Meetings and Activities:

Executive Meeting – Wednesday, April 3rd @ 10 AM.

On Wednesday, April 3rd,  the NIRS executive will meet at the Comox United Church to conduct its monthly business. The executive members are asked to review the minutes of the March 6th executive meeting in preparation for this meeting. 

General Meeting – Tuesday, April 9th @ 7:00 PM – “Paths to a Garden”

On Tuesday, April 9th, we welcome guest speaker Margaret Cadwaladr of the Nanaimo chapter. She explores the influences of Irish garden writer William Robinson and his associates on Veronica Milner, a British aristocrat who developed gardens in Ireland and in Qualicum Beach. Veronica’s Canadian garden continues to thrive as Milner Gardens & Woodland in Qualicum. As always, doors will open to members & guests at 7 PM with the meeting and presentation beginning at 7:30. NOTE: Due to church security reasons, we must lock the front doors once the meetings begin. So please arrive early! 

Milner Gardens and Woodland 

Open Fridays and Saturdays, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm, beginning February 2nd, thru March 31st 2024. 
Some closures will occur due to construction so be sure to check their website before planning your visit. 
For event details, check Special Events | Milner Gardens 

Coming Soon:

Annual Rhododendron Sale & Show on Sunday, April 28th 

On Sunday, April 28th,  the NIRS will hold it’s Annual Rhododendron Sale & Show at the KFN Hall on Comox Road. Doors open to the public at 10 AM until 1 PM. We will have lots of rhododendron varieties available, as well as a great assortment of companion plants. We will have our usual free draw for a Rhodo.  

Annual Mother’s Day Garden Tour on Sunday, May 12th in the Comox area.

On Sunday, May 12th,  the NIRS will hold it’s Annual “Mother’s Day Garden Tour” featuring some fabulous gardens in the Comox area. These gardens will be open for viewing from 10 AM until 4 PM. Ticket availability and locations will be announced by the end of April.