Program of Events

In addition to our Zoom and in-person meetings, BGC members are also invited to view past recorded presentations at your leisure (password-protected):     

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2023 PROGRAM

BGC will always ensure to follow all required Covid sanitary regulations in force. 

January 11, 2023:    BGC Zoom Event & AGM:  “Fabulous Foliage ”  presented by Heinke Thiessen
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:00 pm EST. 

This is a BGC Zoom event. Discover plants whose ornamental value goes beyond their flowers. Heinke’s interest in plants led to the formation of her own landscape company, teaching in the horticultural program at Sheridan College and becoming an accredited horticulture and floral design judge.  She is now retired but continues to pursue her interest in horticulture and floral design.

Please note that we will first begin with the Annual General Meeting (AGM) prior to our main event.

Members who are registered for 2023 will receive an invitation by email. To request or renew a membership, or to arrange a guest pass, please refer to the Membership page.


February 8, 2023:    BGC Zoom Event:  “Lesser Known Perennials“, presented by Master Gardener Robert Pavlis
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:00 pm EST. 

This is a BGC Zoom event. Tired of Hostas, Day Lilies, and other common perennials? Robert will get you interested in growing some less common perennials. Containing lots of photos, this presentation will be fun and fast paced. Robert Pavlis is a Master Gardener with a background in chemistry, and is a popular speaker, author, article contributor, blogger and self-avowed “plantaholic”. His private 6-acre garden has about 3,000 perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees.

https://robertpavlis.com

Members who are registered for 2023 will receive an invitation by email. To request or renew a membership, or to arrange a guest pass, please refer to the Membership page.


February 22, 2023:  PCHS Zoom Event:  “Succulents“, presented by Christie Lovat of McGill University, PHD, Department of Plant Science
Location: Virtual
Time:  7:30 pm EST.

BGC members are invited to this Zoom event hosted by the Pointe Claire Horticultural Society. This large plant family ranges from hardy perennials to plants that work well indoors. Their varied shapes and textures have something for everyone!

Members who are registered for 2023 will receive an invitation by email. To request or renew a membership, or to arrange a guest pass, please refer to the Membership page.


March 8, 2023:    In-Person Event:  “Preparing Your Vegetable Seeds for Success“ presented by Trevor Manning of Urban Seedling
Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield
Time:  7:30 pm EST. 

Urban Seedling is a Montreal-based family-owned business that specializes in creating and installing organic vegetable gardens in urban areas. They use heirloom and heritage seedlings as often as possible to produce top-quality vegetables. Trevor Manning will step through what we need to do to prepare our vegetable seeds for success in the garden!

https://www.urbanseedling.com


April 12, 2023:  In-Person Event:  “Eat Your Garden: Serious Edible Landscaping” presented by Christie Lovat of McGill University, PHD, Department of Plant Science
Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield
Time:  7:30 pm EST.  Please arrive by 7:15.

In this presentation about permaculture gardening with edible perennials, Christie discusses how to grow and where to find over 30 species of edible perennials (and even a few houseplants!). Plants are divided into their role in the garden, from ground covers all the way to fruit trees, and range from the humble raspberry to prickly pears cacti and seedless pomegranate.


May 10, 2023:  In-Person Event:  “Irrigating our Gardens and What You Need to Know” presented by Katherine Pinnell, member of the Beaconsfield Garden Club
Location: Herb Linder Annex, 303 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield
Time:  7:30 pm EST.  Please arrive by 7:15.

Proper irrigation is a garden essential. Katherine will walk us through what we need to know about irrigating our gardens and how watering systems can help us with this important task.

 


May 13, 2023:  BGC Plant Sale
Location: Centennial Hall, 288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield
Time:  Doors open at 10AM. Sale ends at noon or when plants run out.

It’s that time of the year again!!

Don’t miss the garden club’s popular plant sale where we sell many different plants from our members’ gardens.  Arrive early as plants go quickly!