 How do you transition a part of your grass lawn, a weedy patch, or poor soil into a nutrient-rich planting bed?  This workshop will...

Creating A Cutting Garden Workshop, Saturday March 23, 2024

Creating a Cutting Garden Workshop - with Sherry Elwood Saturday, March 23, 2024 Learn how to turn a small area of your garden into a dedicated cutting garden that will provide beautiful bouquet for your home all season long.  Participants will plant and take home a...

Seasonal Wreath Making Workshop – December 2, 2023

Seasonal Wreath Making Workshop - with Nina Menz Create a natural winter wreath using plant materials from your garden and the local landscape. Most equipment will be supplied, but participants will be asked to bring a selection of greenery if possible. A gentle...

Sauerkraut Making Workshop

Sauerkraut Making Workshop, Sept. 30, 2023 - with Gordon Stewart Are you at a loss as to what to do with a bumper cabbage crop? Or a bumper crop of some other vegetables? This workshop will...


GIB is a self guided 2 day tour showcasing gorgeous private gardens throughout our Comox Valley. Proceeds are returned to the community in support of various gardening endeavours and projects.

The Gardens in Bloom Grant Program provides funding to assist local organizations to develop, share, expand or inspire horticultural activities in the Comox Valley.

Gardens in Bloom 2019

GIB is a self guided 2 day tour showcasing gorgeous private gardens throughout our Comox Valley. Proceeds are returned to the community in support of various gardening endeavours and projects.