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

Next Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00pm at the Garth Homer Centre, 813 Darwin Ave.

Our speaker is Bob Duncan. He will speak about Growing Citrus & Subtropical Fruit Trees in South Coastal BC

This presentation will provide information on training systems, pruning techniques, variety selection and suitable sites to successfully grow citrus- lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, kumquats, yuzu, sudachi, sub-tropicals- avocado, pineapple guava (aka feijoa), pomegranates and loquats on the south coast of British Columbia.


  • over 50 years experience growing tree fruits on Vancouver Island near Sidney, British Columbia
  • operates a specialty plant nursery and demonstration orchard – Fruit Trees and More
  • demonstration orchard includes many varieties of tree fruits including a large selection of citrus and subtropicals
  • other types of fruit trees grown include apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines,
    cherries, quince, medlar, kiwis, pineapple guavas, figs, pomegranates, loquats, persimmons,
    olives, jujube, avocado, pawpaw, white sapote
  • orchard used as a teaching tool to demonstrate various training systems and cultural techniques
  • the nursery, Fruit Trees and More, specializes in warm temperate, citrus, Mediterranean and hardy subtropical fruit trees
  • trained as a Botanist and Entomologist – worked for Canadian Forestry Service as an Entomologist for over 35 years.

Owner of Fruit Trees and More Nursery, together with wife, Verna.

Bob Duncan

Our Meetings

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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• 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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