Join Us 2nd Wed Every Month Brechin United Church Basement 1998 Estevan Rd, Nanaimo, BC

7.00 pm Doors open - Displays, Library, and Social
7.30 pm Programme often with Speaker, Short Business meeting, Social break with goodies $1
Show What You Grow March-November
Visitors welcome $3 drop-in fee, which can be applied towards a membership

Canada's 150th Anniversary Tulip

Quick Tulip Facts
The public can purchase Canada 150 tulip bulbs at participating Home Hardware and other stores nationwide as of September 2016, so they can enjoy the beauty of this special tulip as part of the Canada 150 celebrations in spring 2017. Check with stores to see if you can advance order.

DEEP ROOTS FOR TULIP DISPLAYS IN OTTAWA

The first tulip beds in the Capital were planted in 1945, when the Netherlands sent 100,000 tulip bulbs as a postwar gift in gratitude for the role that Canadian soldiers had played in the liberation of the Netherlands.

“Tulips are a symbol of springtime, rebirth and promises, which make them a powerful symbol in the lead up to the celebration of Canada's 150th birthday," said MP David McGuinty, representing Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly.

“The tulip represents the longstanding friendship and gratitude between Canada and the Netherlands. Blooming in the colours of Canada's flag, Canada 150 tulips will bring both pride and joy to gardens and communities from coast to coast,” added Cees Kole, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 7-9 PM

"How to make a Moss Basket"
Speaker: Erin Elmore
Erin will show us how to create our own moss baskets.

NHS Spring 2017 Plant Sale

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 6th for the annual Horticultural Society Plant Sale.
Sale runs from 9-30am to 2.30pm. Get there early for the best selection!

NHS Plant Sale 2017