South Surrey 
         Garden Club

SSGC - May meeting

  • 23 May 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • St. Mark's Anglican Church, 12953-20 Ave., Surrey
SSGC - May meeting

Our May speaker is Leslie Cox, The Duchess of Dirt, Writer and President of Comox Valley Horticultural Society.

Topic - Evolution of My Garden.

Leslie and husband John are the owners of Growing Concern Cottage Garden and this is their story:

Once upon a time, the garden was mostly grass with a few beds of ornamentals, a number of raised beds for growing vegetables, and an herb garden. And then we both lost our jobs.

After much researching and soul-searching, we embarked on a new career path…growing vegetables to sell at the local farmers’ market. (We also needed to feed four teenagers.)

Thus, the garden in Black Creek began a transformation. Joining the Comox Valley Horticultural Society somewhere along the way led us into the exciting world of ornamental plants. A slight shift in our business plan and the garden grew even more.

Nowadays, the garden supports an intensely planted display of ornamental plants, a vegetable garden, and numerous seating areas from which to watch nature unfold.

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