2017 - 2018 PROGRAM

(Note: You can watch the recorded presentation by simply clicking on the  icon)

Sept 21st, 2017 Margaret Cadwaldr - is the author of the bestselling book In Veronica’s Garden: The Social History of the Milner Gardens and Woodland. She has had articles published in Pacific Horticulture, GardenWise, Sitelines and many other publications. She has given talks at many locations including Dublin, Philadelphia, Toronto, Seattle, Boston, Victoria and Vancouver. Margaret currently lives in Langley with her husband Jim. Margaret’s interests include garden history and memoir.

Margaret’s presentation Wisley Walks and Inspirations incorporates her slides from a recent trip to the RHS garden with those of former UBC Botanical Garden Director Roy L. Taylor. Roy’s slides date from 1970 and 1986.

Oct 19th, 2017 John Brimacombe - is president of the Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society and lives in Vancouver. John will be speaking on the practical use of hardy palms & other exotics (such as hardy succulents, citrus and eucalyptus) to create Mediterranean or subtropical style gardens outdoors in BC and the Pacific Northwest (USDA 7b - 9).  John is a retired physics teacher who has been dabbling in Mediterranean style gardening for over 30 years, and president of the Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society for 6 years. 
Nov 16th, 2017 Doug justice - A botanical excursion to Tibet - NOTE: This presentation was recorded but will be posted in Feb 2018 at the presenter's request.  Do check back as this was an excellent presentation.
Jan 18th, 2018 AGM and members’ slides
Feb 15th, 2018 Atsuko Gibson - Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden - Japan
Mar 15th, 2018 George Woodard - The famous Phipps Garden is on Long Island
Apr 19th, 2018 TBD
May 5th, 2018 Annual Rhododendron Show and Sale at Park and Tilford Garden in North Vancouver
Starts at 10am until 2pm
May TBD, 2018 Walk in the Garden - Greig Memorial Rhododendron Garden in Stanley Park