Next Meeting:

May 7, 2019 – 8pm

Main Presentation


Sold to Saanich to be kept in perpetuity as a bird and nature sanctuary, this 9.3 acre gem was acquired in 2005. Since then, volunteers have assisted with its restoration and maintenance under the guidance of Saanich Parks in partnership with the HCP. Learn about the park’s naturalist and horticulturist owner, her development of the park’s landscape, its natural history, plant and bird species, and ongoing restoration activities.

Linda Dowling
6:30pm Workshop


Toss out those geraniums! Through demonstration, learn how to plant a salad box and successfully grow companion veggies, herbs, strawberries and more! Tips for food and floral container growing, including soil mixes, irrigation and fertilizing for these special conditions. Lynda Dowling currently specializes in helping her gardening clients create their own patio and rooftop gardens with flowers plus edibles.

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The VHS Has Joined With Pollinator Partnership Canada
Check out these guides for more details. 

Southern Vancouver Island Bee Identification Guide
Selecting Plants for Pollinators – E. Vancouver Island
Short guide for E Vancouver Island
Pollinator-attractive wild plants of the Gary Oak Ecosystem


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