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.
NameMike Lascelle
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Phone(604) 463-2419
General Topics
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Container Gardening, Small Space Gardening
  • Garden Design, landscaping
  • Special Interest Plants
Specialty Plants
  • fruits and edible ornamental plants
Sample topics
  • 'The Rare Fruit Revolution' 'Foraging the Urban Garden'
Speaker Profile

Author of two books ('A Grower's Choice''A Place in the Rain - Designing the West Coast Garden') with a new book, 'Extraordinary Ornamental Edibles - 100 Perennials, Trees, Shrubs and Vines for Canadian Gardens' by Douglas & McIntyre due out in spring 2018. Garden Columnist for Maple Ridge News and numerous garden articles in Canadian Gardening, GardenWise and Gardens West. ISA Certified Arborist, Ontario Diploma of Horticulture in Urban Forestry, BC Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist. 35 years horticultural experience including landscape foreman, garden designer, estate gardener and current position, nursery manager at Amsterdam Garden Centre, Pitt Meadows.

Speaker's Fee$100 - $250