Plant Sale

Annual Plant Sale
General Public Information

NWHS Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, May 4, 2019
We are open from 10:00 am – 3:00pm

We will have a wonderful variety of shady and sunny perennials. Vegetable seedlings include tomatoes.

If you have come to our Boulevard Plant Sale in the last few years, please note that we have moved to a new location! This year you will find us at New Westminster Secondary School – under the Breezeway at the roundabout – 825 8th St. at Dublin St. New West across from the New West Bottle Depot.

Lots of parking off 8th St. or enter off of 10th Ave and come around to the front. New Westminster Secondary Athletic Department will also be onsite with their annual mushroom manure sale.

New Westminster Horticultural Society Plant Sale

Information for Members

PLANT SALE TIME IS UPON US

For the past few years NWHS has had a small(er) “Boulevard Plant Sale” in place of the traditionally massive endeavour of previous years. It’s a lot easier, of course, but still needs many hands on deck, both long before and on sale day. Now we are the Spring Plant Sale as we are moving to the school.

Planning has started in earnest. As with the BIG Plant Sale, the Spring Plant sale is our main fund-raiser of the year. We, the club members, are the active participants, and the beneficiaries of the effort. We reap what we sell - let’s do it!

Plant-up Now::

With this amazing weather, it’s easy to get out in the garden. While cleaning up, plant-up as well. Plant divisions should be potted up at least 3 weeks before the sale to get roots established and top-growth presentable. If you haven’t started seeds, now is a good time. Don’t delay. Hopefully the weather will enable them to be hardened off outdoors before sale day. Incidentally, tomatoes are the most popular items on the tables, so more is better.

Labels::

We have blank tags available. Please write as much information as you know and can fit on the tag. Sun exposure, size (height & spread), flower/fruit/foliage colour. Audrey has a catalogue of information for plants sold at the big sale. If you contact her, she can email you the info (including botanical name) of your plants. This is really easy for her to do—she might even be able to ID your plant, upon a bit of discussion. All plants must be tagged prior to arrival at the sale.

Boxes: Yes, we will need boxes. Please deliver them Saturday morning. Publicity: We don’t plan on doing the massive blitz that we did with the super sales but small posters are available to distribute to friends and neighbours who are gardeners.

Plant Delivery:

Your potted and labelled plants must be delivered to the sale site (New Westminster Secondary School roundabout on 8th Ave & 8th St.) between 5 and 7:30pm on Friday, May 3rd to enable sorting. If you can’t deliver Friday evening, plants can be dropped off Saturday morning before 9:30 AM. Your plants must be labeled and priced!

Sale Day Opportunities:

Sign-up to reserve your place to join the Sale Day Fun. We will be selling NWHS as well as selling plants. Shifts are 2 to 2.5 hours long. Sign-up to help with morning set-up, selling or afternoon take-down—or to stay all day. Sharon Seki and Lorna Cloutier are sale-day overseers. They will gladly answer any questions.

Contact Sharon Seki@sharon@newwesthortsociety.org to Volunteer

Arriving for your Shift Sale Day: Please check in with your section lead. They will advise you as to what your tasks will be

See you at the sale - May 4

Plant Sale Poster

Do you want to print this poster to distribute?
Click the link below for the poster

Plant Sale Poster Single New Westminster Horticultural Society Plant Sale

Other Local Plant Sales

Listed below are just a few of the local plant sales. Please check our online calendar for more plant sales and gardening events.

April 18, 2015 9 am to 3 pm
Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
Free Admission

http://www.bcfuchsiasociety.com/

April 16, 2016 9 am to noon
Cedar Room of the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1

Sunday, April 26, 2015 10 am to 4 pm
VanDusen Botanical Gardens
5251 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC

More than 20,000 plants for sale, one day only – on the Great Lawn. Admission to the Garden is free for this one day.
http://vandusengarden.org/visit/whats-happening/featured-events

A Growing Affair Plant Sale

May 7, 2016 10 am to 4 pm

6804 SW Marine Drive

Vancouver, BC
http://botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/news-events/calendar/a-growing-affair-plant-sale/

May 7, 2016 10 am to 1 pm
St. Clement's Anglican Church
3400 Institute Road
North Vancouver, BC
Cash only.
http://lynnvalleygardenclub.org/plant-sale/

From Our Garden Plant Sale Table

The From Our Gardens Plant Sale table continues. I encourage members to donate to the table.

As of April 2013 we have added a new feature at our meetings.
This month marks the official debut of the “From Our Gardens” Sale Table.
“Mutual sharing of things horticultural” is fundamental to the existence of NWHS. There is no better way to support that basic club mission than for all of us to pot-up desirable plants from our gardens and bring them to sell to other members at the meetings.
At the same time, you will be helping to eliminate some of the budget deficit that resulted from the demise of our huge annual plant sale.
Someone asked: “What about good garden tools?” Gently used garden tools would be a great addition to the sale table.
Simple guidelines:

  • Pot-up desirable healthy plants from your garden.
  • Label each pot—a simple label will do.
  • Bring the plants (or tools) to Centennial Lodge early, before the start of the meeting. Deliver them to the person in charge of the sale table.
  • We will price the plants.
  • When you shop, be generous. Our prices are the suggested minimum.
  • There will be a clip-board for you to list any plants you plan to donate at future meetings. To enhance organization of the sale table, please utilize it.

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

7:30 pm Meeting begins - Club business
7:45 pm Tea/Refreshments
8:00 pm Draw
8:15 pm GUEST SPEAKER
9:30 pm Meeting ends

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EVENTS

Our other events include the spring plant sale, the parlour show, a summer garden tour and picnic, bring-and-share, silent auction and year-end dinner.

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Monthly To Do List

It's March! Time to start planting, pruning and fertilizing. You will find a monthly list of gardening tips and "to dos" appropriate for every time of the year.

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Meetings

No meeting in January; Members-only Silent Auction in October, Christmas Party in December. Regular meetings with a Speaker all other months.

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"If you are interested in gardening and horticulture, this is the club for you!"