Share What You Know, Show What You Grow

• Presentations by expert speakers
• Extensive, well-curated lending library
• Largest gardening group in Victoria with over 500 members
• Workshops with practical demonstrations

New members are always welcome

Our Meetings


Next Meeting


Join us on Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00pm via Zoom!

Our speaker is Nancy Turner, who will talk about "Wild Cultivation, Traditional Plant Management Systems of Northwestern North America." Note: This will be a virtual Zoom event!

Nancy Turner is a Distinguished Professor Emerita in Environmental Studies, University of Victoria. She is an ethnobotanist who has worked with Indigenous elders and cultural specialists in western Canada for over 50 years, learning about traditional knowledge of plants and environments. She has authored or co-authored/co-edited over 30 books and over 150 book chapters and papers, and has received a number of awards for her work, including Order of Canada, Order of British Columbia, and fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada, as well as honorary degrees from four BC universities.

Nancy has worked with First Nations elders and cultural specialists in northwestern North America for over 50 years, collaborating with Indigenous communities to help document, retain and promote their traditional knowledge of plants and habitats, including Indigenous foods, materials and medicines, as well as language and vocabulary relating to plants and environments. Her interests also include the roles of plants and animals in narratives, ceremonies, language and belief systems.

Upcoming Meetings

Previous Meetings

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

  • There is a $5 drop-in fee for non-members for this event, refundable if you decide to become a Member of the Society. If you would like to attend, please register by sending an e-Transfer to treasurer@vichortsociety.org. Please make sure that you include your contact email address in the notes/message section of the eTransfer form. You will receive a link to the meeting a few days before the event. You must register at least one day before the meeting

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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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