Why join the society

Becoming a member has many advantages besides the usual privileges, there are many advantages like learning from fellow growers, exchanging rare plants with fellow growers and specially building a collection at a much reduced prize and a much larger varieties.

Presentations

Slide presentations by club members and guest speakers cover a wide range of topics, including plants in habitat, featured species, plant care, members' travels, significant collections...just to name a few.

Society library

We have a large collection of books spanning 40 years; covering all areas of interest to members,as well as journals for novice growers and experts alike. Borrowing privileges are granted to members who regularly attend Society meetings. New members qualify by attending three consecutive monthly meetings.

Meetings and Newsletter

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, in the Cedar Room. Meetings start at 7:30 PM. Visitors welcome at no charge.

The meetings start at 7:30 PM but members are encouraged to arrive earlier for 'succulent' chatter, and to browse among the 'spine-tingling' library collection and view plants on display and for sale. Visitors and new members are welcome! Make new friends and meet enthusiastic 'cactophiles' who can answer all your questions and help you get your plants to flower and grow!

Our newsletter produced monthly  is full of society information, and upcoming meetings and events. 

Field trips

Many of our members welcome others to visit their collections, to share growing tips (and traps) and to sometimes share, sell or exchange plants.

We also try once a year to organize a field trip away from home, Visit other clubs in Seattle, in Victoria, visit conservatories, field trip to the Osoyoos, etc...

Annual picnic

Every year the annual picnic is held at a members house. Members are invited to look over the green house, and garden.

 

 

Monthly raffle

At every meeting, a raffle takes place. Various items given the prizes including plants, books, gardening items, soil, pots, etc.