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.
NameHoward Wills
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General Topics
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Garden Photography
  • Special Interest Plants
Specialty Plants
  • Sempervivums
  • Phormiums
  • Alpines
Sample topics
  • Sempervivums and related plants
  • The Beauty of Leaves
  • Great British Gardens
  • California National Parks
  • Nature Reserves of Costa Rica
Speaker Profile

I live in the UK but often spend my holidays in Vancouver. During these visits I enjoy meeting other garden enthusiasts and giving talks to gardening clubs and societies about my interests and experiences.
I am a life-long gardening enthusiast with many years of experience of growing a wide range of plants. In the UK I hold Plant Heritage National Collections(R) of Sempervivum and Jovibarba species and cultivars (Alpine Houseleeks) and previously, National Collections(R) of Phormium (New Zealand Flax) and Rosularia species. I run a small nursery specialising in Sempervivums and related plants.
I have exhibited these plants at all the major Royal Horticultural Society Flower Shows and the exhibits have been awarded RHS Gold Medals at Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace, Gardener’s World Live, Tatton Park, Malvern and RHS Wisley Flower Shows.
I also enjoy sharing my experiences of travelling to other countries to see the plants, and visiting places of special scenic interest.

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