Guest Speakers

The speaker at our June 14, 2017 meeting is one of our own members, Bill Dumont. In October 2016, Bill led 25 North American garden enthusiasts on a 21 day tour of New Zealand, during the Kiwi Spring. The group visited both the North and South Islands and a total of 40 private and public gardens, some world class, all interesting and welcoming. Bill’s presentation focuses on the highlights of the exciting trip, and many learning experiences.

  • May 10, 2017   Malcolm Ho-You spoke on Shrub and Tree Peonies.
  • April 12, 2017  Diane Pierce spoke on Spring Colour in the Garden.  Notes on her talk can be found on our Blog via the Articles of Interest page.
  • March 8, 2017  Tracy Ferreira spoke on Integrated Pest Management
  • January 11, 2017  Niki Strutynski spoke on the principles of organic agriculture
  • December 14, 2016  Members Karen Wade, Susan Scott, Wilma Harvie, Jean Addison and Judith Henderson each presented us with interesting gardening information, or beautiful images.
  • November 9, 2016  Ted Leischner.  The Importance of Pollinator Friendly Landscapes
  • October 12, 2016  Eryl Morton spoke on Gardens of South Africa
  • September 14, 2016  Bernie Dinter spoke on Gardening: Its changing focus
  • June 8, 2016 Tony Irwin spoke on Keyhole Gardening.
  • May 11, 2016  Mary Sanh spoke on “Succulents – The Ultimate Easy Care Plant”.
  • April 13, 2016  Gordon Murray spoke on Trilliums.
  • March 9, 2016  Linda Gilkeson spoke on “Resilient Food Gardens for a Changing Climate”
  • February 10, 2016  Jeff de Jong spoke on ‘Plants to Love’.
  • January 13, 2016  Bill Dumont, organizer and tour leader of the Cowichan Valley Rhododendron Society 2015 tour of gardens of SW England                              
  • November 11, 2015  Michael Langkammer. His topic was ‘Creative Uses of Natural Materials in Making Christmas Wreaths and Table Decorations’.
  • October 14, 2015 Ann Nightingale. Her slide illustrated presentation was “Birds in Your Backyard: Attracting Birds to Your Garden Throughout the Year”.
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