|Updated April 14, 2015
The Neighbourly Gardener
Keith Harris at work in his garden
BRAGS member Keith Harris is the subject of a recent article by Steve Whysall in his Vancouver Sun online blog. The article describes Keith as "a wonderful advocate for gardening", a description which some of us would wholeheartedly agree with. A copy of the article with accompanying photos is available to read here .
VanDusen Botanical Garden offers a wide selection of garden related courses for all skill levels and interests. Visit the VBG website to view current course offerings or download a PDF copy of the current VanDusen Adult Education brochure.
UBC Botanical Garden
Information about Courses & Lectures is available at the website. Go To > >
The GardenWorks website has useful information sheets for downloading and printing for reference. Also frequent mini workshops on gardening related topics.
GardenWorks Website > > >
Current Seasonal Garden Hints > > >
Gardening Tip Sheets & Email Queries > > >
Burnaby Community & Continuing Education
Details of these courses at www.burnabyce.com
Residential Landscape Technician
Arborist ISA Certification
Organic Master Gardener
Ecological Landscape Design
Growing Food in the City
Plant Knowledge for Organic Master Gardener
Keeping Bees (1day)
Organic Turf Management Workshop (1day)
Organic Soil Management (3 days)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
More info at www.kwantlen.ca/horticulture
Integrated Pest Management (B.SC.)
Landscape Design & Installation Dipl.
Greenhouse & Nursery Technology Dipl.
Turf Management Dipl.
Horticultural Apprenticeship Program
First Wednesday Monthly
September to June
Burnaby Village Museum
Canada Way at
Deer Lake Ave (Sperling)
Wednesday May 6
"Cutting Edge Plants for
Cutting Edge Gardens"
Keep Up with Burnaby (and beyond) Gardening Events
Around the Website
Minutes & Reports
May 3, 2015
At RhodoFest May 3, 2015
No Tour 2015
No Contest 2015
Gardening Weather ?
This beautifully photographed series continues in re-runs. You will have to search your TV program guide as these programs are broadcast on Vision, One, and other channels at various times.
Great Plant Picks is an educational awards program committed to building a comprehensive palette of outstanding plants for Pacific Northwest gardens. Awards are based on the combined expertise of over forty horticulturists from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.
Great Plant Picks lists have been produced each year from 2004 to 2008 and are available on the website. Also available is a Plant List which provides useful recommendations for plant choices according to growing conditions.
GPP Website > >
Burnaby & Region Allotment Garden Assn
Lynn Valley Garden Club
New Westminster Horticultural Society
South Burnaby Garden Club
Alpine Garden Club of BC
South Fraser Rhododendron Soc
Vancouver Rhododendron Soc
Vancouver Shade Gardening Society
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Gardening Weather ?
Burnaby conditions usually fall between Vancouver & Abbotsford-no station in Burnaby
TLC The Land Conservancy of BC
The restoration of the Garden presents opportunities for volunteers in a variety of gardening and maintenance jobs. Be a part of the renewal of this outstanding historical Burnaby garden. The regular work day for volunteers is Wednesday.
Contact Lynsey Dobbie, Head Gardener, for more information at 604-733-2313, by email, or check out the TLC website. The address is 5655 Sperling Ave. (at Deer Lake)
Community studio is
dedicated to supporting and initiating grassroots
projects that restore,
revive and rejuvenate
our neighbourhoods. We bring together landscape
architects, planners, architects, and engineers to
provide design and planning services for non-profit
community-based projects. This collaborative approach
equips community energy with professional expertise
through an engaging and enjoyable process to create a
As a non-profit entity there is no charge for the
services volunteers offer, however we are working on a
cost recovery basis with regard to materials provided
for workshops and charrettes by Community Studio.
St. Michael's Centre
Friends of the Living Garden Society
St Michael's has a need for volunteer gardeners to spend a short time each month helping to maintain the Therapeutic Gardens. Details & contact info.