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Nanaimo Rhododendron Society Annual Plant Sale and Truss Show May 11th

The Nanaimo Rhododendron Society will be holding the annual Plant Sale and Truss Show on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the Centennial Building at Beban Park, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo BC. The show and sale will start at 10am and run until 2pm. The show will display some of the best rhodo blossoms on Vancouver Island. Several nurseries have been invited to display and sell some of their exquisite and very unique rhododendrons. In addition to rhodos several garden nurseries will be on site to sell their unique plants and flowers. It is a great time to get excited about your garden and flowers, the truss show will get you enthusiastic and the sale will satisfy your needs. Come and visit us. See you there.


Bringing back bees into GVRD and Fraser Valley gardens

Bring a honeybee presentation to your garden club on the local honeybee situation and what gardeners can do to assist the bees and your flower pollination. Presentation, slide show is 30 minutes.

The 14th Annual Art in the Garden Tour 2013 Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council proudly presents

The 14th Annual Art in the Garden Tour 2013

Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th

12 - 5 pm / rain or shine!


Spend a weekend with talented artists and musicians
in beautiful private gardens of the North Shore 

Do not miss the North Vancouver Community Arts Council’s two-day, self-guided spring tour of the beautiful
 North Shore. The tour includes 16 outstanding gardens, some of which are previous award winners. The artwork of 36 artists and the music of 20 musical performers on the tour will demonstrate the wonderful talent in our midst.
Each garden will host two or more visual artists, and have a two-hour musical performance each day.

Gardens range in scope from professionally designed gardens to master gardeners to passionate weekend gardeners who create their own beautiful outdoor space. Gardens include exotic plants, edible gardens, perennials and climbers, espaliered fruit trees, bonsai, and unique palms. This self-directed tour brings together visual artists, musicians and gardeners for a collaborative feast of the senses.

 Adult Admission $1.00 / garden

 Pick up a FREE tour map at:
CityScape Community Art Space, 335 Lonsdale Avenue  
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 12-5

 Or at the following locations:

Maple Leaf Garden Centre Ltd.

1343 Lynn Valley Road, North Van

2558 Haywood Avenue, West Van


Dykhof Nurseries & Florists

460 Mountain Hwy, North Van

Creative Bricks’n Blocks

1371 McKeen Avenue, North Van


West Vancouver Memorial Library

1950 Marine Drive, West Van



NV District Libraries

1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Van

3045 Highland Blvd, North Van

3675 Banff Court, North Van


Contact: Linda Feil, Executive Director, North Vancouver Community Arts Council   604.988.6844


Grand Forks Art Gallery Society Fundraiser

Gallery 2 Garden Tour – see some of the best gardens in Boundary Country from Grand Forks to Greenwood

July 6th, 2013 from 9 to 4

$15 tickets

Limited number of bus passes available at extra cost

Tickets available in May at Gallery 2 Gift Shop, 524 Central Avenue Grand Forks

Deadwood Junction and Visitor Centre in Greenwood

Rags, Relics and Rutabagas in Rock Creek

or email or phone #250-442-5835/250-442-2211


Denman Island Home & Garden Tour June 15th - 16th
Please list our event: Denman Island Home & Garden Tour June 15 & 16, 9:30 - 5:00 Tickets at or call 250-335-2148 to reserve. Spend a magical day – or a weekend getaway – touring the remarkable properties of this idyllic island. Visit architectural wonders, gardens by the sea, cozy cottages brimming with perennials, traditional farmsteads, artists' lairs, and back-to-the-land projects that show us what sustainability looks like in the 21st Century. Featuring the incredible garden of writer and broadcaster Des Kennedy.
Heritage House Tour 2013 - Urban Farming Pre-Tour Lecture May 21st

Heritage House Tour 2013 - Urban Farming Pre-Tour Lecture

Get excited about our 2013 Heritage House Tour by attending our pre-tour lecture Tuesday May 21 at 7pm . Learn from public speaker and author Peter Ladner about a modern initiative with historic roots in converting your lower beds into food producing plots. To purchase tickets for VHF’s Heritage House Tour

pre-tour lecture visit or call 604 264 9642.

Revisiting the Urban Farm - New Priorities Meet an Old Practice

Vancouver, like all cities, was at one time almost food self-suficient. The new urban farming trend is

 reclaiming some of that past and bringing food production back into the city and into view. Historically

people would grow food to help feed the household, and later to help with the war efforts. Recently

modern motives of sustainability, environmental responsibility and community stewardship have inspired

locals to plant food bearing fauna replacing non-native ornamentals.

Peter Ladner, author of Urban Food Revolution, speaks about the reasons to convert your small piece

of land into a functionable plot where food is grown and harvested, as well as the options for what to do

with your harvest. Peter will be joining us May 21st at 7pm for our pre-tour lecture with copies of his

book available. Then join us on June 2nd for the Heritage House Tour, as Peter stations himself at a tour

house with it’s own urban farm to answer visitor questions.

Examples of photos available (more photos and high res versions available upon request)


Heritage House Tour Pre-Tour Lecture Details

“Past Forward: How Today’s Urban Food Revolution is Reinventing its Historical Roots”

Wednesday, May 21st

7pm – 9pm

Tickets: $12 (not including taxes)

949 W 49th Ave, Unitarian Church (at Oak St)

To purchase tickets for VHF’s Heritage House Tour pre-tour lecture visit: or call 604 264 9642

Media Contact: Diane Switzer 604.264.9642 or

Vancouver Heritage Foundation   402-510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B1L8  Tel: 604-264-9642  www.vancouverheritagefoundation.or