Victoria Hardy Plant Group Study Weekend 2017

More information on our Study Weekend below!



Guests are welcome at our Hardy Plant Group meetings. There is a $5 Drop-In fee for guests, but we hope you enjoy the meeting and will consider becoming a member. We have excellent meeting programs including interesting speakers, plant auctions, plant raffles and a plant show and tell. We have a great group of volunteers who look after three beautiful “Hardy Borders” at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, and we keep up-to-date with a monthly email newsletter, The Seedling. Best of all, we are a group of knowledgeable, approachable, fun-loving plantaholics, and we’d love to have you join us.

Membership is $15 annually or $20 for more than one person at the same mailing address. You must also be a member of the Victoria Horticultural Society.

We meet six times a year, on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (except December, January, June*, July and August) at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall, 2964 Richmond Road, Victoria at 7:00 PM. There is a parking lot on the south side of the church, or on street parking is available, in marked locations. *We have a very special meeting each year when we gather at The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific for a pot-luck picnic, a giant plant auction and more.


Join us at our next meeting:

Paul Spriggs speaks on Lessons from Crete

Tuesday March 21, 2017, 7pm

Recently Paul Spriggs visited Crete on a self-guided Botanical tour. His talk will focus on lessons a Victoria gardener can learn from visiting this special place.

Paul  has a passion for exploring and photographing mountains and their flora. He has been the owner of Spriggs Gardens Landscaping Company in Victoria for 28 years. He is a rock garden builder with a specialty in the crevice style. Paul is a long-time member of VIRAGS (Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society) and is currently Vice President.

There is a $5.00 drop in fee for non members. See you there!

Hardy Plant Group Contacts

Sue McKay, Co-Chair
Lise Chartrand, Co-Chair
Cynthia Carver, Membership
Kerry Seifried, Seedling Editor
Rima Gardner, Past Co-Chair
Susie Seekins and Sandra Allin, Programs
Eryl Morton, Plant Auction & Raffle, Door Prize
Margaret Smith, Member at Large

Hardy Plant Group Mission Statement

1. To provide for the education of our members in ornamental horticulture by: focusing on perennials, including those that are rare and challenging to cultivate in our climate; providing speakers with specialized knowledge and experience; providing opportunities where our membership can gather, garden and share information and plant material.

2. To support novice gardeners in the field of horticulture.

3. To support public gardens that demonstrate best practices in the use and care of ornamental plants.

The Victoria Hardy Plant Group is hosting the

Hardy Plant Study Weekend in 2017

Join the Wait List!

450 avid gardeners from Canada, the US and overseas will gather to hear presentations by Internationally known garden designers, writers and speakers. We will visit some of Victoria’s amazing gardens, have the opportunity to purchase plants and garden art from local vendors and mingle with other garden fanatics. More information here!


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