The final Comox Valley Horticultural Society meeting of 20212 will feature a presentation by Roger Griffiths as he shares his enthusiasm for alpine flowers, meadows and mountain slopes. Pictured, the Griswold Pass, northwest of Pemberton. Photo supplied

The final Comox Valley Horticultural Society meeting of 20212 will feature a presentation by Roger Griffiths as he shares his enthusiasm for alpine flowers, meadows and mountain slopes. Pictured, the Griswold Pass, northwest of Pemberton. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Horticultural Society discusses alpine flowers, meadows and mountain slopes

Final meeting of the year is Oct. 18

Have you ever been on a long hike that takes you up and up and then as you break out of the forest, a stunning landscape filled with the glorious colours of alpine plants is laid out before you? You are in awe!

The Comox Valley Horticultural Society invites you to enjoy a travel log with Roger Griffiths as he shares his enthusiasm for alpine flowers, meadows and mountain slopes.

This 35-minute Zoom presentation will be on Monday Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. It will include still images and video of the wide range of delicate flowers that are found in alpine areas across our province, the Yukon and Alberta.

Griffiths started climbing in England and the Alps before immigrating to Canada over 50 years ago.

After climbing in the Rockies, he moved to Vancouver In the late 1960s to start a mountain climbing school. For the next 15 years Griffiths guided climbs and multi-day hiking trips, including the Himalaya area, the St. Elias Mountains in the Yukon, the Canadian Rockies and numerous places throughout B.C. His presentation will take you on his personal awakening to the beauty of the alpine flora and appreciation of the harsh conditions they grow in.

Now retired, Griffiths enjoys gardening, yet outdoor pursuits are a big part of his life, now at a more leisurely pace.

Wishing to attend? Advanced registration is required for both members and non-members. Current members will receive a separate Zoom invitation. Registration for non-members ($5.50) is simple – visit www.comoxvalleyhortsociety.ca by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, as it requires a couple of days to process. The 2022 CVHS memberships are now available to purchase from our website or you could download a membership form and mail it in!