Flowers and plants of all kinds will be judged at the Mill Bay Garden Club’s flower and garden show. (submitted)

Mill Bay Garden Club show: be there or be garden deprived

This show has it all — great food, beautiful flowers, plants to purchase, garden vendors

By Fran Benton and Ajay Oppelaar

Even if your garden is no more that three pots at the front door, you will love your visit to the 72nd annual Mill Bay Garden Club’s annual flower and garden show.

This show has it all — great food, beautiful flowers, plants to purchase, garden vendors, and a huge silent auction. The garden show features a fierce competition in flower, fruit, and vegetable categories. Do you love your garden but are puzzled by its problems? Bring your garden problems to the master gardeners. Buy the newest and most attractive plants and flowers in the outside vendor area. As always there are plant bargains galore at the Mill Bay Garden Club’s huge plant stall.

This year the Community Flower and Garden show will be held on Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme for this year’s show is “Celebrate Gardening” and all design entries must follow the guidelines for this year’s theme. Seventy-five categories of flower, plant and edible classes round out the amazing show of color collected from gardens all over the Cowichan Valley. In years past almost 250 entries were registered! It’s a real giant of a show!

This show directly benefits local charities. It also supports a bursary fund established by the Mill Bay Garden Club to provide financial assistance to qualifying local students entering higher education in agricultural and horticultural studies.

The silent auction has over 100 items donated by artisans, sponsors, businesses, and club members. Last year’s donations ranged from a truckload of primo bark mulch to an artist-created birdbath.

The South Cowichan Healthcare Auxiliary bakes up a delectable Strawberry Tea. Bring your appetite!

If you are the competitive gardener then enter our show. Entries for the judged classes will be taken on Friday, May 24 from noon till 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is 50 cents per entry with no limit on the number of entries. Programs are available locally at Buckerfields, Thrifty Foods, Country Grocer, Dinter Nursery or download it from our website

Show Admission is $2 for adults.

Be there or be garden deprived.


Flowers and plants of all kinds will be judged at the Mill Bay Garden Club’s flower and garden show. (submitted)

Just Posted

Cowichan Green Community eyes funding for value added food processing

The folks at Cowichan Green Community are licking their chops after the… Continue reading

Cowichan lacrosse grads square off in Jr. B playoffs

Delta takes series after win in Duncan

Roller derby returns to Cowichan Exhibition’s Mellor Hall

Food trucks, beer garden, roller disco all on tap for July 27

Adult soccer tryouts for 2019-20 season coming in August

Six teams on track to represent Cowichan Valley

VIDEO: Compton and Cooper share first place in Duncan Has Talent while Heard takes third

A difficult decision was made easier by splitting the first and second place prize money between two

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Chinook retention begins on North Island, but amid new size limit

DFO calls measures ‘difficult but necessary’ following rockslide on Fraser River

Will you be celebrating national hotdog day with any of these crazy flavours?

The popularity of hotdogs spans generations, cultures

Former home of accused Penticton shooter vandalized

Ex-wife of man who is accused of murdering four people had her house vandalized

Injured humpback returns to waters near Comox a year later

Photographer spotted Ocular near Comox again and noticed the whale has been healing

Survivor of near-drowning in B.C. lake viewing life through new eyes

“If I died that day, the baby wouldn’t know his dad,” said 31-year-old Mariano Santander-Melo.

Most Read