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 John Brimacombe
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Phone (604) 263-9642
General Topics
  • Fruits, Fruit Trees
  • Garden Design, landscaping
  • Trees, Arboretums, Arborists
  • Special Interest Plants
Specialty Plants
  • Palms - Hardy
  • Exotics - Hardy
  • Succulents - Hardy
  • Citrus
  • Eucalyptus
Sample topics
  • Hardy Palms
  • Mediterranean Style Gardening
  • Subtropical look Gardening
Speaker Profile

This wide ranging Powerpoint presentation can be tailored to a variety of audience requirements. In general it deals with the practical use of hardy palms & other exotics (such as hardy succulents, citrus and eucalyptus) to create Mediterranean or subtropical style gardens outdoors in BC and the Pacific Northwest (USDA 7b - 9). If a specific emphasis is desired it should be discussed with the presenter beforehand.

Speaker's Fee Negotiable