Upcoming Speakers and Workshops

VHS and its sub-groups, the Hardy Plant Group and The Fruit & Vegetable group, are constantly working to develop the most topical educational sessions for our monthly meetings.

Check this page for updates throughout our busy year.

VHS members have exclusive access to Speaker Notes and Workshop follow-up information.

July 2023

Speaker: Phil Newton:
Topic: 30 Dahlias to Grow on Vancouver Island

Phil will introduce us to chosen varieties based on their outstanding beauty, consistent performance at Dahlia exhibitions, ease of cultivation, and other superior characteristics. He has been growing dahlias for over 20 years, is a Senior Judge with the American Dahlia Society, was President of the Victoria Dahlia Society (VDS) and remains on the society’s board as Past President.

6:30PM Workshop: Balcony Gardening
Are you a frustrated gardener with only balcony space to grow? Lynda Dowling, of Happy Valley Lavender Farm, has some ideas for you and will demonstrate how to grow fruit, vegetables and other plants in your small space.