Celebrating 70 Years with the Mill Bay Garden Club


Mill Bay Garden Club is hosting the 70th Community Flower & Garden Show on Saturday, May 27th 9am to 2pm at Cobble Hill Community Hall, 3550 Watson Avenue, Cobble Hill.

While the ever expanding and active Mill Bay Garden Club has many events, features, guest speakers and programs throughout the year, the annual Flower Show has been the peak point of skills learned and practiced. The “Strawberry Tea”, prepared and served by the South Cowichan Healthcare Auxiliary, is a favourite. The most popular aspect, besides the competition itself which features over 80 competition classes open to the public, are the gardening workshops.


This year, Margaret Walker is giving a workshop on Hardy Ferns at 9:30am and the Victoria Compost Education Centre is conducting a “Composting Basics” workshop beginning at 10:30am.

Silent Auction, Master Gardeners and More

Don’t miss the Silent Auction in the hall which showcases a variety of garden related and handmade items, bids accepted until 1:00pm. Also, be sure to visit the Master Gardeners, who will answer gardening questions and address any problems you may be having with your garden. Plant and garden vendors will be showcasing their wares outside on the grounds of Cobble Hill Hall.

If you wish to enter the actual competition, be sure to 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 Nursery or download from their website,   www.millbaygardenclub.com or email millbaygardenshow@gmail.com. Contact Janet Abbott at 250-743-9875 for more information.

Admission $2, children are free.

Exhibits accepted Friday, May 26th noon-6:30pm.