Dedicated to the Cultivation and Study of Hardy Herbaceous Perennials

Past Events

Below you’ll find announcements of the group’s past events. As we get familiar with our new website, we hope to include photos and recaps of our past events, to document our history.

Fall Study Day – Saturday 28th October, 2017

Our speakers for Fall Study Day on October 28th, 2017 will be Troy Scott Smith, Head Gardener from Sissinghurst Garden in England; and Roy Diblik, co-owner of Northwind Perennial Farm, located in Burlington, Wisconsin, USA  Read More >

Spring Study Day – Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mark your calendars - Spring Study Day – Saturday, February 18, 2017 Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver - SPEAKERS - Anna Pavord, from Dorset, England - Author, gardening correspondent and passionate gardener; and Linda Beutler, of Sellwood, Portland, OR - Author, college instructor, plant lover and long-time fan of Jane Austen   Read More >

VISIT TO DARTS HILL GARDEN PARK – Saturday April 16, 2016

Vancouver Hardy Plant Group is planning a visit to Darts Hill on Saturday April 16th and Pat Logie of the Open Garden Committee will arrange a guided tour for those members who wish to participate  Read More >

Fall Study Day – Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Our next Study Day will be Fall Study Day 2016 when our speakers will be Thomas Rainer, of Arlington, Virginia; Virginia Burt of Burlington, ON; and our own Egan Davis, Director at Large, UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research  Read More >

Spring Study Day – Saturday, March 12, 2016

Spring Study Day 2016 was a fantastic day when we enjoyed talks from Fergus Garrett from Great Dixter, UK, and Daniel J. Hinkley, of Windcliff, on the Kitsap Peninsula near Indianola, WA; and Susie Egan, owner of Cottage Lake Gardens, WA.  Read More >

Fall Study Day – Saturday, October 24th, 2015

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Our Fall Study Day will be held on Saturday, October 24th, 2015. Our speakers are W. Gary Smith, landscape architect, artist, author, and lecturer, and Rosie Atkins, Former Curator of Chelsea Physic Garden, and former editor of Gardens Illustrated  Read More >

Evening Presentation: Andy Sturgeon, Andy Sturgeon Landscape and Garden Design – Thursday, March 19th, 2015

AN EVENING WITH ANDY STURGEON - "DESIGNING THE SMALL GARDEN" - Gardening enthusiasts who attended the Hardy Plant Study Weekend in Vancouver in 2013 will have already had the opportunity to hear Andy Sturgeon’s inspiring lectures and we are delighted that he has agreed to come and speak to us again  Read More >

Spring Study Day 2015 – Saturday, February 21st, 2015

James Hitchmough, Professor of Horticultural Ecology at the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, England and Peter Korn, Eskilsby, Sweden, were speakers at our 2015 Spring Study Day held on Saturday, February 21st. Professor Hitchmough has kindly provided us with PDF files of his slides - PLEASE NOTE THAT THEY TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO LOAD COMPLETELY   Read More >

Sunshine Coast Encore Tour – May 15th, 2014

This is an opportunity for members who may not have visited the gardens of some of our members on the Sunshine Coast. Bill Terry tells me that some of his Meconopsis will be in bloom including, possibly, the Meconopsis punicea, a rarity. Angela Miller   Read More >

Open Garden, Saturday May 10th, 2014

On Saturday May 10th, Glen Patterson's rooftop garden was open for Vancouver Hardy Plant Group members . On the following page you will find photos of some of Glen's treasures.  Read More >

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