Educational Events, Sales Events, Harvest Festivals in Western Canada in 2020

Feb 22, 2020

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free except for parking.

Winter Pruning in Victoria, B.C.

Saturday, February 22, 2020. Members of BCFTA will demonstrate winter pruning of apple trees at Royal Roads, Victoria 10 am to noon.  No charge. Non BCFTA members welcomed.

Bring coins ($1) for parking!

Feb 29, 2020

10 am to 4 pm

Admission by donation

Seedy Saturday at VanDusen Botanical Garden

In the Floral Hall at 5151 Oak Street (at 37th Avenue), Vancouver.

Fruit Trees, Berries, and Shrubs will be out-of-doors on the south and west side  of the Floral Hall


Seed Vendors will be inside the Floral Hall. 

Speakers: Brian Campbell, B C Invasive Council, Bartlett Tree Service plus another one.

10.30 am 

12.00 noon 

1.30 pm 

3.00 pm

Catering: Mekdes Gete Catering Ethiopian food and treats. 

Vendors: 2020 vendors tba.  Following are the 2019 vendors.


  • Alpine Garden Club of B.C.

  • Barefoot Books

  • B C EcoSeed Co-op BC grown quality seed

  • Buds 'n Petals Lisa Blair, Langley.

  • City Farmer 2150 Maple Street, Vancouver

  • Derry's Orchard & Nursery, Aldergrove. Apple tree whips, crab-apple whips,

  • cider apple whips, and the following Berries: Blueberries (Duke, Reka, Sweetheart, Hardy Blue), Gooseberries (Little Ben and Welcome), Black Currants (Ben Nevis and Consort), blackberries (Black Satin), grapes (Himrod, Suffolk Red, and Concord), Evergreen Huckleberry (Thunderbird), strawberries (Albion, Gigantella, Cherryberry)

  • Edible Oasis.  Native Plants and Edibles  

  • Farm Folk/City Folk

  • Invasive Species Council of B.C. - latest info on the Japanese Beetle. 

  • Kelpman

  • Keremeos Heritage Grist Mill


  • Salt Spring Seeds - new seed varieties

  • Seeds of Diversity

  • Speedibin Composter- backyard composting, products and education

  • Urban Fruitery Laurelle Oldford-Down. Garden Design with a good selection of fruits and berries.

  • Vancouver Master Gardeners - vancouver.

  • VanDusen Botanical Garden

  • West Coast Seeds Certified Organic cover crops

Feb 22, 2020

9.30 am to 3.30 pm 

Cost $59.99 plus GST plus $5 for Darts Hill 

 Pruning the Right Way

One session.

Everything you need to know about pruning. Learn the basic principles,  selection and care of tools, references, and the pruning of specific plants.  The morning session is in the classroom at Credo Christian High School, 21846 52 Avenue, Langley. The afternoon session is a field trip to Dart's Hill Garden on 16th Avenue and 170th Street in Surrey where you will see and learn, first hand, the practical techniques for pruning.

Your instructor, Mary Dunn, is one of the most experienced and respected                                                                       gardening experts in B.C.

Mar 14, 2020

12 noon to 4 pm    


Richmond Seedy Saturday sponsored by the Richmond Food Security Society

It will take place at the Britannia Shipyards, Steveston, B.C.

For more information, contact

This event is a very important event to educate the community on food  security issues around the province. There will be a mix of seed, gardening and community group vendors as well as food, drink and music.   

Vendors tba

Speaker: tba


Vendors: 2020 tba.


The following groups were at Richmond Seedy Saturday 2019.

  • BC Eco Seed Co-op (table and Presentation)

  • Derry's Orchard and Nursery

  • Edible Oasis                                                       

  • Farm Folk/City Folk/BC Seed Trials

  • Invasive Species Council

  • KelpMan

  • KPU Farm and Market

  • Richmond Seed Library

  • Richmond Garden Club

  • Richmond Public Library  

  • Salt Spring Seeds

  • Sharing Farm

  • Steveston Stock and Seed Farm                                         

  • The Local Farm

  • Thompson Community Centre

  • Urban Fruitery                                                              

  • Vancouver Master Gardeners

  • WildResearch

Mar 21, 2020

9.30 am to 12.30 noon    

For BCFTA members only, but Membership is available at the door.           

B C Fruit Testers.  Spring Plant Sale and Annual General Meeting.

Saanich Exhibition Grounds, 1528 Stelly's Cross Road, Saanich,  Vancouver Island.                                                       

Pre-ordered bareroot rootstocks and plants available for pick-up. 

Cash table will have berry plants, vines, limited amount of root stocks, blueberries, currants, figs, goji, honeyberry plants, bareroot strawberries, raspberries and asparagus, grafting knives, grafting tape, paint pens, labels, and more.                                                                                                                                        

Scionwood, both heritage and from the Summerland Varieties Corp will be  available for purchase.           


For transportation from Swartz Bay to the Exhibition Grounds, contact Derry Walsh ('contact us' at the end of this website before March 7)                                                        

for more information:

Mar 29, 2020

$50 if paid before March 25, or $60 if after March 25 and at the door

Spring Affair - Vancouver Master Gardeners

Michael J Fox Theatre, 7373 Macpherson Avenue, Burnaby

This is an annual event sponsored by the Vancouver Master Gardeners. The Public are welcome.

Check out our inspiring and educational line up of speakers: tba


Apr 04, 2020

12 noon to 3 pm

Free Admission  

 Seedy Saturday at Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey, B.C.


  • Buds 'n Petals

  • Derry's Orchard and Nursery                                                          

  • Urban Fruitery

  • Other Vendors to be announced  when known

Apr 18, 2020

11 am to 3 pm 

Free admission

DBG Fruit Growers Group Scionwood Exchange, Edmonton, Alberta.

At L Y Cairns School, 10510 45th Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta. 11 am to 3 pm in the school cafeteria.

for more information see

Apr 26, 2020

10 am to 4 pm  

Free admission

VanDusen Botanical Garden Annual Plant Sale

5251 Oak Street (at 37th Avenue) Vancouver.  

Perennials, Natives, Rhododendrons, fruit trees and berry plants, vines, fuchsias, begonias, potluck.

May 09, 2020

10 am to noon  

Free admission  

South Surrey Garden Club Plant Sale

St Mark's Anglican Church, 12952 - 20th  Avenue, South Surrey.     

Perennials, trees, shrubs, fruit trees, berry plants, vegetable plants, pond plants, garden ornaments, used tools.

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