General Meeting

March 9th, 2020, 7 pm
Paul Spriggs- Crevice Gardening
Mary Winspear Community Center

Paul Spriggs is an avid rock gardener , plant explorer, photographer and mountaineer, owner of Spriggs Gardens Landscaping company, and current Vice President of the Vancouver island Rock and Alpine Garden Society. Paul specializes in a new style of rock gardening called Crevice Gardening, having learned the craft from some of the European innovators of the style. He has a passion for all wild plants especially those of dwarf Stature. Come and enjoy this interesting presentation.

Regular Club Meetings

Regular Club meetings are on the second Monday of each month. There is no meeting in August or January. Unless otherwise announced, all Club events are at the Mary Winspear Centre.

General meetings have a guest speaker, a business meeting, plant sale, raffle, refreshments, parlour show and awards ceremony. Exhibitors should consult the parlour show schedule available from the link button above this panel.

Other Event Information

Propagation workshop

Date: March 7, 2020, 10 am

Location: 9313 Carnoustie Cresent North Saanich.

Bonita Elliott’s home

What to bring:

  • Weather specific apparel, warm jacket, hat, etc. We are outside.
  • Garden gloves, trowel, secateurs (pruners) clean pots 2”, 4”, 6 “ and 1 liter
  • If you have any chunks of Perrenials you want to split and pot up, iris bulbs, dahalias, grasses, strawberry and raspberry runners, sedums , suckers from trees/shrubs (lilac, cleodendron)  etc. 
  • We hopefully will be transplanting seedlings as well.

      The plants are for the spring and fall plant sales.


Monday, March 9, 2020

From 6:15 to 6:45 (before the regular Garden Club Meeting), Brian McCutcheon, a Master Gardener, will offer a tool-sharpening workshop.  Tables will be available at the front of the Bodine Hall to meet with Brian and learn about sharpening your secateurs and other tools.  Bring the tools you wish to learn to sharpen, and a sharpening stone.  No sign up required.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Peninsula Garden Club tour of Russell Nursery at 2 p.m.  Maximum 20 participants.  No cost, and attendees will receive a 10% discount on purchases made during the tour.  If you wish to sign up, please contact Sandra DeLuca at as soon as possible.  If the date and time do not work for you, or if you do not make it onto the list, please let Sandi know, as it may be possible to set up another Wednesday tour or a Sunday tour.

April 18, 2020, 9 am – 1130 am

Peninsula Garden Club, Spring Plant Sale

April 18, 2020, 9 am – 1130 am at the Mary Winspear Community Center. The Peninsula Garden Club will hold the spring Plant Sale.  Great variety of Perennials, grasses, shrubs, vegetable starts, all at very reasonable prices. Come early for the best choice. 

Past Speakers

Hear from our expert speakers on a variety of gardening and landscaping topics

Top Soil Eat Local

Redefining how we grow our food

TOPSOIL grows food in unused urban spaces right here in Victoria. We supply high quality fresh produce to restaurants who want to wow their customers with incredible locally-grown flavour.

Lori Weidenhammer

Interdisciplinary Artist

Lori Weidenhammer is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist originally from Cactus Lake, SK. Her father kept bees when she was a child, and years later, she found herself pulled into the culture and science of bees and caring for beehives in her backyard.

Saturna Olive Consortium

Michael Pierce

Established in 2009, the Saturna Olive Consortium sells olive tree cultivars selected for the zone 8 growing areas in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. The SOC nursery is located on Saturna Island, British Columbia.

Deer Proof Gardening

Fran Benton

Deer Proof Gardening Or How to Drive Yourself Bonkers and Amuse the local deer

Peninsula Garden Club has been operatingfor 62 years in Sidney, Vancouver Island.

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