Thursday, July 7, 2016


Tickets for the following tour may be sold out before our next Garden Club meeting, so here is the basic information for anyone who might want to spend a day in some lovely gardens:

The People, Plants and Places Tour is an intimate peek into Bowen Island's hidden homes and gardens.

Jack's garden

This biennial tour is held over the third weekend in July, and it welcomes over 1000 visitors to the island.

Hosted by the Bowen Island Museum & Archives, this sell-out event is a delightful way to explore Bowen Island.

Tickets: $25
(All proceeds from this fundraising event go to the Museum & Archives.)

More details are at

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July meeting, Thursday, July 14th, 7:00

Hi Gardeners,

Our next meeting is Thursday, July 14th.

GGC member Anne Worrall will give us a brief presentation on how to plant a tree to ensure that it survives and thrives.

Following Anne's presentation, Christine will show us some photos she took in the gardens that were on last month's 2016 East Van Garden Tour. We hope to have several of the gardeners from the Tour present as well, so please bring your comments and questions.
And if you didn't have a chance to go on the tour, you'll still get to appreciate some of the gardens — it'll be a sort of Virtual Tour.

As usual, we will meet in the "LRC" — the Britannia Learning Resources Centre, which is under the library. As you're walking toward the library, veer left, walk alongside it, 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.

We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes. Sometimes folks bring plants or seeds to give away.
Also, please bring specimens of what is looking particularly good in your garden on the day of the meeting.

See you July 14th!
This will be our last meeting until September.