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 2023 VLS Membership Form and mail it to the address on the form along with your cheque for $15.00 per household.
As of November 2021, our new meeting location is in the “Café Room” of the the Lambrick Park Church at 1780 Feltham Road (between Shelbourne Street and Gordon Head Road).
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 and a plant raffle.
In June, we meet at an off-site location to discuss details and preparation for our July Summer Show Sale and Tea. Refer to the News and Events page for details.
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 potluck dinner. The potluck starts at 7:00 and is followed by the AGM. There is no guest speaker. This also marks our last meeting of the year.
The Victoria Lily Society (VLS) holds an annual “Summer Scentsations” Lily and Flower Show, Plant Sale and Tea. This year our show is on Saturday July 8, 2023 and it will be held at the Lambrick Park Church at 1780 Feltham Road, Victoria BC. View on Google Maps
It is a judged show featuring lilies, flowers, foliage, and so much more. The show is open to entries from outside the club. Our 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 with 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.
Need more information about our Club? Please contact Colin Tamboline at firstname.lastname@example.org