Events

PLANT SALES are our major fund-raisers for the year. This year due to COVID-19, we have a Courtenay Plant Stand to support! Members donate seedlings, cutting and divisions they have grown from the eclectic variety of plants in their own gardens.

VIRTUAL OPEN GARDEN TOURS feature the gardens of our Members and occur periodically through spring, summer and fall.

WORKSHOPS are arranged periodically throughout the year for CVHS members on a wide variety of topics. We strive to engage qualified, knowledgeable people, to lead each workshop.

GARDENS IN BLOOM 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.

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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 2022

CV Horticultural Society Plant SaleOpen all summer and autumn Public Welcome The Farm Stand - 5000 Willis Way, Courtenay BC Donations are welcome! Please have them potted with a description of the plant and growing conditions. No weeds or invasives please.

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Please note: To protect the privacy and security of our CVHS members who open their gardens for us to tour, we do not publish the addresses or directions to these gardens on our website.

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...

Anne & Bill’s Garden

Anne & Bill's GardenAnne & Bill's Garden On June 10, 2021, we visited Anne and Bill’s garden south of Courtenay. The tour started in a very sweet courtyard with some lovely plantings, including a peach tree, black lace elderberry, cryptomeria, a large weeping blue...

Roses at Silverlea, Dianne and Roland’s Garden

Roses by Silverlea Dianne and Roland's GardenRoses at Silverlea - Dianne and Roland's Garden If you like roses, we think you will enjoy this post and video! On June 19, 2021, we visited the garden of Dianne and Roland which they have given the lovely name of Roses at...

Workshops

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.

CANCELLED: Sauerkraut Making Workshop with Gordon Stewart

CANCELLED: 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 introduce you to the wonderful art of lacto- fermentation, and how it can be used to preserve not only the crop, but the nutritional value of the vegetable.

February 29, 2020: Kombucha Making Workshop

Do you enjoy drinking kombucha, and wonder about making your own? Come and learn about kombucha and how simple it is to brew delicious varieties of kombucha, limited only by your own imagination. You can also use many of your homegrown fruits, herbs and even some veggies to flavour your brew.

GARDENS IN BLOOM

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.