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
Pamela Dangelmaier
  • Special Interest Plants
Patricia Fleming
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Earthwise Society
Paul Buikema
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Water gardens, ponds
  • Trees, Arboretums, Arborists
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
  • Pruning for Beginners and experienced, classroom or hands-on
  • Integrated Pest Management
Peter Brolese
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Garden Design, landscaping
  • Trees, Arboretums, Arborists
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Bonsai
Radina Jevdevic
  • Vegetables
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Herbs, growing and using
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Orchids
Richard Beard
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Invasive Plants
Richard Hallman
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Fruit Trees
  • Pruning
  • Propagation - Fruit
Rolf Mathewes
  • Special Interest Plants
Ron Long
  • Garden Photography
Ryan Foster and Richard Walker
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Vegetables
  • Trees, Arboretums, Arborists
  • Herbs, growing and using
  • Food Forestry, aka Edible Forest Gardening
Satya Brown
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Garden Design, landscaping
  • Trees, Arboretums, Arborists
  • Special Interest Plants
Shelley Levis
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Edible Flowers
Steve Kovacs
  • Water gardens, ponds
  • Garden Design, landscaping
Susan Watson
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Water gardens, ponds
  • Garden Design, landscaping
Thomas Dean
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Special Interest Plants
  • Earthwise Society
NameGeneral TopicsSpecialty Plants