The Victoria Lily Society became a registered non-profit society in 2008 when we hosted the North American Lily Society’s annual conference. We are a member of the North American Lily Society (NALS).
We welcome new members!
Print and fill in the annual Membership Form and mail it to the address on the form along with your cheque for $15.00 per household.
Effective September 2019, our meeting schedule changes from the second Wednesday of the month to the fourth Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held from March to November at the Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas Street (off McKenzie Avenue), unless otherwise noted below or on our News and Events page.
The meetings held at the Citadel include a social segment with refreshments from 7:00 to 7:30, a speaker (45 minutes to one hour), and a half hour business segment following the speaker. Usually 5 of our meetings have a guest speaker, a door prize and a raffle.
The May 2019 meeting is being held at the Victoria Horticultural Centre of the Pacific (HCP) and at 6 pm instead of the usual start time. See the News and Events page for more details.
The June 2019 meeting is being held in the garden of Carmen Varcoe. For the location and meeting information see the News and Events page.
The July meeting is normally our Show Awards pot luck picnic supper (the location and start time varies).
The August meeting is very often a field trip or garden visit (date and location vary).
The October meeting is our Rare Bulb and Plant Auction. The auction replaces our regular meeting and the date and location varies. The 2019 Auction is being held on Monday, October 28. Details will be posted on the News and Events page closer to the event date.
The November meeting is our annual potluck dinner and Annual General Meeting (AGM). The potluck starts at 6:30 and is followed by the AGM. There is no guest speaker.
The Victoria Lily Society (VLS) holds an annual “Summer Scentsations” Lily and Flower Show, Plant Sale and Tea in late June or early July.
This year’s show will be held on Saturday July 6, 2019 at the Cadboro Bay United Church. It is a judged show featuring lilies, flowers, foliage, and much more and is open to entries from outside the club. Our tea is an English-style tea with home-baked scones and goodies. See the News and Events page for details.
We also maintain a Lily Garden at the Horticultural Centre of The Pacific (HCP), managed with a roster of participating VLS volunteers.
Our year also includes scheduled field trips and visits to private and public gardens.
We maintain an inventory of potted lilies for our Plant Sale at the annual Summer Scentsations Show, Sale and Tea.
We conduct an annual Rare Bulb and Plant Auction in the fall. Hard to find and special items are donated from member’s gardens and from some of our suppliers.
The 2019 Rare Bulb and Plant Auction will be held on Monday, October 28. Details will be posted on the News and Events page closer to the event date.
Members are offered wholesale prices on lily bulbs when we do our annual bulb order.
A News Bulletin is emailed or otherwise sent out to all members nine times a year.