Join Us 2nd Wed Every Month (New Location Beginning June 14th) May meeting still at Brechin United Church Basement 1998 Estevan Rd, Nanaimo, BC

We are moving!! to a new location beginning June 14th, 2017!! First Unitarian Fellowship Church of Nanaimo, 595 Townsite Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1K9
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.


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, May 10th, 2017 7-9 PM

Heirloom Tomato Heaven
Lumpy, Bumpy, Colourful, Quirky, but always so Tasty
Tanja Pickrell Nitty Gritty Greenhouse
Tanja will bring some Heirloom starters for sale

Nitty Gritty Greenhouse Heirloom Tomatoes

Ananas-Noir-aka-Black-Pineapple Heirloom Tomato

NHS Spring 2017 Plant Sale

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 6th for the annual Horticultural Society Plant Sale.
GARDEN BOOK SALE as well. Our whole collection is on sale!
Sale runs from 10am to 2.30pm. Get there early for the best selection!

NHS Plant Sale 2017