Speaker Directory

The BC Council of Garden Clubs has compiled a list of speakers who are willing to speak to garden clubs and organizations on various garden related topics.

While this list is fairly comprehensive, it does not contain all the names of knowledgeable speakers in BC. If you would like to suggest a name for this list or if you wish to have your name added to this list, please email 1vicepresident@bcgardenclubs.com.

Please note the following:

  • The BC Council of Garden Clubs does not accept any responsibility for the quality or the content of any presentation by these individuals.
  • It is the responsibility of the gardening organization to negotiate the terms of the presentation with the speaker (including topic, travel and expenses, fees, etc.)
  • Fees listed are provided as guideline and are subject to change at the discretion of the speaker without notice to the Council.
  • Please click on a speaker name from the table below for more detail.
NameGeneral TopicsSpecialty Plants
Daniel Mosquin
  • Garden Photography
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Native plants
Darlene Tanaka
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Vegetables
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Preserving the Harvest
David Tracey
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Vegetables
  • Garden Design, landscaping
  • Trees, Arboretums, Arborists
  • Special Interest Plants
Dianne Gaines
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Bulbs - Spring - Summer
  • Lilies
  • Perennials
  • Small Fruit
  • Roses
Don Carter
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
Donna Balzer
  • Vegetables
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Garden Design, landscaping
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
  • Growing great food in small spaces. How to build soil, add cover and grow up for best effect.
Dr Carole Christopher
  • Vegetables
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Herbs, growing and using
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
  • Vegetable and herb gardening in small urban plots or in containers
Dr. Rob Higgins
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • European Fire Ants, Invasive Ants
Emma Holmes
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
  • Soil
  • Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba
Fred Wein Sr.
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Clematis
Geoff Woods
  • Garden Design, landscaping
Gordon Mackay
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Trees, Arboretums, Arborists
  • Special Interest Plants
Gwen Odermatt
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Water gardens, ponds
  • Garden Design, landscaping
  • Special Interest Plants
Harry Burton
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Salt Spring Apple Festival
Holt, Marilyn
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Vegetables
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Herbs, growing and using
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
  • Geraniums, Pelargoniums
NameGeneral TopicsSpecialty Plants