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.

Message from the Chair

We have resumed live Study Days starting in October 2022.

Our Open Garden program features members gardens within a different area of the Lower Mainland several times a year during the Spring and Summer. This is for members only. Open Garden information is presented in our newsletter.

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. 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.

VHPG special thank you to Bruce McConnell for the use of his photographs.