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Note: All 2017 general meetings in Vancouver are held in the Cedar Room at VanDusen Gardens, 37th Avenue at Oak St., starting at 7:30 pm. There is no admission and all are welcome.

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Plant Sale Saturday May 20 - a Resounding Success!

The combination of dedicated volunteers, wide spectrum of exotic plants, and perfect weather made this a memorable sale. A big thank to to the many volunteers, and particularly to event coordinators Edith Camm, Frank Hunaus, and Charlie Warburton. A more detailed report will appear in the next issue of HPI.

Carl S English Jr. Botanical Garden (Hiram Chittenden Locks) Display Sunday May 21

The garden's centennial was celebrated over a two day period, culminating in displays by local garden clubs which included us. The Society was represented by a mix of Canadian and American members who spent a warm spring afternoon under a shady canopy in a beautiful ambience. Many thanks to the volunteers, most of whom had to travel a considerable distance to attend this event.

General Meeting Monday May 29

Rob MacKay of Kichler Lighting was again unable to attend due to flooding of his Okanagan property. However his topic "Landscape Lighting Technology" was presented by members of our own executive, since many have experience and/or expertise in the area. Once again this turned out to be a success, drawing an audience of over thirty to an excellent interactive meeting. Thank you to John Brimacombe, Charlie Warburton, and Ron Perozny for preparing a professional presentation on very short notice.

Upcoming Events 2017

Garden Tours

There will be no general garden tours this year, but smaller tours targeting specific topics. Enrolment in these tours will be limited for logistic reasons, so if you are a member interested in joining one of them you should contact the tour coordinator without delay. Members will have received an email with more details on each tour.

1. Pruning and Shaping Tour Sunday July 16th

The venue will be in three different exotic gardens in Vancouver, each with its own emphasis and pruning challenges. Demonstrations and hands on experience will be the order of the day, all in pleasant surroundings. Tour coordinator is Doug Knight.

2. Photography Tour Sunday August 13th

The wall calendar requires high quality photos, and with every member now receiving a calendar this will be an excellent opportunity to learn how to take them and achieve fame! Most mobile phones now have cameras of sufficient quality, and the tour on Vancouver's North Shore will visit a variety of private and public exotic gardens with different lighting and species emphasis. Tour coordinators will be John Brimacombe and Brian Bydwell.

Society Summer Social Sunday August 27th

Formerly called the annual barbecue, this pot luck event for members and immediate family will be held in John Brimacombe's garden in Vancouver. A coordinator for this event has yet to be named, so if you are a member who could help out please contact John Brimacombe.


Advance Notice Dates (More details and events will be posted when available)

General Meeting - Monday September 25

Annual General Meeting - Monday November 27




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