Horticultural society hosting annual plant sale

Group's big fundraising event goes April 27 at Filberg Centre

t’s spring, and time to find a new treasure for your garden.

The Comox Valley Horticultural Society is gearing up for their 34th annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, April 27 in the Conference Hall at the Florence Filberg Centre from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

This is one of the club’s major fundraisers of the year. Money raised helps to bring in qualified expert speakers who give informative presentations at the monthly meetings that are always open to the general public.

The proceeds from the plant sale also allow us to put back into the community. The CVHS is very proud of their commitment in maintaining The Herb Garden at the Filberg Lodge for the enjoyment of the many visitors who pass through their gates.

The society also maintains the gardens around Glacier View Lodge. Money from the plant sale greatly helps to buy daffodil and tulip bulbs, and a lovely assortment of perennials and shrubs…all of which provides an enriching and beautiful space for the residents, their family and friends to spend valuable time together.

The CVHS has been assisting with the Backyard Gardens at The Views at St. Joseph’s General Hospital as well. Plant sale revenue has helped supply bulbs and perennials for this therapeutic garden. Labour to get these plants in the ground and keep the weeds at bay has generously come from some dedicated members. A very worthwhile project when one sees the pleasure on residents’ faces as they admire their surroundings.

And finally, it is well worth mentioning that the Stepping Stones Recovery House for Women in Need has benefitted from CVHS funding. The women who reside at Stepping Stones, however briefly, are able to spend time in the vegetable gardens around the Recovery House…reaping not only the benefits of a well-recognized therapy program in the very act of gardening but also growing fresh produce to feed themselves.

So please help us help the community. The CVHS would like to continue their work of both assisting the various local gardens and offering interesting, varied gardening topics at their meetings.

Mark April 27 on your calendar for the CVHS Plant Sale, bring a box for your purchases and come at 9:30 for best selection. There promises to be an awesome selection of plants available from perennials to shrubs, small trees, roses, ground covers, alpine plants, herbs, vegetable seedlings, annual seedlings and almost everything else in between.

For more information, or if you would like to donate plants for our sale, contact Leslie at 250-337-8051 or visit our website at www.comoxvalleyhortsociety.com.

 

– Comox Valley Horticultural Society

 

 

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