The Gibsons Garden Club is gearing up for their largest annual event – the spring plant sale which will be held on Saturday April 28 from 10 am to 1 pm in the lower parking lot of the Gibsons Recreation Centre.
President Laurella Hay says club members start potting plants in mid-March in preparation for the sale, which is extremely popular. Berries, flowers, and herbs will be on sale at “reasonable prices”, and offerings include some unusual plants. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions, and the event also features items of garden decor, hot dogs, and fresh baked goods.
Anyone who is interested in joining the club will have to exercise patience. Membership has been capped at 150, and there is a waiting list. However, non-members are welcome to attend monthly club meetings for a drop-in fee of $3. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm at Harmony Hall, with guest speaker Chris Kelly from Pratt Road farm.
Garden Club members take garden tours and receive a discount at local garden centres. They also volunteer in the community, organizing regular work parties at the Heritage Playhouse and Shirley Macey Park, and taking on other community gardening projects.
More details about the Gibsons Garden Club and its activities can be found at gibsonsgardenclub.ca.
The Sechelt Garden Club also holds monthly meetings, and information about that club can be found at www.secheltgardenclub.com.