Program of Events

With the existing COVID-19 situation, the Executive has decided that all further sessions for 2020 are CANCELLED for purposes of member safety.  To all our members, Keep Safe & Stay Well!

During this time we will be offering several Zoom/virtual sessions.  Check our list below.


January 15, 2020:  Annual General Meeting + “Le Jardin de Francois”  Presented by Susan Marshall
Location: NOTE: Teen Lounge (upstairs) at the Beaconsfield Rec Centre, 174 City Lane, Beaconsfield
Time:   7:30pm-9:00pm. Please arrive by 7:15pm. 

The evening will begin with our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will include a review of the club’s finances and a vote on the Executive members. The AGM  will be followed by photos and commentary by Susan Marshall on “Les Jardins de Francois’, a St. Sauveur garden she visited this summer.

Please note that the re-opening of the Herb Linder Annex has been delayed and our January locale is at the Beaconsfield Rec Centre for this occasion only.


February 12, 2020:  “Selecting and Caring For Indoor Plants”  Presented by Francois Dubois of Jasmin Nursery

Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm. Please arrive by 7:15pm.

Container plants are a wonderful way to liven up any living space. Possibilities abound!  Francois Dubois of Jasmin Nursery will provide tips and info on choosing that next house plant you’re looking for, whether it’s something easy-care, tall-and-dramatic or something new on the market to get you excited.

 

http://jardinjasmin.com/catalogue/index.php?UILanguage=EN


March 11, 2020: ” Welcome to Gannaiden – Garden of Possibilities ”  Presented by Elaine Steinberg
Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm. Please arrive by 7:15pm.
Elaine Steinberg will present an overview of Gannaiden and a few tips and tricks on her  ‘design-maintenance’ program. Started as a private family garden in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Gannaiden opened to the public in 2017 as a sculpture-garden, with works by her husband, well-known Canadian sculptor Marcel Braitstein.  “Hands on the land is important to me. I have always wanted to grow old gardening.” 

https://www.gannaiden.org/gardens


March 28-29, 2020:  External Event  –  Orchidexpo 2020  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION
Location: Collège Maisonneuve
Time:  March 28: 12:00 – 6pm; March 29: 9am – 5pm
A wide range of exhibitors come to this international exhibition to display their exquisite flowering orchids.  It also attracts members of orchid societies, florists, artists and photographers.

See web site for prices and other details.

http://orchidophilesmontreal.ca/Orchidexpo-2020.php


April 8, 2020:   “Making Your Garden a Living Space”  Presented by Sara Cherry of Chic It Up  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION
Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm. Please arrive by 7:15pm.
Sara Cherry is a professional home stager and re-designer.  This evening she turns her creative flair to the garden. Her own beautiful back garden mixes plants, hardscape, furniture and a “privacy fence” with plants. Come hear her advice on how to help make a back garden into a true outdoor living space to enjoy with family and friends.

May 9, 2020:   Spring Plant Sale at Centennial Hall  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION 
Location: Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Time: 10am 

We are selling many different plants from our members’ gardens.  Arrive early as plants go quickly – we often sell out by 11:00.

 

 


May 13, 2020:  ”The Healing Power of Cannabis”  Presented by Mark Reynolds of Naughty Nettle Medicinals  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION
Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm. Please arrive by 7:15pm.

Naughty Nettle Medicinals aims to educate and empower others to the methods of herbal medicine. Mark is in his third year of organic medicinal farming in Quebec, and has given workshops on holistic health, fermentation, hydroponics and herbal medicine. We will learn about the cannabis plant, including its healing power and medicinal benefits.

 


September 9, 2020:  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION
Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm. Please arrive by 7:15pm.

 

 


October 6, 2020:   A Zoom session  “Tower Garden”  presented by nutrition consultant Susan Campbell-Fournel
Location: N/A
Time:  8:30 PM Eastern Time 

Join Susan as she provides an introduction to the Tower Garden. This interesting option allows year-round gardening in your home, for a safe and sustainable supply of produce.

The invitation to this session is included in an email sent to you recently “Zoom meeting reminder and other items”.

Please note this presentation is not organized by BGC and we are providing information as an event of possible interest to our members.


October 7, 2020:   A Zoom session  “We Visit the Tulip”  presented by member Catherine Vallejo
Location: N/A
Time: For those not familiar with Zoom, please log in at 6:45 pm. Otherwise please log in at 7pm.  The session will begin at 7:10 pm.

This talk covers the historical origins of the tulip, its history in Holland and its important connection with Canada. It will also cover how to plant and care for the bulbs. Catherine was born in Holland during World War II and came from a family of gardeners. She has always gardened with great enthusiasm and has been taking distance horticulture classes at Guelph University for many years.  Given her background, she has of course a great interest in tulips!

The invitation sent to you contains detailed instructions on how to join. If you not familiar with Zoom and may need some support, please first download the app on your smartphone or device (laptop, iPad or desktop).


October 22, 2020:  Live Webinar: The Best Low-Maintenance Shrubs for Your Garden, presented by Fine Gardening
Location: N/A
Time:  7 pm EST.

A live webinar presented by Fine Gardening.  Join the hosts of the award-winning podcast, Let’s Argue About Plants, for a live event where they discuss the best low-care, high-impact shrubs for your garden. Danielle Sherry, executive editor of Fine Gardening and Steve Aitken, the editor-at-large, offer an in-depth look at several favorite shrubs offering tips on care, advice on placement, and even some design inspiration if you’re wondering how to use these stars in your beds and borders. Joining them with insight on his favorite low-maintenance shrubs will be Paul Cappiello, executive director of Yew Dell Botanical Garden in Crestwood, Kentucky.
The webinar duration is one hour, followed by a 30-minute Q&A.
Reserve your spot now:   Register for Webinar

November 11, 2020:  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION
Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm. Please arrive by 7:15pm.

 

 


December 9, 2020:  CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION
Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm. Please arrive by 7:15pm.

 

 


BGC SPECIAL OFFERING:  During this exceptional COVID-19 period we invite members and non-members to view the following presentation on the Métis Gardens, also known as the Reford Gardens, prepared by Exec member Gloria Timmons. Note that you can watch it in full screen by clicking on the Full-Screen icon  in the bottom-right corner and you can use the Pause and Navigation Bar controls if wanted. Click the icon bottom right to exit full screen mode. We hope you enjoy!