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2022 - May 

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2022  - Event -

Mill Bay Community Flower and Garden Show 

is pleased to announce they are out of hibernation!

For more information click Mill Bay Garden Show

If you would like to participate as a vendor, contribute to the silent auction or

would like more exhibitor information regarding available classes click HERE

on Saturday, May 28, 2022 

  Adults $2 / Children Free

For more information, email Chris Mercer or phone at 613-220-0010


Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2022 - Meeting -

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

Roger Griffiths speaking on "Alpine Flowers of BC and a Bit Beyond"

AGCVI meets at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street

on Monday, May 30, at 1pm - 3pm (doors open at 12:30)

All are welcome; $3 fee includes prize draw ticket, coffee/tea & goodies.  

For more information check out the AGCVI website HERE


Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2022 - Calendar - 

Vancouver Master Gardeners

For ongoing Events calendar click HERE

2022 - June

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2022 - Meeting - 

Qualicum Beach Garden Club

is pleased to announce an Expert garden panel featuring  

Donna Balzer, Roger Griffiths, Diane Ermacora and Wyne Neilsen 

answering questions for a fun and informative night!

scheduled for Monday, June 13th at 7:30 pm - 9 pm (doors open at 7 pm).

at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 747 Jones Street - Guest Fee - $3

For more information, click HERE

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022  - Meeting -

Mid Island Floral Art Club 

is pleased to announce their next meeting!  The next session will involve,  

"Ikebana demonstration and workshop"

at St. Stephen's United Church Hall, 150 Village Way in Qualicum Beach

on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 2 pm

  Guest Fee - $6

For more information, email Joanne Hamilton or phone at 250-757-8969


Posted on March 16, 2022 - Event -

The Denman Conservancy Organization

is pleased to announce the


Scheduled for Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 9:30am - 5pm  

For Information and Earlybird Tickets (on sale until May 15 at 5pm for $20) click HERE

Tickets after May 15 are $25

Posted on May 4, 2022 - Event - 

7th Annual


Scheduled for Sunday, June 12, 2022  10:00 AM  - 3 PM  

For Information and Tickets ($20 - cash only) click HERE

Posted on April 11, 2022 - Event - 

Milner Gardens & Woodland 

Announces Summer Thursday - Sunday Openings

starting April 28th - September 4, 2022 from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

with viewing until 5pm

The Plant Sales and Gift Shop are open

and the Camelia Tea Room re-opening soon!

Located at 2179 Island Hwy West, Qualicum Beach.  

For more information click HERE




Posted on May 6, 2022 - Event -

MARS (Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society)

Presents: Mother's Day Weekend Garden Tour

A self guided tour around 11 gardens

on Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th from 10 AM to 4 PM both days

Tickets are $15

For more information click HERE

2022 - April 

Posted on January 12, 2022 - Event -

VIRAGS (Vancouver Island Rock & Alpine Garden Society) is pleased to be Celebrating 100 years!

Announcing its SPRING SHOW and SALE 2022 (a special event)

The show is scheduled for Friday, April 1 (1 - 8 pm) and Saturday, April 2 (1 - 5 pm) 

at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, BC - Admission by donation

VIRAGS will also be hosting a Symposium on the morning of Saturday, April 2 

with visiting speakers Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator of the Denver Botanic Gardens, and

Laura Caddy, Curator of the E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden at UBC

There is limited registration at a cost of $35 for this Saturday morning session.

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