Our garden club is based in the Deep Cove area of North Vancouver in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.  The members of our diverse group enjoy enhancing  the natural beauty of their surroundings with decorative and useful plants, and sharing their knowledge and experiences.

Meetings are normally held at 7:00 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month, except July, August and December.
Location:  the ground-floor multi-purpose room of Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, just off Mount Seymour Road.

COVID 19 update:  October 28, 2020
In the spring, it seemed possible that we would be able to resume meetings etc for the fall.  Of course, that did not happen, and as of this date it is likely that it will be several more months at least before we can resume in-person events.

Club Members:  click here or the  Members link above for more details on the meeting.  It also has current news,  newsletter archives, membership details and a photo gallery.

Deep Cove Garden Club warmly welcomes visitors and new members.  Advantages of membership:

  • meet other gardeners from novice to expert
  • listen to monthly speakers, join in organised garden and nursery visits, and participate in fun and friendly workshops
  • share and take home plants from the plant exchange, and also from our Annual Spring Plant Exchange and Sale
  • contribute to your community by helping to maintain the garden just outside Parkgate Community Center

Click on the Calendar link above for meeting dates, events and activities. For more information, click on the Contact Us link above.


What’s happening in our gardens  –

October 28:  the crazy year of 2020 continues to surprise – another full growing season is now almost over!  I think everyone spent more time in at home  this year – some plants did much better than usual, others struggled, but all-in-all our gardens provided a nice break from the pandemic.  

March 21: spring is here, with daffodils in full bloom, tulips nearly ready, and many flowering shrubs starting to show their colours.

February 8: hints of spring, with lots of bulbs coming up and buds appearing on some shrubs and vines. Still lots of winter may be left, though.

January 20, 2020: most plants are in their usual winter dormant stage, although with a typical mild fall and early winter a lot of bulbs are peaking out, and Hellebores are coming into bloom.  It appears that the recent cold snap of the winter didn’t bring too much harm

October 24:  fall colours hanging on for a while yet (we hope!)

September 23, 2019:  fall came early this year, as we have already had a couple of weeks of cloudy, rainy weather.

August 18, 2019: it has turned into a great garden summer – plenty of sun but not too hot, and occasional rain.   The edible plants are producing well, and there are lots of late summer blooms and colour to enjoy.

June 26, 2019: a bit of needed rain after an early start to summer – dry and warmer than usual for a month now

May 30, 2019: definitely seems like summer – everything is growing at a great rate, and lots of wonderful blooms to enjoy.

April 22, 2019:  Spring is definitely here!  Great blooms on flowering trees,  tulips in all their glory. etc.

March 15 2019:  it looks like spring is finally on the way – sun and temperatures approaching 20 are expected for the coming week.   Check out the photos from a walk in the Dollarton area on St Patrick’s Day.

February 2019:  so much for the quick start – lots of freezing temperatures and snow to stop the growing plants in their tracks!   They seem to have survived, though.  These photos are from a shadier garden than January

January 2019: So far, there are signs that things are off to an early start this year, with Hellebores and Witch Hazel in bloom,  and Daffodils nearly ready! 

October colours
August: carrots go crazy, even in pots! summer blooms, shrubs, perennials, and in pots
April blooms – even dandelions look good
March – still like January, but shrubs starting to bloom as well
Heathers and Hellebores recovering from cold and snow – February
January: Hellebores, witch hazel and daffodils