Join Us 2nd Wed Evening Every Month Apr-Sep and 2nd Sat afternoon Every Month Oct-Mar

First Unitarian Fellowship Church of Nanaimo, 595 Townsite Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1K9
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

Saturday meetings
11.45 am Doors Open. Workshop Begins at NOON when one is scheduled
1.00 pm Program Begins

Winter and Spring Planter

Beryl's Winter turned Spring Planter

Next Meeting: Wednesday August 14th, 2019

7:30 PM meeting begins  

August 14th 5pm  - Picnic 

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Don't forget Sunday August 11th, 2019 10-2:30pm

Open to the Public Gardens Tour

Open to the Public Gardens Tour Sunday August 11th 2019

Nanaimo Horticultural Society Garden Tour, Sunday, August 11, 2019

Printable page for Garden locations POG 2019 info for website


Six gardens belonging to members of the Nanaimo Horticultural Society will open free to the public on Sunday, August 11, 2019.  This is a self-guided tour for which there is no fee.  Note that garden open times vary, with five open from 10am to 2:30pm and one open from 10am to 3:30pm.

 The open gardens are at the following locations, five in Nanaimo and one in Lantzville, listed roughly south to north:

 557 Selby Street, (off Albert St in downtown Nanaimo).  Open 10am to 2:30pm.  Our President’s garden is a lovely little oasis, with vegetables, fruit and beautiful annuals and perennials.  Come see what you can do in a small space to give you a green and private place to unwind.

216 View Street, (off Needham and Old Victoria Streets in downtown Nanaimo).  Open 10am to 2:30pm.  This garden has been neglected for a few years and the owner is now trying to get it back into shape.  It features several fruit and nut trees, berries and vegetables. 

2875 Shady Mile Way, (off Jingle Pot Rd on inland side of Nanaimo Parkway).  Open 10am to 3:30pm.  This property is about 2 acres with many trees, bushes and perennials.  The annuals, mainly in lovely pots and baskets, are the star attraction at this time of year.  There is a pond and stream and the gravel pathways are flat, so it’s easy to get around.

5771 Broadway Road, (turn, off Hammond Bay Road onto Parkway Dr, then right onto Broadway).  Open 10amto 2:30pm. This is a corner city lot with lots of unusual trees, bushes and perennials along with some vegetables and fruit.  There is a fish pond with water lilies and there will be Dahlias and very tall white Phlox in bloom. 

6000 Driftwood Place, (continue down Parkway to where it veers to left- cul-de-sac there is Driftwood and the garden is on the right-hand corner).  Open 10am to 2:30pm.  The front garden bed is open and consists mainly of deer-resistant Rhododendrons.  The back contains raised vegetable beds, fruit trees and lots of containers with lovely annuals.  There will be Roses, Hollyhocks, masses of Gladioli and some Dahlias in bloom.

7908 Northwind Drive, Lantzville, (turn inland off Island Hwy onto Superior Rd, by the firehall).  Open 10am to 2:30pm.  This large garden is being redesigned to be deer and drought resistant and pollinator friendly.  It has lovely views of the sea and mountains and there are lots of places to sit and soak up sun or shade.



NHS Annual Spring Plant Sale

Our Spring Plant Sale was a great success. Thanks to all who supported us by buying plants. And a special thanks to all those who donated plants. 

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






Veggies Beryl

Fountain individual


Canada Tulips