Fraser South Rhododendron Society

Our Monthly Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month (except June, July and August).  Please note that our meeting place is now Langley Mennonite Fellowship Church hall, 20997 40th Avenue, Langley. Doors open shortly after 7:00 pm and meetings start at 7:30 pm. Guests are most welcome to attend.

In person meetings are not being held at this time

Next Event

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm. (via Zoom)

Title – Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden in Sechelt, B.C. – Mary Blockberger

Mary is the Manager of the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society located in Sechelt, BC.  Mary worked in her family’s printing business for many years before leaving to pursue her love of gardening.  After a few years in a retail garden centre, Mary started her own small landscaping company in the Lower Mainland.  She re-located to the Sunshine Coast in 2005 after spending summers in Secret Cove since the mid 1960s.  In 2006, she joined the Board of the SCBGS and was involved in the Society’s search for suitable land.  In 2010, she was Board President overseeing the Groundworks project, which included the construction of the Garden Pavilion as well as significant land improvements.  In 2012, when the Society realized the time for paid staff had arrived, Mary was honoured to become the first full time employee.  Although most of her time is now spent in an office managing the day to day operation of the Garden, she still has her passion for and desire to have her hands in the dirt.

My presentation will cover the history of the SCBGS, from its establishment in 2002 to the present day, as well as some plans for future development.  I’ll offer information on our events and programs, as well as our various collections, with particular attention to our Rhododendron collection and Native Plant Gardens.

I’d be pleased to answer any questions your members may have.


Upcoming Events

Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm. (via Zoom) – TBD


Read about our first 10 years Here

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