Speakers - 2020

January 9th – Anastasiia Dushyna - The World of Herbal Gardens & Design. Anastasiia is a botanical pharmacology specialist with more than 10 years of experience in pharmaceuticals & knowledge of European medicinal plants. Anastasiia works with Park and Tilford on an Apothecary Garden project.  See her instagram page at :  https://www.instagram.com/a_designflora

February 13th - Edible Garden Project -North Vancouver - Claire McGillivray will be providing an overview of the Edible Garden Project plus providing information on Seed Saving for Beginners.  Please see their website at www.ediblegardenproject.com

March 12, 2020 - Ralph Nevill – Arborist with the District of North Vancouver  - Pruning on the North Shore

April 9, 2020 - Ron Knight - Dazzling Dwarf Rhododendrons - a comprehensive overview of rhododendron selection, culture, and care, using dwarfs as the examples. Ron is a retired biology teacher and West Vancouver school administrator. He is a confirmed rhodoholic, who has served as president of the Vancouver Rhododendron Society and as a director for the American Rhododendron Society’s BC Division.  Please see the website for Caron Gardens at www3.telus.net/rcknight

May 14, 2020 - Karin England - Grow Green: Practical solutions and tools to create gardens which support regional sustainability initiatives such as reducing water use, providing wildlife habitat, controlling invasive species, increasing biodiversity, promoting the use of compost, improving food security, and facilitating storm water absorption. Karin holds Master of Teaching & Master of Landscape Architecture degrees. She works on Grow Green as a Park Planner with Metro Vancouver & is a regular collaborator with the UBC Botanical Garden.  Please see the website at http://www.growgreenguide.ca/

June 11, 2020 - Members only garden tour

July 9, 2020 - Members only summer social

September 10, 2020 - Richard Hallman of Fruit Tree Magic will speak on espalier fruit trees, their history, how they fit into modern urban and suburban gardens and modern commercial orchards around the world. He will also discuss his top pick for eating and cooking apples for the North Shore and how to determine when an apple is mature. Richard has extensive experience in the field including a degree in Plant Sciences, 32 years working in the private sector and for the Ministry of Agriculture as a professional advisor to the commercial fruit tree industry, Espalier Master, retired arborist, past UBC Botanical Garden Pomologist in Residence and past Tree Fruit and Plant Health Advisor to Art’s Nursery in North Surrey. For more information, please go to his website at https://richardhallman.ca/

October 8, 2020 - Barry Roberts, Advanced Master Gardener will speak on the topic of Hydrangeas – more than just the showy mopheads! He will take us through the extensive family of hydrangeas, the notable species and those ‘must-have’ cultivars. Cultivation, pruning and propagation techniques will be explained. Visit his website at  www.heritagehydrangeas.com

November 12, 2020 - Members only AGM and Christmas social

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece - Claude Monet