Western Winter Study Weekend 2006

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Fri, 09 Jul 2004 11:17:55 PDT
The 2006 Western Winter Study Weekend will be held in Victoria, 
British Columbia, the first weekend in March.  We are currently in 
the process of inviting overseas speakers, and have none confirmed 
yet.  Talks will begin Friday evening and end Sunday at noon.  Garden 
visits will probably be before, between and after the lectures. 
Registration for the lectures is approximately a hundred dollars, and 
additional costs for hotel and meals will vary,depending upon the 
level of luxury one desires.

There will be no secret about getting the information.  As soon as we 
have speakers confirmed, I will develop a website and publicize the 
url on various garden lists, like this one.

Snowdrop collectors in the Victoria area are looking forward to a 
visit by Mark, since he mentioned he was starting to save up for a 
visit. We won't be having a snowdrop talk this time, as we had one in 
2001, by John Grimshaw, one of the authors of the snowdrop book, but 
we can have informal discussions and visits to areas where snowdrops 
have proliferated for the past century.

Sometimes overseas visitors are able to spend enough time here to 
visit wildflower areas with local botanists, and to travel to 
different areas of SW Canada and NW U.S.A. Everyone is delighted to 
meet visitors and show off local flowers.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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