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 - 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
April 9, 2020 - MEETING AND SPEAKER CANCELLED - Ron Knight - Dazzling Dwarf Rhododendrons - has been rescheduled to March 2021.
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 - Kristin Crouch – Vegetable Gardening 101 - Kristin is passionate about growing & has been teaching sustainable garden classes for the Corporation of Delta for the last four years. She is a 27 year master gardener with the Vancouver Master Gardeners Association & has a diploma in Horticulture from the university of Guelph. She currently writes on her garden blog, That Bloomin’ Garden & for several newspapers & magazines.
Kristin lives on a ½ acre property in Delta with her husband, Jim. In 2015 they transformed their side garden into a kitchen garden where they were able to grow over 160 lbs of food. For Kristin, it’s all about leaning & sharing her expertise.
November 12, 2020 - Members only AGM and Christmas social
Speakers - 2021
January 14, 2021 - Speaker to be Determined
February 11, 2021 - Speaker to be Determined
March 11, 2021 - 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
April 8. 2021 - Pam Erikson will speak on Hostas and Daylilies
My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece - Claude Monet