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
September is here and Wed Sept 18 we can help ourselves to cuttings from the Dan Cooke memorial garden prior to the heathers removal. Anytime after 10 a.m.
Saturday, 2 - 4 pm, October 12, 2019 - everyone welcome
Public Presentation. HECTOR BUSSIERE
“Twenty of the Best Perennials, Shrubs and Small Trees that would be Good Accompaniments to Heathers”.
Masonic Hall. Mill Bay.
Our speaker is a well-known Victoria Horticulturist and expert gardener. Rather than a digital presentation, the speaker will show large samples of the plants he will be discussing. Samples will be on hand to pass around. A handout on the plants will be available electronically prior to the presentation.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
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:
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
Welcome to the Vancouver Island Heather Society website.
2019 calendar of events
September is here and members don't forget to come to the Dan Cooke Memorial Garden if you wish to have cuttings prior to plant removal.
NOT SO FAR AWAY -
Saturday, 12th 2 - 4 pm
Annual public Presentation
at the Masonic Hall,
"Twenty of the Best Perennials, Shrubs and small trees - great companions for your Heathers. Guest speaker: Hector Bussiere
See Activities Page for details.