Coming Events and Activities:

NIRS May 7th Executive Meeting: 

The May 7, 2019 executive meeting will be held at the home Carolyn Chester at 2636 Parker Rd. in Courtenay. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am.  Members are asked to review the April minutes and reports in preparation for the meeting.

NIRS May 14th General Meeting:

Our May 14th meeting will be our Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in the garden of NIRS Member Nadine Boudreau at 3782 Meredith Drive in Royston. Members are asked to bring along a lawn chair and may arrive as early as 6:30 PM for a tour of her garden prior to the meeting at 7:30 PM.

Milner Garden’s Bunny Trail:

Easter Weekend – Friday, April 19th to Monday, April 22nd.

Using map clues, children can spot bunnies for an Easter treat.

Adult admission $9, youth $5, free admission for children 12 & under accompanied by an adult; members and current VIU students (with card)are also free.

All events 10 am to 5 pm with last entry at 4:30 pm. Tea room open 12 to 4 pm 

RSF Rhododendron Species Symposium:

Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27, 2019.

All events take place at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Federal Way, WA or the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden. For information and registration visit:

NIRS Annual Rhodo Show & Sale:

Sunday, April 28th – 10 AM to 1 PM at KFN Hall on Comox Road. In addition to the many vendors for the sale, we offer a beautiful display of colourful trusses, a large variety of companion plants, and a free entry for our rhododendron draw. Parking and admission is always free.

NIRS Annual Mother’s Day Garden Tour:

Sunday, May 12th – 10 AM to 4 PM. Six beautiful gardens to visit in the Courtenay area. Watch for further details.

Mill Bay Garden Club’s Show & Sale:

Saturday, May 25th – 9 AM to  2 PM
Cobble Hill Hall, 3550 Watson Ave. in Cobble Hill
Flower & Vegetable Show, Silent Auction, Plants Sale and much more.
Adults $2 – Children Free

Eswyn’s Alpine & Rock Garden
10th Anniversary Open House & Sale:

Saturday, May 25th – 10 AM to  1 PM
2925 Northwest Bay Rd. in Nanoose, BC
Info: Contact – Karen (250) 248-3507 or Elaine (250) 248-9568

ARS District 1 Presidents’ Meeting:

The summer Presidents’ Meeting will be held on Thursday August 29, 2019 hosted by the Vancouver chapter at a time and location TBA in Horseshoe Bay, BC.