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, December 6th at 7:00pm at the Garth Homer Centre.

Our speaker is Lynda Dowling, who will demonstrate how to plant a beautiful spring planter.

Lynda is the owner of Happy Valley Lavender and Herbs in Langford. Lynda Dowling started gardening at a very young age & won a prize for her Nasturtiums in Grade 2, so we are not counting the years of playing in the garden there!

The Happy Valley Lavender farm opened in 1986, and though the farm is now closed to the public, lavender continues to be a great love of hers. For the past 15 years; she has been specializing in rooftop & balcony gardens around town, designing & growing in containers. It's not too late to tweak your pots. And yes every spring she still plants nasturtiums!


Previous Meetings

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

  • We meet at The Garth Homer Centre, 813 Darwin Ave. Please feel free to arrive any time after 6.30pm if you would like additional time to socialize!

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CENTRE STILL HAS A MASK MANDATE IN PLACE — YOU MUST WEAR A MASK WHILST IN THE BUILDING.

  • There is a drop-in fee for non-members, which is refundable if you subsequently decide to join the Society. The cost is $5 which you can pay at the door.

  • VHS Membership Has Its Benefits

    • 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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