Next Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, May 7 at the Garth Homer Centre, 813 Darwin Ave.

6:30PM Pre-Meeting Workshop: Hosted by the The Victoria Rhododendron Society.

7:15PM Meeting Begins

8:00PM Main Speaker: Barrie Agar
Topic: Fruit Growing for Small Spaces

Do you have climacaphobia (fear of ladders)? Are you living in a smaller home with limited garden space? You can still enjoy fresh fruit picked from your own tree or plants. There are different methods to grow fruit that will fit in a compact garden space and still be ornamental, as well as providing you with fresh fruit.

Bio: Barrie started her horticultural career in Ireland working on a large estate in the market garden. She then went on to the grounds which included a walled garden with glasshouses, a vinery with a Black Hamburg grape, and fruit trees.

Upon returning to Canada she worked in several specialty nurseries, with fruit growing confined to pots. But at Royal Roads she had indeed come full circle, working on a large estate with roses, Rhododendrons, a walled garden, the survivors of a once flourishing orchard, and yes, a glasshouse with a Black Hamburg grape. This, as the one in Ireland was reputed to be a cutting from the vine at Hampton Court, but everyone says that.

Barrie is the President of the BC Fruit Testers and Cowichan Valley Rhododendron Society, and is now retired form Royal Roads.

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We meet on the first Tuesday of the month (except January & August).

There is a $5 drop-in fee at the door for non-members for this event, refundable if you decide to become a Member of the Society.

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• Presentations
• Workshops
• Library
• Opportunity to socialize and meet new gardeners
• Parlour Show (plants from members gardens)
• Master Gardeners present at meetings
• Visit the gardens of fellow members
• Mentoring and New Members' Group

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