About Us

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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 regional member of the North American Lily Society (NALS).

We welcome new members!

For new or returning members, click on the VLS Membership Form.  Please print and fill in the form then mail it to the address on the bottom of the form along with your cheque for $20.00 per household.  Alternatively, you can fill out the form and pay in person at one of our meetings.

 

MEETINGS

 

Our regular meetings are held in the “Café Room” of the the Lambrick Park Church at 1780 Feltham Road, Victoria B.C.  (between Shelbourne Street and Gordon Head Road).  View on Google Maps

Please be aware there is no masking requirement at this time but this is subject to change and it may occur on short notice.

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month from March to November unless otherwise noted in the section below, or on our News and Events page.   For those members unable to attend in person, the option to  participate virtually via Zoom is available for most meetings.

Our in person meetings 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.

In June, we meet at an off-site location to discuss details and preparation for our July Summer Show Sale and Tea.  Please refer to the News and Events page for details closer to that date.   

In July we have an off-site gathering for our post Summer Show Awards pot luck picnic supper.  The location and the start time varies.

In August, we don’t have a regular meeting.   In lieu we sometimes arrange a field trip or garden visit.  The date, time, and location varies.  

The October regular meeting is replaced with our annual Rare Bulb and Plant Auction.  Complimentary beverages and snacks are provided.  The  time and location may vary.   Please refer to the News and Events page for details closer to this time.

The November meeting is our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and it also marks our last meeting of the year.   Please refer to the News and Events page for details.   

 

 

 

The Victoria Lily Society (VLS) holds an annual “Summer Scentsations” Lily and Flower Show, Plant Sale and Tea.  The date for our 2024 show is Saturday July 6.  It is a judged show featuring lilies, flowers, foliage, and so much more.  The show is open to entries from outside the club.  Our fancy Tea includes home-baked scones and goodies.  Coffee is also available.   For details refer to the News and Events page.

We also maintain a Lily Garden at the Horticultural Centre of The Pacific (HCP).  It is managed by a roster of 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. 

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.

 

 CONTACT US

Need more information about our Club?  Please contact Colin Tamboline at joycecolin@shaw.ca