UBC Botanical Gardens: Join us for Apple Festival this weekend Oct. 17&18

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BC Council of Garden Clubs October Update

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BC Council of Garden Clubs Bulletin Sept. 15

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July/August 2015 Bulletin is now available!

Autumn is around the corner!

Hello and Welcome . . .

I hope everyone had a terrific summer in spite of the challenges this past summer had presented with the very hot weather, lack of rain, water restrictions and forest fire threats.

The Bulletin:
The September/October issue is out and has been sent out.  If you did not get your copy, you can download it from our website here.  Thanks to everyone who submitted articles and pictures to The Bulletin.  We looking forward to seeing more from other clubs as well.

First Ever Photo Contest:
And speaking of pictures . . . we are holding our First Ever Photo Contest.  Details can be found on our website and our Facebook Page.   There will be prizes for the three photos voted as the best submissions.  Enter by September 15 (you must be a member of a BCCGC affiliated garden club to enter.  Voting begins September 16 and is open to all to cast their votes (one per day), and the winner will be announced at the Fall Meeting of the BC Council of Garden Clubs.

Fall Meeting:
Registration forms for the Fall Meeting on October 24 are available on our website and will be mailed with the Bulletin to those clubs receiving it by Canada Post.  Early bird deadline is October4th.
And once again, you will be able to register online at EventBrite.com.

Club Events Listings:
Don’t forget that your club make advertise their upcoming events on our website by going to the Events page and entering the information in the Events Listing form.  It is super easy and listings will show up on the website immediately.

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE:
We will be having elections at the March 2016 AGM for the positions of First Vice-President, Treasurer, Bulletin Editor and Scholarship – but before then we need a committee of at least two volunteers.  Details about the positions are given in more detail on the website on the Executive Board tab here.  If you’re interested in helping out, please email President@bcgardenclubs.com.

Is now available from our website:
The current issue can be downloaded from our website.  Copies of previous issues are also available.

Our first ever Photo Contest:
Details and entry form is available on our website as well as on our FaceBook Page.  Please check it out and share your favourite garden photo.
If you don’t entry, make sure you check it out on September 16 and vote for your favourite photo.

Fall Meeting October 24, 2015:
Don’t forget to register for our Fall Meeting.  Registration forms are available for download on our website.  Once again you will be able to register online at EventBrite.  Early Bird Deadline is October 4.
Our guest speakers will be Steve Whysall, Joshua Yu and Karen June Myskiw, and of course, we will also have our ever popular Lunch Buffet and our world famous Draw Table.  Agenda details are available on our website.
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BC Council of Garden Clubs July August-Newsletter

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UBC Botanical Gardens: Celebrate National Garden Days with us June 19-21

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BC Council of Garden Clubs Update: May

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“A Growing Affair” Plant Sale Saturday May 9, 2015 – 10am – 4pm

“A Growing Affair” Plant Sale

Saturday May 9, 2015 – 10am4pm

Location:

UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4

Botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/events

604-822-4529

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BCCGC Express – Bulletin is available

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The May-June issue of the Bulletin just issued!

May 1, 2015

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Hello Everyone . . .

I hope you’re enjoying the spring weather.  Or at least anticipating the spring weather!

Just a few pieces of news.

The Bulletin

The May-June issue of The Bulletin is available for download.  Please share this with your members.  This has already been sent out to your Delegates.  Click on the above link to view and download.

Website

We are so excited that our new website is finally ready to launch.  It is being given a final review by the Board and will be launched (problems notwithstanding) on Tuesday, May 7.

Among other features, this website will allow member clubs to enter details about their upcoming events directly.  So make sure you make a point of checking it out on Tuesday.  Needless to say, we will welcome any comments regarding the new website.

Fall Meeting

Mark your calendar – October 24, 2015 is the date for the 2015 Fall Meeting of the BC Council.

It will be held at the Firefighters Banquet and Conference Centre in Burnaby.

Registration forms will be available August 15 on the website.  Online registration will again be available starting August 15.

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UBC Botanical Garden: Grow Organic Food in Small Spaces workshop this week

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UBC Botanical Garden’s 2015 Workshops, Lectures & Tours are now online

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UBC Botanical Garden’s 2015 Workshops, Lectures & Tours are now online

Interested in learning something new? UBC Botanical Garden offers a diverse selection of workshops, lectures and tours on topics such as pruning, organic gardening, arts, sustainability and more. There are over 30 interesting topics to choose from.

Visit botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/learn to register.

March Workshops:

Plant Diversity in Baja California

Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  • UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre  • Cost: free

Discover plant diversity in the Sonoran Desert Peninsula of Baja California with Ernesto Sandoval, Director at UC Davis Botanical Conservatory.

Plan and Establish Espalier Fruit Trees

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm • UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre • Cost: $29.75 members, UBC students & UNA, $35 public

Do you know that most temperate tree fruits we grow in our gardens are grafted? Learn how plant tissues can be joined to optimize growth.

Fruit Tree Grafting

Saturday, March 14, 2015 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm • UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre • Cost: $29.75 members, UBC students & UNA; $35 public

Discover plant diversity in the Sonoran Desert Peninsula of Baja California with Ernesto Sandoval, Director at UC Davis Botanical Conservatory.

Magnolia Magic Walking Tours

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm • UBC Botanical Garden Entrance • Cost: $10

Join expert guides to explore the magnificent magnolia trees in bloom at the UBC Botanical Garden

Katie Teed

Senior Manager, Marketing and Communication | UBC Botanical Garden including Nitobe Memorial Garden | Faculty of Science

The University of British Columbia | Vancouver

6804 SW Marine Drive | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z4

Phone 604 834 8646 | Fax 604 822 2016

katie.teed@ubc.ca |  @ubcgarden | facebook.com/ubcgarden | botanicalgarden.ubc.ca

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