Welcome to the Vancouver Hardy Plant Group. We are dedicated to the cultivation and study of hardy, herbaceous perennials, trees and shrubs, and their incorporation into landscape and garden design.
Vancouver Hardy Plant Group was founded in 1997 by a person who was keen to attend talks given by both Canadian and international speakers – and share interest and knowledge of many types of plants. Twice a year (generally in February and October) we host a day of lectures (Spring and Fall Study Days) and occasionally we may have a speaker at other times of the year. Over the years we have been delighted to host, amongst others, Christopher Lloyd and Fergus Garrett, Roy Lancaster, Piet Oudolf, Anna Pavord, Helen Dillon, David Culp, Will McLewin, William Cullina, Dan Hinkley, David Tarrant, Chris Beardshaw, and many more too numerous to mention.
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During these extraordinary times, we want our members to know that we continue to plan Study Days and Open Gardens so that we are prepared when the current safety measures are lifted. For now, we are cancelling our May tour to Surrey gardens, including ‘The Glades’, possibly to reschedule later in the year. We have a tentative Westside Evening Walk for June 11 and a proposed Arbutus Greenway Tour for Saturday September 12. Our Fall Study Day is scheduled for October 24. We hope that travel restrictions are unnecessary by that time.
Please note special notice on Membership Page!!!
Our Spring and Fall Study Days are usually held at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Auditorium, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver. They take place on a Saturday in February/March and October/November of each year, from 10:00am – 3:30pm, with breaks for complimentary coffee and cookies, and lunch (not provided).
View our Upcoming Events page for details of upcoming Study Days and our Newsletter Archives for details of past events. Use our Contact Us page to obtain details of how to register for our Study Days.
We also enjoy private members open garden tours, trips to Heronswood, WA, Far Reaches Nursery, Port Townsend, WA, spring tours of Free Spirit Nursery in Langley, garden visits to Sunshine Coast and Bowen Island, and much more.
A bi-monthly newsletter is published five times a year (no newsletter in August) to which members are encouraged to contribute information, news and articles.
Visit our Membership Page for details of how to join our group.