Comox Valley Horticultural Society celebrates 40 years at September meeting

On Monday, Sept. 17, the Comox Valley Horticultural Society welcomes BC Home and Garden Show dynamic speaker, Conway Lum, who will share his experiences on how to grow fruit trees organically.

The meeting takes place at the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave., Courtenay, at 7 p.m.

Conway received the “Garden Communicator of the Year,” from the BC Landscape and Nursery Association, and is a regular contributor to the “Ask-the-Pro” column in BC Living (Garden Wise) magazine. That same day he will be fielding a free Q&A at two mini workshops, limited to 15 members each, at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. But you must pre-register online at

The evening meeting will double as a celebration of CVHS’s 40th anniversary, with some delightful snacks and treats and special surprises, before the meeting starts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Membership of $20 single, family $30 provides so many benefits, including discounts from many of our local garden centres and corporate supporters.

Check out for further details.

2019 Gardens in Bloom

Our Gardens in Bloom 2019 is gathering speed, but we are always looking for a few more people to help out with this major fund raising event for our Society, in order to provide financial support to non- profit community organizations, in a variety of garden projects.

Take advantage of this rewarding opportunity, to appreciate what our neighbours have created in their garden spaces. Contact Dee Horie at

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