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
Summer break - no meetings July & August -
Have a great summer gardening and relaxing.
See you in September
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Field Trip. Eurosa Farms. 1304 Greig Ave. Brentwood Bay. Members will meet at noon at a site to be determined for a picnic lunch and short general meeting. This will then be followed by a tour of Eurosa farms. Through the 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 other cut flowers.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Public Presentation. Diane Pierce. “Twenty of the Best Perennials, Shrubs and Small Trees that would be Good Accompaniments to Heathers”.
Masconic Hall. Mill Bay. 2:00-4:00. The speaker is a well-known Victoria Horticulturist. Rather than a digital presentation, the speaker will show large samples of the plants she will be talking about. Samples will be on hand to pass around. A handout on the plants will be available electronically prior to the presentation.
Wednesday November 13, 2019.
Annual General Meeting. Masonic Hall. Mill Bay. Members will meet at noon to enjoy their bag lunches followed by the AGM.
Dec 11 - Christmas luncheon
Past activities - 2018 - 2019:
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