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 Horticulture 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 or keen to learn, approachable, fun-loving plant-aholics, 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 seven times a year. During the winter months (February, March, October and November), we usually meet on the second Sunday of the month in the Couvelier Pavilion at the Gardens at HCP, 505 Quayle Road at 1:30 pm. The remain meetings are generally the third Tuesday of the month at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2964 Richmond Rd. (April, May and September) at 7 pm.
The Hardy Meeting Schedule for 2018 is:
Sunday, February 11, 2018 1:30 pm at the HCP
Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:30 pm at the HCP
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church
Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:30 pm at the HCP
Sunday, November 11, 2018 1:30 pm at the HCP
*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:
My Life with Plants
Tuesday, September 18 at 7 pm
Knox Presbyterian Church, 2964 Richmond Rd.
Plus the usual show and
tell, plant auction, door prize and a raffle.
There is a $5.00 drop in fee for non members. See you there!
Hardy Plant Group Contacts
Lise Chartrand, April to June Chair and Membership email@example.com
Sue McKay, July to September Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Potvin, October to December Chair and Treasurer email@example.com
Kerry Seifried, Seedling Editor
Carol Dancer, Programs
Eryl Morton, Plant Auction & Raffle, Door Prize
Vacant, 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.