Meetings in 2019 will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Masonic Hall in Mill Bay unless otherwise stated: February/March/April/May/June/September/October/November/
December. Dates may be changed dependent on speaker availability.
Our various activities include visiting members and public gardens
For more details: Contact: Earl Jenstad, VIHS president
Events in 2019
Wednesday November 13, 2019. 10 a.m.
Annual General Meeting at the Masonic Hall in Mill Bay.
(Agenda items include election of officers, decisions to be made)
Please plan to attend and consider taking an active role in the Society.
See you there.
Dec 11 - Christmas luncheon
Past activities - 2018 - 2019:
Oct 12, - Public Presentation. HECTOR BUSSIERE
“Twenty of the Best Perennials, Shrubs and Small Trees that would be Good Accompaniments to Heathers”. held at the Masonic Hall. Mill Bay.
Hector is a Victoria Horticulturist and expert gardener. Rather than a digital presentation, Hector had samples of the plants discussed. A small but keen group enjoyed his interactive presentation.
Wed, Sept 11, 2019 Field Trip. Eurosa Farms. Brentwood Bay.
Members met at 10 a.m. for a guided tour - most informative
Through over thirty years of dedication and rose growing expertise of their greenhouse operation, Eurosa Farms mission is to produce high quality flowers for the local market. The facility builds on the three generations family tradition that began in the Netherlands. Their product line includes not only roses but a wide variety of other cut flowers.
It was a great day with lunch at Brentwood Bay Inn Pub. In lieu of the tour fee which was waived we purchased bunches of flowers at their roadside stand. Mine continue to look lovely.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Field Trip.
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific. We enjoyed the day under sunny skies. Picnic lunch and David Wilson gave a most informative talk on the history or the heather garden and those involved.over the years. Members then had an opportunity to tour other areas of HCP and do a little shopping - plants or items in the gift shop)
SAT, MAY 25, MILL BAY GARDEN CLUB'S COMMUNITY FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW at Cobble Hill Hall.
Turned out to be a rather rainy day but a surprizing numbers of people braved the weather shopping for plants on their list. We were under a big tree which helped initially. Lovely exhibits and silent auction was a definite attraction. Along with selling heathers had several inquiries - generally chatted with folk - all in all a good day - refuse to let the weather dampen our spirits.
Both a board meeting and general meeting were held prior to speaker presentation at the Masonic Hall in Mill Bay. Dustin Carlton: - craftsman in designing and installing garden statuary spoke to our group focusing on garden designs and manufacture of his sculptures
Annual Christmas lunch
Dec 12 saw a festive gathering for our annual Christmas luncheon. Survived Neil's trivia - thanks Neil and thanks to Norma for all the arranging. Decorations were lovely and some of us went home with candies or a pointsettia. Collected a goodly sum for the food bank $281.- Well done all.
SATURDAY, October 13 at 1:30
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2019 calendar of events
Next up - the AGM
WEDNESDAY, NOV 13.
10 a.m. at the Masonic Hall, Mill Bay
Consider taking an active role in the Society.
See Activities Page for details.