For the last sixty-nine years, Mill Bay has been bringing an annual Flower and Garden show and competition for the residents of Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, and Cobble Hill in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.
While the ever expanding and active Mill Bay Garden Club has many events, features, and programs throughout the year, the annual Flower Show has been the peak point of the skills learned and practiced. The strawberry tea, prepared and served by the South Cowichan Healthcare Auxiliary, is a favorite of the show. The most popular aspect of the show, besides the competition itself, which features over 70 competition classes open to the public, would be the gardening workshops being run throughout the day.
This year, Cliff Stainsby, Elaine Scott, and Barb Kohlman are doing workshops on Climate Change and Food Production, The Propagation of Plants from Seeds, and Flower Bed Design, respectively. Don’t miss the Silent Auction, containing many hand made items, running in the hall throughout the day. Also to be sure to visit the Master Gardeners, who will answer any gardening questions or problems you may have.
If you wish to enter the competition itself, be sure you pick up a program with a list of competition classes and rules at Buckerfield’s, Thrifty Foods, Country Grocer, Valley Vines to Wines, and Dinter’s Nursery, or download it from our website
Cowichan Valley Event Details
Event: Mill Bay Garden Club 69th Annual Community Flower and Garden Show
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2015.
Location: Cobble Hill Hall, 3550 Watson Ave., Cobble Hill, BC
Contact: Email: Pat (email@example.com) or phone: 1-250-743-2756
Official website: http://www.millbaygardenclub.com