Speakers

Speaker Joan Wynden, and Winter Bouquet Contest

There is colour out there in those winter gardens! Put your designers cap on and create a bouquet of winter splendor to share at our February meeting! Our Guest Speaker will be Master Gardener and plantswoman extraordinaire, Joan Wynden.

January 20th, 2020: Royann Petrell, ‘Gardens of China’

The ancient and modern gardens of China look nothing like Western gardens. Dr. Royann Petrell spent 6 months in China in 2007/2008 while on sabbatical from the University of British Columbia’s Chemical and Biological Engineering department. She has a long love of gardening, and was pleased when several of her Chinese graduate students and friends offered to help her locate and then visit some of the ancient gardens of China, as well as one very unusual modern one.

Annual General Meeting

Our October annual general meeting will not be dull and boring, it will feature some extraordinary garden delights, plus you get to peak behind fences at some wonderful Comox Valley gardens!

Royann Petrell: Gardening for Birds

Royann Petrell: Gardening for Birds

Dr. Royann Petrell and her husband, Sylvain Alie, have organically gardened to produce most of the food they have eaten over the last 24 years. Gardening was a wonderful place to unwind from stressful jobs and for these two birders to enjoy their hobby.

Donna Balzar: Growing Under Cover

Donna Balzar: Growing Under Cover

HGTV host Donna Balzer brings garden inspiration and practical insider information to get you growing food faster under cover and in your greenhouse this season.

Laurene Ebbett: Gardens of the Lakes District, Wales and Ireland

Laurene Ebbett: Gardens of the Lakes District, Wales and Ireland

Laurene Ebbett will present a slide show on public and private gardens of England, Wales, and Ireland. Laurene participated in a tour in May 2017 led by Steve Whysall, retired Garden Editor of the Vancouver Sun. There will also be slides from the iconic Chelsea Garden Show.

Margot Moser: Hellebores

Margot Moser: Hellebores

The Heavenly Hellebores presentation provides a broad overview of everything relating to hellebores; history, species, propogation, and culture.

Royann Petrell: Gardening for Birds

Royann Petrell: Gardening for Birds

Dr. Royann Petrell and her husband, Sylvain Alie, have organically gardened to produce most of the food they have eaten over the last 24 years. Gardening was a wonderful place to unwind from stressful jobs and for these two birders to enjoy their hobby.

Donna Balzar: Growing Under Cover

Donna Balzar: Growing Under Cover

HGTV host Donna Balzer brings garden inspiration and practical insider information to get you growing food faster under cover and in your greenhouse this season.