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Squamish Gardeners trip to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

February 22 – 24, 2019

The Squamish Gardeners and Enjoy Tour and Travel are once again excited to offer a 2-night trip to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle

February 22-24, 2019.   This trip is open to members of the Squamish Gardeners, their friends and family and the community at large.  It will also be offered to other garden clubs in the area.  You are encouraged to register early to secure a place by contacting Nairn Stewart at roseste@telus.net or (604) 892-9325.  Details are as follows:

Date: February 22 - 24, 2019
Cost: $469 Per Person Double, $669 Single (Canadian funds - cash or cheque payable to Enjoy the Life Experience Co.)
Package includes: Three day admission to Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Two nights accommodation at The Crowne Plaza Seattle, Two breakfasts in hotel, Dinner Outback Steakhouse or Olive Garden, Seattle free time options, 24 Passenger Coach Transportation, Charter service as directed in Seattle, Relief Driver, All applicable fees and taxes  

Itinerary:

Friday February 22
7:30 am - Depart Squamish (Brackendale Art Gallery); 9:30 am USA Border; 10:15 am  Haggens (coffee, breakfast, shopping); 12:45 pm  Northwest Flower and Garden Show; 4:45 pm Depart; 5:00 pm Hotel check in; 7:00 pm Dinner with group or on own (NWFG Show discounted restaurants TBC)
Saturday, February 23
Breakfast in hotel (included); Flower and Garden Show or Seattle free time / Pike Place Market / Seattle Art Museum - Seattle free time - Hotel free time

Sunday, February 24
6:00 am  Breakfast in hotel (included); 10:00 am - Hotel check out; Flower and Garden Show or Seattle free time / Pike Place Market / Seattle Art Museum; 3:30 pm  Depart; 5:00 pm   Dinner Outback Steakhouse (included); 9:30 pm  Squamish drop off at the Brackendale Art Gallery.  For those joining us from other garden clubs an alternative pick-up and drop-off location will be selected for their convenience.

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West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre Garden Club
Meetings Thursdays 10:30 - 12:23 March 7 - September 26
Seniors Activity Centre - Learning Studio
$50 annual membership or $10 drop in

March
March 7, Nancy Moore:  All Seasons' Interest in the Garden
Nancy Moore has had a life-long love of plants and gardening, and feels extremely fortunate to be able to make a living doing what she loves. After graduating in landscape design/horticulture, she was involved in many aspects of the field, including being the horticulturist for a parks department, teaching landscape design and horticulture at the University of the Fraser Valley, and running her own landscape design/consulting business. She recently retired from most of her commitments, but still enjoys teaching. Nancy will help us to include plants in our gardens to ensure that they are filled with interest throughout the year.

March 14, Susan Burdak: Lavender Workshop
Susan is one of our Master Gardeners and has a passion for lavender. She will teach us the right way to take cuttings and grow more plants or replace old, woody plants.

March 21, Gwen Odermatt: Great Plant Picks Program
Many of you enjoyed Gwen’s talk on creating a wildlife friendly garden. She is the owner of Petals and Butterflies Nursery and on the committee for Great Plant Picks. Gwen will explain the process of this program and tell us about some of her new favourites.

March 28, Conway Lum: Looking After and Improving Your Soil 
Conway Lum has worked for GardenWorks at Mandeville since 1988. He started out in the nursery but is now in garden supplies and on the information desk and conducts most of the in-house seminars and workshops. He was recipient of the “Garden Communicator of the Year Award” by the BC Landscape and Nursery Association. Conway will teach us the best way to nurture the soil we have and many ways to improve it.

April
  4: SAC closed
11: Beyond the Lawn
18: Trip to Western Independent Greenhouses   
25: Workshop- Plant a Container of Vegetable Seedlings to Take Home

May
  2: Dahlias
  9: Potager Gardens
16: Workshop- Plant a Pot of Herbs to Take Home
23: Rose Pruning and Care
30: Trip to Phoenix Perennials 

June
  6: Visit a Magnificent Private North Van. Rose Garden 
13: More Bang for Your Bucks Perennials
20: Propagating Succulents 
27: Workshop- Create a Succulent Display to Take Home

July
  4: Plants of Japan
11: Gardening Day 
18: Visit a Glorious Private West Van. Garden  
25: Edible Flowers 

Aug
 1: Make Botanical Aromatherapy Spritzers to Take Home
 8: TBA
15: Reviewing 2019 and Planning 2020
16-Sept 5: Centre Closed

Sept
 5: Unusual Bulbs for Fall   
12: Seed Saving
19: Preserving the Harvest and Plant Sharing
26: Social Wind Up