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 .

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
Lucretia Schanfarber
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Vegetables
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Herbs, growing and using
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
  • Superfood Edible Landscapes featuring berries, figs, herbs, healing plants
Lynda Mallinson
  • Floral Arts, Floral Design, Flower Arrangements
  • Cut Flowers
Malonie Hewstan
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Hydrangeas
  • Dogwoods
Margaret Nakahara
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Vegetables
  • Water gardens, ponds
  • Floral Arts, Floral Design, Flower Arrangements
  • Herbs, growing and using
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Orchids
Margot Moser
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Trees, Arboretums, Arborists
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Hydrangeas
Maria Valana
  • Vegetables
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
Marilyn Holt
  • 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 and Pelargoniums
Matthew Young
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
Michelle Nakano
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Water gardens, ponds
  • Garden Design, landscaping
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
Mike Lascelle
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Garden Design, landscaping
  • Special Interest Plants
  • fruits and edible ornamental plants
Nancy Moore
  • Garden Design, landscaping
Nora Von Gerichten
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Hydroponics
Pam Erikson
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Daylilies
  • Hostas
  • Lilies
Pamela Dangelmaier
  • Special Interest Plants
Patricia Fleming
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Earthwise Society
NameGeneral TopicsSpecialty Plants