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 2020:
ANNUAL HEATHER SALE Saturday, MARCH 28
(may reschedule at a later date)
Wed. April 8. HCP , Saanich - tour garden, lunch at the amphitheatre with lunch (brown bag)
Sat. April 25 - Information table at the 2020 Garden Fair (Rhodo Soc.) at Cowichan Exhibition Grounds, N Cowichan. If any heathers left from our sale will be available.
Wed 13 May. Finerty Gardens at U Vic (rhodos and azelias) & Playfair Park for picnic lunch.
Wed June 10. Tour of two member gardens in Mill Bay. Lunch (brown bag) at the 1st one.
Wed 9 Sept. Garden tour at Earl & Auriol's in Cedar. Meeting and lunch (brown bag)
Wed. 14 Oct. Meeting at Masonic Hall. Guest speaker to be announced.
Wed 4 Nov (note this is the 1st Wed of the month) AGM at the Masonic Hall.
Wed. 9 Dec. Christmas lunch in Cobble Hill - the room with a view.
Past activities - 2019 - 2020:
March 11 - 12 noon (bring your lunch)
Board Mtg at 11 was followed by General Meeting at 12 at the Masonic Hall in Mill Bay - finalizing plants for Heather Sale followed by
Very interesting talk by Ann Aylward on fruit tree pruning, blights and diseases.
Christmas luncheon was a smashing affair, good food, good company. Thanks to Norma & Ken and all who attended.
Nov 13, 2019.
Great AGM with all positions happily filled. Earl Jenstad staying on as President for a further year.
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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See Activities Page for
THE HEATHER SALE
HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID19 pandemic we are currently experiencing. We'll be back when this is all over.
In the meantime