Sunday, May 27, 2018

Japanese Beetle Threat in Vancouver

Following the discovery of Japanese beetles in the False Creek area, the Canadian Food inspection Agency has issued the following information and advice:

Although Grandview is just outside the affected area, it is important for us to be aware of the danger of this pest to our plants and the measures being taken to control its spread.

Posted by Christine Allen

Monday, April 23, 2018

Ikebana Spring Show

Jane Hood, a longtime Grandview neighbour, asked me to post this notice for her Ikebana group's show. Admission by donation. Workshops!

Ikebana Spring Show!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Alpine Garden Club Show and Sale

Several people have asked to be reminded of this opportunity to obtain some unusual plants.
The sale is this Saturday, April 7, 12 - 4 pm. Cash or cheques only.
Posted by Christine Allen

Monday, February 19, 2018

Seedy Saturday - February 24th, 10 -4, at VanDusen

This is the annual celebration featuring heritage seeds, fruit trees and organic gardening.


Alpine Garden Club of BC

Buds 'n Petals

City Farmer

Derry's Orchard & Nursery

Edible Oasis

Gloucester Green


Nyala Catering

Planting Seeds Project

Salt Spring Seeds

Seeds of Diversity

Simply Neglectables

Urban Fruitery

Vancouver Master Gardeners

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Water Wikka

West Coast Seeds

Derry Walsh, who has spoken to our group on the subject of Fruit Trees, advises that there will be a good selection of apple trees (including cider apple trees and Perry pear trees) plus a big selection of Berries: blueberries including 3-in-one pot, blackberries, honeyberries, raspberries, strawberries, 2 colour-in-one pot strawberries, black currants, saskatoons, goji berries, gooseberries, rhubarb ('strawbery red'), red huckleberries, and Evergreen huckleberry (black berries).

Posted by Christine Allen

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Our March 8th meeting!

Our next garden club speaker is David Sellars, alpine gardener and photographer, who will show us patterns in the apparent randomness of natural landscapes and will describe how he redesigned his own rock garden following the principles of chaos theory.

This should be another super Garden Club event — David's a very entertaining and knowledgeable speaker.

As usual, we will meet in the "LRC" — the Britannia Learning Resources Centre, which is under the VPL library. As you're walking west toward the library, veer left, walk alongside the library, and you'll come to a ramp entry to the LRC on your right. We start at 7:00 and end before 9:00.

Bring your gardening questions and concerns ... and your ideas for topics or speakers for upcoming meetings. 
And, if you like, bring a sample of something seasonal that you love in your garden that looks fantastic on the day of our meeting.

We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes. See you there!

Questions? Send us an e-mail at


Bring $20 to the meeting and renew your membership for 2018! If you don't want to join, but want to come to a meeting or two during the year, it's a $4 drop in.

By joining, however, you help us to stay solvent and to pay generous honoraria to our guest speakers.
Plus, with a membership, you get discounts at most garden shops including GardenWorks, Figaro's, and Magnet Hardware (for garden-related purchases but not counting "sea soil"). Show your membership card at any garden store; many of them give discounts to members of any garden club.

Saturday, February 17, 2018


Large snowberry plant (Symphoricarpus albus) needs a home. Already dug up and waiting for you. This is a BC native plant.

Ames garden cart. Well-used, no back wheels, but still functional.

Contact Christine at 604-719-1464 if you would like either of these.

Friday, December 1, 2017

No December or January meetings! Next meeting Thurs Feb 8th!

We won't be having a regular GGC meeting in December or January.

Our next regular meeting will be on Thursday, February 8th. Write it in your 2018 calendar.

In the meantime, do have a lovely winter holiday, and I'll post a reminder with some details about our February meeting early in the new year.