VIRAGS' Annual Spring Show **Important Announcement** a celebration of the club's 100th anniversary 1921 to 2022
** The 2022 Spring Show & Sale at the Mary Winspeare Centre in Sidney, B.C. ***Friday April 1st (1 to 8 pm) ***Saturday April 2nd (1 to 5 pm) Plant vendors open 8:00AM to 9:00AM ***Crevice Garden Demo: Friday, April 1st 2-5 PM with Paul Spriggs, Ty Danylchuk, Chris Dickson, Cam Kidd ***Admission to the Spring Show, Sale and Crevice Garden Demo is by Donation*** ******************* Symposium -- registration required Date: Saturday, April 2nd Time: 9 am to 12 pm Speakers: Panayoti Kelaidis -- North American Rock Plants 2nd series -- revisiting Hugh Preece Laura Caddy -- Rock Gardening in the Pacific North West Registration Fee: $35.00 Registration opens on February 1st (click for payment information) Please note that the $35.00 registration fee is nonrefundable
***All Island Health COVID-19 protocols related to these dates will be in place*** ******************** About the Symposium Speakers:
Panayoti Kelaidis Panayoti Kelaidis is a plant explorer, gardener and public garden administrator associated with Denver Botanic Gardens where he is now Senior Curator and Director of Outreach. He is also the current president of The North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS). He has introduced hundreds of native ornamentals from throughout the Western United States to general horticulture, Many of which are available through Plant Select®, (a plant introduction program he helped launch along with staff from Colorado State University and nurseries across America). He has lectured in over 140 cities in twelve countries, and has been featured in dozens of television, newspaper and magazine pieces.
Laura Caddy: Laura Caddy is horticulturist and curator of the Lohbrunner Alpine Garden at the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden. She is also Vice-President the Alpine Garden Club of British Columbia and was editor of their quarterly Bulletin for four years. Originally from Alberta, Laura brings us her extensive rock gardening experience from gardening in both coastal and continental climates.
The Annual Spring Show and Plant Sale takes place every spring, between March and May. Admission is by donation.
You can see wild plants from mountains throughout the world at this two-day event, where all the exhibits are living plants potted or arranged in troughs and miniature gardens.
The date varies so that each year a different range of plants can be exhibited. Early shows include kabschia saxifrages, and late ones have campanulas and gentians.
The event's features include:
The Plant Sale by specialty nurseries & club members will take place Friday ( 1 - 8 PM) & Saturday (1 - 5 PM).
The Members'plant saleNEW !!!! Starts in the main hall at 1:00PM Friday and continues through Saturday Come early for the best selection!!
Symposium - Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm
- Registration with Covid - 19 current protocols at 8:00am
Who may exhibit? Anyone may exhibit! Non-members are welcome to enter. There are restrictions on how far our silver trophies may travel, however. There are classes for children and youth. Pre-schoolers have won the children's trophy for a miniature garden.
How to exhibit?
For step-by-step information, read the list below and a) follow the links to see details or b) click the buttons on the right to download the printable version for later use. The-19
Check the Show Classes and Trophies information here or download and print it for future reference!