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.
NameBarrie Agar
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General Topics
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Special Interest Plants
Specialty Plants
  • Fruit Growing,
Sample topics
  • Travel- Gardens of Ireland, Gardens of Japan, Historical Royal Roads Gardens Gardening for your site, Heritage Apples
Speaker Profile

Barrie trained in Ireland and has worked in various specialty nurseries both in Canada and Ireland. For the past twenty years the past 17 years she was the head gardener at Hatley Park Gardens at Royal Roads University. Now retired, she is an active member of the Cowichan Rhododendron Society, BC Fruit Testers and the North American Japanese Garden Association.

Speaker's Fee$100 - $250