Join Us 2nd Wed Evening Every Month

First Unitarian Fellowship Church of Nanaimo, 595 Townsite Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1K9
Feb and March meetings - Saturday Afternoon meeting begins 1PM
April-Oct - Wednesday Evening meetings
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

Winter and Spring Planter

Beryl's Winter turned Spring Planter

Next Meeting: September 8, 2021 7.30 pm

Speaker: Alexsey Tretyakov -  Growing Orchids as a Hobby.  
We are required by Provincial health regulations to wear face masks.  
We need to use the front entrance only, this time, and sign in.  You may bring your own refreshments in a travel mug, but there will be no refreshments served.   We have been asked by the Unitarian Fellowship Hall to leave the Hall spotless, as we found it.  
We hope to see you there.
We are pleased to introduce our speaker:  Alexsey Tretyakov, who will give a fascinating talk on Orchids, and a topic of his talk will be Growing Orchids as a Hobby.  

Alexey moved to Canada in 2005.  He acquired his first orchid in 2006 and received his first American Orchid Society (AOS) award 4 years later.  To date, his plants have received numerous AOS awards, including a CCE - the highest cultural award.  Along with many amateur orchid growers, Alexey began his hobby by growing orchids on windowsills and under lights.  He has an eclectic collection of orchids.  Today, his diverse collection ranges from warm to cool-growing plants, and is accommodated in a greenhouse and orchidarium.  Alexey has also experimented with creating new orchid hybrids.  His first blooming hybrid was registered with the Royal Horticultural Society (England) in 2013.  He has a lifelong interest in photography, and images he took of his orchids were published in the newsletters of Orchid Societies, in the AOS Bulletin and posted at the Orchids Forum.  

We are back 75 years strong. 2021  marks the 75th anniversary of the Nanaimo Horticultural Society. Enjoy your gardens and stay healthy.

Open to the Public Gardens Tour – No date at this time

Thanks to all our Gardeners who generously opened their gardens to Nanaimo garden lovers. 

Thanks for coming to view the gardens and we hope to see you at our monthly meetings.


NHS Annual Spring Plant Sale Cancelled

Our May plan sale is Cancelled due to Covid 19. 

The sale supports a bursary for a deserving VIU Student in the Horticultural program. 






Veggies Beryl

Fountain individual


Canada Tulips