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.
NameChris Jennings
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Phone(604) 838-9504
General Topics
  • Special Interest Plants
Specialty Plants
  • Plants that will grow well in partial or full shade
Sample topics
  • General shade gardening; specific presentations on some families of shade plants, like Arisaemas, Asarums, ferns, heucheras, and many others.
Speaker Profile

I founded the Vancouver Shade Garden Society in 2003 and have been its President for most of the time since then. Our Society has focussed on learning all about shade-loving plants and how to grow them well. On our journey, we have learned to an enormous amount of interesting information, and I am always happy to pass on our knowledge of shade gardening to other interested clubs, by way of slide presentations and handouts. I can give broad general presentations on shade gardening, while highlighting many common and unusual shade plants, as well as give detailed presentations on specific families of shade plants.

Speaker's Fee$100 - $250