Alpine Garden Club of British columbia

The Alpine Garden Club (AGCBC) has approximately 250 members in 16 countries, half of whom live in British Columbia, Canada, the remainder reside in other parts of North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

The objectives of our club are:

  • To promote the propagation and display of plants suitable for the alpine garden and alpine house, rare and unusual species of hardy plants, trees, shrubs and ferns, plants suitable for the art of bonsai.
  • To promote an interest in the native plants of British Columbia and their preservation.

 Information on the history of the club can be found HERE

PLANT OF THE MONTH:  SAxifraga paniculata


Saxifraga_paniculata.jpg

Saxifraga paniculata is one of the easiest Saxifrages to grow in the open rock garden and rewards the gardener with a fine display of white flowers in early summer. 

learn more...

 

Pink Mountain Biodiversity RESEARCH Initiative

 Pink_mountain2.jpg

 

 

 

 

Click on the image for more information

 

ATTEND AN ALPINE GARDEN CLUB MEETING

Meetings of the Alpine Garden Club of BC are usually held on the second Wednesday of the month at VanDusen Gardens, Floral Hall, 37th and Oak, Vancouver. Doors open at 7:00. 

The AGCBC meeting starts at 7:30 with a short business meeting followed by a pot show, coffee and treats, speaker’s presentation and raffle (raffle table contributions generously donated by our members)

Dart Hills Garden

Completion.jpgIn the spring of 2012, a combined work party of the AGCBC and the Darts Hill Conservancy Trust society completed renovation of an alpine garden bed at Darts Hill Garden.read more...

 

AGC EVENTS CALENDAR

Grahame Ware: Prometheus Unchained

7:30pm-9:30pm, Sep 10, 2014

Van Dusen Floral Hall

read more...

AGC-BC Fall Sale

12pm-4pm, Sep 20, 2014

Van Dusen Floral Hall

read more...

Ian Gillam Celebration of Life

11am-1pm, Sep 27, 2014

UBC Botanical Garden Reception Room

read more...

p19_video-area-screenshot.jpg

VIDEO OF LEWISIA REDIVIVA

Lewisia rediviva is a dryland plant of the British Columbia Interior. It can be seen near Highway 3 on Mount Kobau, east of Osoyoos. The best time to see Lewisia rediviva is on a cloudless day in the first week of June. The flowers of Lewisia rediviva will open more when it is warm and sunny. In some years the main flowering may be slightly earlier or later depending on the spring conditions that year.