Victoria Hardy Plant Group
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 in June when we gather at The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific for a pot-luck picnic, a giant plant auction and more.
Our next meeting is:
Tuesday October 16, 2016, 7pm
Join us for out speaker Bill McMillan on “Selected Gardens & Birds of Southern England & the Isles of Scilly”. Bill is a leading member of both the Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Society and the Victoria Rhododenron Society, as well as the curator of the Rhododenron Garden at the HCP, well known in gardening circles. Bill will take us along on his recent tour starting at Kew then on to major gardens en route to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A wonderful and insightful trip.
There is a $5.00 drop in fee for non members. See you there!
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
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!