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.
Name Paul Buikema
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Phone (604) 802-9460
General Topics
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Water gardens, ponds
  • Trees, Arboretums, Arborists
  • Healthy soil, fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.
Specialty Plants
  • Pruning for Beginners and experienced, classroom or hands-on
  • Integrated Pest Management
Sample topics
  • Pruning for beginners and experienced, classroom or hands-on
  • Garden Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Garden Pests
  • Fertilizer - Organic and Non-Organic
  • Soils
  • Ponds
  • Lawns - Install - Maintain - European Chafer Beetle
  • Arborculture
  • Custom Presentations available
Speaker Profile

ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Horticulture Technician (Retail), Certified Tree Risk Assessor, B.C. Arborist Apprentice Sign Off Authority, 2015 BCLNA Garden Communicator of the year award winner.
Custom Presentations available

Speaker's Fee Negotiable