Garden Club Picnic

The Garden Club picnic is on Sunday July 14, from 1 – 4 p.m.

Leslie DeAthe has once again offered her beautiful place,

‘Butterstone Farm’, 201 Wright Rd.

for the festivities. There will be tent canopies to shade from any possible heat-wave (please no!) or shelter from the rain (yes please?)

Please bring:

  • Your own picnic, plates, cutlery, drinking glass.
  • Also a dessert to share with everyone at the pot-luck table – finger food please!
  • Your own garden chair. If you do not have one please indicate this on the clip board that will be passed around at the June club meeting and we will help to supply.

We will provide tea, coffee and cold water.

Music. The ever popular ‘Reeds and Wires’ will once again perform for us.

Activities. There will be a couple of games, croquet, fancy hat competition and a “gate” prize. Please wear a hat and decorate it for the hat competition!

There will also be a wine and beer competition, so bring your home brew or “U Brew”. Sample and vote for your favourites!

This is a Garden Club member picnic but spouses, significant others or house guests are welcome. We have many new members and we hope you will mingle and share the joys (and challenges) of gardening on Salt Spring Island!

Parking on the premises is plentiful but we will need two volunteers to help with directions. They should arrive at 12:30. It would be great if we got more than two to share the time commitment. Please contact Diana Symons to volunteer (

Also, If you have a beach umbrella or a spare tent please contact Diana as above.

See you there!
Julie Mills, Diana Symons.