Please note that in-person meetings are cancelled due to COVID-10 Pandemic.  
All meetings are being held via Zoom, and registered members will receive email-invitations to the meetings.

Club meeting, 22 September @ 7:15 pm
(via Zoom)

Jason Croutch

“Rose Care Through The Seasons”

Jason Croutch is the owner of Fraser Valley Rose Farm, a nursery specializing in those unique, hard-to-find, and historical varieties of roses that are no longer readily available on the market. Jason attended the Kwantlen Polytechnic University greenhouse production program, and then joined Valleybrook Gardens as a grower of perennials, herbs, veggies and a wide variety of other crops. Jason is also quite active on YouTube, producing videos aimed at inspiring and sharing knowledge with backyard growers, budding rosarians, and garden enthusiasts of all kinds.


General Information

Due to COVID-19, all in-person meetings and events have been put on hold.  However, we have moved our monthly meetings to online via Zoom.  At these meetings, our club president will provide some opening remarks, after which we will have a speaker make a presentation on a pertinent topic.

Meetings are held at Meaden Hall (on Blain Road, across from Greenwoods) the fourth Wednesday of each month (except for December, January, July and August), starting at 6:45 pm, and ending by 9 pm.  In November, we hold our AGM.

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  • Every meeting features a speaker. Many are local, but in the past, speakers have come from as far as Australia. Recent speakers have included Brian Minter, Carolyn Herriot, Linda Gilkeson and Bill Terry (the rare Blue Poppy man).
  • Parlour Show is always held to test our skills in growing local treasures. An annual prize is awarded for highest aggregate points over the year.
  • The Library table is available with an excellent selection of books. Other books are available from the archive and can be retrieved on request.
  • Mentor Gardeners are always present to provide solutions for your gardening challenges.
  • Refreshments are available for a dollar (coffee or tea, and a tasty treat).

2021 Talks

23 June: David Whiting: ‘Sacred Space Gardens’

26 May: Bernie Dinter: ‘Small Fruits’

28 April: Matthew Shepherd: ‘Bring Back the Pollinators!’

24 March: Douglas Justice: ‘The Value of a Tree’

24 February: Brian Russell and Faye Ford: ‘Four Seasons in a Greenhouse’

23 October: Bernie Dinter on ‘Flowering Bulbs: Natures Gift that Keeps on Giving’


2020 Talks

27 November: Jeff de Jong ‘In the Eye of the Storm’

23 October: Bernie Dinter on ‘Flowering Bulbs: Natures Gift that Keeps on Giving’

26 June: Gary Lewis of Phoenix Perennials on ‘Hellebores : Jewels of the Winter and Spring Garden’

26 June: Linda Gilkeson on ‘Gardening and Climate Change’

22 May: Jeff de Jong ‘Garden Jewels for Landscaping’

24 April: Robin Jenkins and Robias Carson talked about ‘Tiny Gardeners: Salt Spring and Gulf Island Schools’

27 March: Moe Wendt presented ‘Permaculture: Principles and Practice’

27 February: Donna Balzer ‘Vegetable Gardening: Tips and Tricks for Growing Great Grub’


2019 Talks

24 October: Kristen Miskelly spoke on ‘Native Plant Gardening for Biodiversity’

June 27: Mitchell Sherrin spoke to us about “Fire-smart Landscaping”.

May 23:  Connie Kuramoto will joined us to talk about “The Lazy Gardener”.

April 25:  Julia Common brought a talk about Bees, called “Hives for Humanity”.

March 28:  To be confirmed

February 28:   Brian Minter joined us in February for a talk entitled “Dramatic Changes in the World of Gardening”.