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, April 4th at 6:30pm at the Garth Homer Centre. Note: We have a workshop for our April meeting.

Our speaker is Jeff de Jong. He will speak on Plants that Earn Their Keep!

With so many choices of Plant Materials and the cost of plants increasing. We can be overwhelmed by making good plant selections.

Plants have many wonderful attributes that can keep the garden looking its best. Jeff de Jong explores how to make the garden dance with beauty by making use of all the thrilling plant parts. Good choices make Great Gardens.

Jeff de Jong is a Horticulturist living in Victoria. He currently teaching courses at UVIC in the Adult Education Department. Jeff leads local and International Garden Tours and most recently lead a Tour to the Netherlands. He speaks for Garden Groups in Canada and the USA. The works are in progress for his first book. His garden in Port Angeles USA keeps him busy.

Workshop at 6:30pm: Following on from his two articles in Gardenry magazine, Mike Rogers will present examples of some of his current most favourite acquisitions. A recent tour of the “ornamental grass” section of several local nurseries has turned up many wonderful varieties and cultivars of true grasses and some sedges. These, along with examples dug from his own garden, will be shared and used to whet the appetite of soon-to-be or already converted grass aficionados. The talk will conclude with a few tips on care, upkeep and division.

As a keen gardener, when Mike arrived in Victoria from Calgary a few years back, he felt like a kid in a
candy shop and enjoys trying to grow anything that will survive in our balmy Westcoast climate.

Jeff de Jong

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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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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