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
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
Howard Wills
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Garden Photography
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Sempervivums
  • Phormiums
  • Alpines
IainTaylor
  • Special Interest Plants
Jane Squier
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Vegetables
  • growing sub-tropicals (avocado, citrus, passionfruit...) for fruit production maintaining health at low temperatures. Also a commercial hydroponic lettuce and basil grower for 35 years
Jason Croutch
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Vegetables
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Roses
  • Perennials
  • Tomatoes
  • Squash
Jean Hausermann
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Fuchsias - Hardy
  • Geraniums and Pelargoniums
Jennifer Lipka
  • Vegetables
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
Jennifer Zuk
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Dahlias
Joe Ronsley
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Woodland
John Brimacombe
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Garden Design, landscaping
  • Trees, Arboretums, Arborists
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Palms - Hardy
  • Exotics - Hardy
  • Succulents - Hardy
  • Citrus
  • Eucalyptus
John McIntosh
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
Jordan Maynard
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Vegetables
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Herbs, growing and using
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Outdoor and Farming education program
Joshua Yu
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Butterflies
Judie Davis Glick
  • Floral Arts, Floral Design, Flower Arrangements
  • Ikebana
NameGeneral TopicsSpecialty Plants