Events

PLANT SALES are our major fund-raisers for the year. Members donate seedlings, cutting and divisions they have grown from the eclectic variety of plants in their own gardens for both the Spring and Fall plant sales.

OPEN GARDEN TOURS feature the gardens of our Members and occur periodically through spring, summer and fall. They are available to CVHS Members only.

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. Get there early, as plants sell fast!

2019 SPRING PLANT SALE

Our Spring Plant Sale was our biggest yet! Thank you to Darlene and her excellent Team of volunteers for making this a very successful year! And thank you to all those who supported us – we hope you enjoy all the new plants for your garden!

Open Garden Tours for CVHS Members

Open Garden Tours feature the gardens of our Members, and occur periodically through spring, summer and fall. They are reserved for CVHS Members only. 

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

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Please note: To protect the privacy and security of our CVHS members who open their gardens for us to tour, we do not publish the addresses or directions to these gardens on our website.

Open Garden Tours of 2019

For our 2019 season we had 14 members open their gardens over 8 weekends. Pretty impressive sharing!

Upon reflection, it seems that folks who were willing to share their gardens with the other members often prefaced that willingness with “my garden isn’t so special” or “I hope it will look good enough”. I was always delighted to tell them there is no standard for the open garden tours. We are all equal in that we are gardeners creating the outdoor sanctuaries that are special for us and our site and all gardens are welcome to be shared.

August 18, 2019: 1pm – 4pm

This is the garden and time to revel in the splendour and colour of 150 varieties of dahlias integrated into mixed plantings, apple trees and paths.

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. 

Workshop with Conway Lum

Our September Guest Speaker tackles two of our Members gardens to advise on their individual challenges.

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.

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.