South Surrey 
         Garden Club

SSGC - April meeting

  • 26 Apr 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • St. Mark's Anglican Church, 12953-20 Ave., Surrey
SSGC - April meeting

Speaker :  Fred Wein Sr. of Clearview Horticultural Products in Aldergrove. Clearview had its beginnings in 1970 and  has since grown into Canada’s largest grower of clematis and other vines. The business is now run by Fred’s sons Fred Jr. and Rob, and three of the grandchildren are also now involved. Fred has also become a well-known clematis hybridizer. He took the best cultivars growing in his own gardens and crossed them with stock plants in the nursery’s greenhouse to develop large-flowering clematis that are healthy, hardy, vigorous and also fragrant. The result is thewonderful “Vancouver line” of clematis which are now readily available in Lower Mainland nurseries. Clearview has also recently opened a new seasonal garden shop where an extensive variety of vines are available for purchase. It is located at 264 Street and 56 Avenue and is open mid-March until June. Fred will extend a 10% discount to all club members shopping at the store.

Please note, Fred will be speaking at 7:00 pm instead of the usual 8:00 pm. The meeting time may go longer than usual since it is our last meeting before the Plant Sale. He will be donating three copies of Clearview’s excellent Concise Guide to Clematis and three one gallon clematis plants for the draw.

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