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 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.
Next meeting: Thursday February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm
This will be a workshop on successful seed sowing, led by one of the farmers from the Edible Food Project at Loutet Farm, plus a member’s seed exchange.
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
What’s happening in our gardens –
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