As part of our 100th anniversary celebrations, the Victoria
Horticultural Society is very pleased to welcome James
Alexander-Sinclair to a special meeting via Zoom on Saturday, August
21, 2021, from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. He will speak on the topic
“Gardening in a Changing World.” James Alexander-Sinclair is one of
the most sought after garden designers in the UK. He is also an
accomplished garden writer, contributing a regular column in
Gardener’s World magazine, and authoring award-winning blogs. He is
currently Vice-President of the Royal Horticultural Society. The
drop-in fee for non-members is $10; to register and for more
information, visit our website: www.vichortsociety.org
VHPG Zoom Spring Study Event on Saturday February 27th from 10 am until 11:30 am. Dr. Ross Bayton, botanist and taxonomist for Heronswood Garden, will be speaking on “Making the Most of Maritime Gardens”.
The Vancouver Master Gardeners are holding their Spring Back 2021: Resilience event on zoom on Saturday March 27th and Sunday March 28th, 9 am-1 pm, each day.
Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy gave lectures at the VHPG 2013 Study Weekend. They have 3 Zoom lectures: Botanical Bright Spots in 2020; The Amazing Plants of Southern China; and Plant Hunting in the Pandemic on February 11th, February 25th and March 11th respectively.
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As of June 2021, we are planning to return to live Study Days starting
in February 2022.
We have resumed our Open Garden program, details for which are in our
We hope to present a special Zoom session for our members in late October 2021.
In the meantime, VHPG is adding a list of interesting websites,
videos, newletters, and instagram accounts on our website. Perhaps
this will give us a garden boost to where we can’t go in real life. If
you would like to add to this list, please send a note to
The Gardener – A film about Frank Cabot at QuatreVents
Peter Korn – facebook.com/peter.korn.5
Tim Ingram – facebook.com/gillian.ingram.773
On line zoom lectures from Xerces Society for Invertebrate conservation
Margaret Roach, A Way to Garden Website
Garden Masterclass with Annie Guilfoyle and Noel Kingsbury, Online Blog and Podcasts
Sarah Raven Website
Huw Richards Grow Foods Organically Utube channel
The Garden Museum, London newsletter – https://gardenmuseum.org.uk/
Art of the Garden: Dan Pearson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Dan Hinkley’s weekly at Heronswood – https://heronswoodgarden.org/
Ian Young’s Bulb Log, Scotland, weekly digest – http://www.srgc.org.uk/logs/
danger garden, a daily garden blog from Portland – http://www.thedangergarden.
Instagram accounts worth following
John Grimshaw, Yorkshire Arboretum – johnmgrimshaw
Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter head gardener – fergusmustafasabrigarrett
Aaron Bertelsen, Great Dixter veg gardener, kitchen and house manager – aaronbertelsenofficial
Great Dixter House and Gardens – greatdixterofficial
Tony Kirkham, Kew – kirkham_tony
Sue Wynn-Jones, Crug Farm Plants – suecrugfarmplants
James Hitchmough, University of Sheffield, Horticulture Ecology and Landscape Architecture – jameshitchmough
Nigel Dunnett, University of Sheffield, Planting Design and Urban Horticulture – nigel.dunnett
Jimi Blake, Huntingbrook Gardens, Ireland – jimiblake_huntingbrookgardens
Gravetye Manor, Gardens Team – thegravetyegardener
Beth Chatto’s Plants and Gardens – bethchattogardens
Panayoti Kelaidis, Denver Botanic Garden – panayotikelaidis
Sean Hogan, Cistus Nursery, Portland – _sean_hogan
Sue Milliken, Far Reaches, Washington – far_reaches_botanical-conserve
Amy Sanderson, Stellata Plants, Saanich – amysandersonflowers
Stellata Plants, Saanich – stellataplants
Liberto Dario, grower and tour guide, Greece – libertodario