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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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 Plant Stand! 5000 Willis Way, Courtenay

The little Farm Stand at 5000 Willis Way was started this Spring and has done so well. Thank you to everyone who contributed plants and thank you to everyone who dropped by and purchased plants. The CVHS has made over $1,200 to date and Darlene is still selling plants to support the club.
If you have plants you can divide, now is a great time to do that. You can save them for the Spring if we have a Club Sale, failing that we can sell them at the stand next Spring.

If they are just starting to get established in their pots and you have room to overwinter them, please do so, if you don’t have the room, you can drop them off just inside Darlene’s gate and she will babysit them until they can be sold. Labeling the plants is also very much appreciated.
If they are just starting to get established in their pots and you have room to overwinter them, please do so, if you don’t have the room, you can drop them off just inside Darlene’s gate and she will babysit them until they can be sold. Labeling the plants is also very much appreciated.

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. 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.

CVHS Virtual Open Garden Tour: Gael & Rick’s Garden, Comox

Gael & Rick have increased their curb appeal with the profuse blooms of dahlias along their front yard, and are encouraging birds, bees, butterflies, and tree frogs to inhabit their gorgeous garden. Herbs, edibles, and ornamentals mingle in a colourful Comox display.

CVHS Virtual Open Garden Tour; Nina & Roy’s, Comox

Nina and Roy have created a garden that is a beautiful oasis for birds, bees and butterflies. With the help of Landscape Designer Karen Cummins, they have a gorgeous and productive space encircling their home. Using sustainable and organic gardening practices they produce an enormous amount of fruit and vegetables for themselves and to share. Native plant species are used throughout their garden to offer habitat and food for local wildlife.

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.