The Armstrong & District Garden Club
Community & Education Since 1927
The Armstrong and District Garden Club was established in 1927 and is an active, fun group with over 30 members. The club is a venue for people in the area who are interested in gardening who enjoy meeting like-minded individuals to share gardening information, meet new friends and learn more about gardening from fellow club members and speakers.
The club offers monthly meetings, work parties and social events held during the summer and at Christmas. Gardening results are demonstrated in several, fun “Parlour Show” events throughout the year. The club normally sponsors an annual photo contest covering a range of gardening related categories. Winners receive prizes to recognize their efforts.
There are tours throughout the year to gardening centres and other members’ gardens as part of a fun and entertaining way of learning more from others.
Annual dues are $15.
Our Club President
Carolyn Farris, President of the Armstrong & District Garden Club
Carolyn Farris is the President of the Armstrong & District Garden Club.
Glenn Gytenbeek is the Past President of the Armstrong & District Garden Club.
Tracee Andrews is the Secretary of the Armstrong & District Garden Club.
Sue Wiebe is the Treasurer of the Armstrong & District Garden Club.
Chris Williams is the Membership Secretary of the Armstrong & District Garden Club.
Paul Peacock is a Director of the Armstrong & District Garden Club.
Heather Freeman is a Director of the Armstrong & District Garden Club.
Heather Hayes is a Sunshine Executive of the Armstrong & District Garden Club.
Dianne Lockton is a Sunshine Executive of the Armstrong & District Garden Club.
Sue Rook organizes the door prizes for the Armstrong & District Garden Club.
What We Do
Learn, Grow, & Have Fun!
The club is active in the community, supporting local charity organizations through our Annual Plant Sale and helping to beautify the community with work parties such as the petunia planters on PV Blvd.
The club meets monthly to discuss upcoming events, plan the Annual Plant Sale, and share gardening tips and ideas.
Membership in the club has many perks, including discounts at local garden centers and monthly newsletters.
The club holds regular Socials where members can get together, chat about gardening, and listen to knowledgable expert speakers and special guests.
Our Community: Armstrong, BC
In The Community
The Armstrong & District Garden Club holds the Annual Plant Sale each spring, typically in May. The Plant sale provides the funding for community non-profit programs and initiatives. Members work to prepare for the sale through potting work parties, dividing and providing plant material, and working at the sale event. There is a silent auction that accompanies the sale and provides additional funding to the club.
Proceeds from previous Annual Plant Sales have helped to support:
- Post-Secondary bursaries for local Grade 12 students studying agriculture, horticulture or environmental sciences;
- School food programs at local elementary, middle, and secondary schools;
- Supplies for planting the Pleasant Valley Boulevard garden boxes in Armstrong;
- The Armstrong Community Garden;
- The Armstrong Trail Society;
- The horticultural/plant division prizes at the Interior Provincial Exhibition; and
- The Armstrong Food Bank.
Members of the club offer support for local initiatives such as Communities in Bloom and provide garden advice to local residents as a fund-raiser.
Armstrong Garden Club
The Armstrong & District Garden Club is an active, inclusive community group where gardeners of all ages and skill levels can share in the love of gardening.