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December - 2021


Posted on November 14, 2021 - Event - 

Milner Gardens & Woodland 

announces the Milner Christmas Magic 2021 outdoor festival of lights,

December 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19, 2021

5:00pm - 8:00pm with viewing until 8:30pm.

The Gingerbread Cottage Gift Shop and outdoor Refreshment Stand 

Located at 2179 Island Hwy West, Qualicum Beach.  

For more information and Visiting During COVID-19, click HERE  

Posted on December 1, 2021 - "During the Covid-19 pandemic,"

MARS (Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society)

 has been having their meetings virtually via ZOOM. 

Click the link for the latest events.

Though many of the talks are Rhododendron related, there are a few very general talks by very renowned speakers that you might be interested in.  Registration is free and easy, so you can pick and choose what you listen to.  


September - 2021

2021 - Saturday, September 11 at 1pm - Event - CANCELLED!

Qualicum Beach Garden Club

invites All Gardeners to a Special "25+1" Anniversary Celebration

Activities are planned both inside and outside, including Live Music, Games, Plant Sale & Door Prizes.

at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street on Saturday, September 11 at 1pm

All gardeners are encouraged to wear a favourite fun, functional or fancy Garden Hat!

For more information, contact:


2021 - Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am - Free Zoom Event - 

University of British Columbia

invites All Gardeners to join a Zoom presentation!

Citizen Science for Plants and Pollinators:  Tips and Tools to ID Plants

August - 2021

2021 - Monday, August 9 at 3:30pm - Zoom Event - 

Gathering for Gardeners

invites All Gardeners to join a Zoom presentation - by donation!

Gabbing About Summer Pruning with Gordon MacKay

For more information, click HERE


May - 2021


Posted on May 22, 2021 - Insects in Agriculture Citizen Science Project - Event

The Vancouver Island Pests, Pollinators and Beneficials Project (VIPPB)

will be running a number of programs over the summer of 2021, with the goals of increasing our knowledge of the diversity of species that are present in Vancouver Island agriculture, ranging from pests, to pollinators, to other beneficial insects such as predators and parasitoids.  One aspect of the project is a citizen science project, using the iNaturalist platform.  We would love to have a wide range of observations from across the island, and from the multiple scales of agriculture present here.  All you need to join is a camera and a computer or smartphone, and a willingness to photograph insects that you observe in agricultural settings (from home gardens to large scale farms).  I am attaching a short intro to the project, which I hope you will be willing to forward to your membership.  As well, I will be proving a zoom introduction to the project on June 10th.  You can sign up for the webinar here, or if you are already familiar with iNaturalist, our project can be found here.  You can learn about all the aspects of VIPPB on our facebook page, twitter account, and through our newsletter.  


Funding for this project has been provided by the governments of Canada and British Columbia under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. Funding is administered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC and the BC Agricultural Research & Development Corporation. This project is part of the Regional Adaptation Program delivered by the Climate & Agriculture Initiative BC.  


March - 2021

2021 - March 1 - Weekly ZOOM Presentation Events -

Cortez Island Garden Club

Welcomes NGC members to join these weekly free or by donation 

ZOOM Presentations starting on Monday, March 1 at 4:30 PM 

The first Presenter is Brian Minter on "Our Changing Climate & Our Changing Gardens"

For more information on the scheduled Gabbing About Gardening sessions, click HERE




MARCH - 2020 


2020 - March 30 - Meeting CANCELLED! -

AGCVI (Alpine Gardeners of Central Vancouver Island) presents guest speaker

Richard Hebda from the RBC Museum speaking on "Snowdrops, Related Bulbs & Native Plants"

AGCVI meets at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street on Monday, March 30, at 1pm - 3pm (doors open at 12:30)

All are welcome; $5 fee includes prize draw ticket, coffee/tea & goodies.  

For more information check out the AGCVI website HERE

APRIL - 2020 

2020 - April 9 - Meeting CANCELLED! -

Mid Island Floral Art Club presents 

"Have a Go at a Stretch Design"

at St. Stephen's Church Hall, 150 Village Way in Qualicum Beach on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 2 pm

  Guest Fee - $6

For more information, call Deanne at 250-752-1858

2020 - April 14 - Meeting CANCELLED!

Qualicum Beach Garden Club presents guest speaker

Chanchal Cabrera on "Garden Plants as Healing Allies"

at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 pm

Doors open at 7 pm.  Guests $3.

For more information, check out the Qualicum Beach website HERE

2020 - April 15 - Meeting CANCELLED! -

MARS (Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society) presents 

Lionel de Rothschild on "Exbury Gardens"

at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm 

  All are Welcome  Drop-in Guests - $5

For more information, check out their website HERE

2020 - April 16 - All Meetings & Plant Sale POSTPONED until further notice! 

Eaglecrest Garden Club presents guest speaker

Donna Balzer on "Growing Ordinary Food in Extraordinary Ways"

Check out her website:

EGC meets at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street on Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm - doors open at 6:30 pm

All are welcome, Guests - $3

2020 - April 24 & 25 - Event CANCELLED! -

VIRAGS (Vancouver Island Rock & Alpine Garden Society) presents


Plant and seed sales at the Cadboro Bay United Church - 2526 Arbutus Road, Victoria

from Friday, April 24, 1 - 8 PM and Saturday, April 25, 9 AM to 3 PM  -  Admission by donation 

For more information check out the VIRAGS website HERE or the poster HERE

2020 - April 25 - Meeting CANCELLED

British Columbia Council of Garden Clubs AGM

Please see the attached notice HERE for more information.

MAY - 2020 

2020 - May 9 - Event CANCELLED -

Baynes Sound Garden Club presents their 21st Annual

"Spring in Fanny Bay" Plant Sale

at Fanny Bay Community Hall, 7793 Island Highway South (19A at Ships Point Road) on Saturday, May 9, 2020

from 9 AM until Noon - Free Admission

  Come celebrate our club's 25 year - serving free birthday cake & coffee!

Email for more information or click HERE for their poster!