meetings are held between March through
November. These meetings usually
feature a guest speaker on appropriate topics.
The meetings also feature a free door
raffle, plant sale table of contributions from
member's gardens, a raffle of companion
plants, and a parlor show where members can
display seasonal flowers. The proceeds from
some of these activities contribute to the hall
rent. The meeting is followed by a social hour
where tea and sweets are served.
The society has
a growing collection of important books on lily
culture by Jan de Graaf, Edward McRae, Patrick
Syinge, Michael Jefferson-Brown, Stephen Haw and
It also has a
complete bound collection of the North American
Lily Society's Quarterly Bulletins. Members
are encourage to make use of these resources. For
more information on some of these books visit the
In early July
the society holds an annual show. Members
are encouraged to show their lilies in a formal
setting for public viewing.
At the peak of
lily blooming season the members tour gardens
which feature lilies.
At other times
members participate in field trips to gardens or
events beyond the normal confines of the local
area. Here the group is visiting the
U.B.C. Botanical and Japanese Gardens
society maintains a small lily display garden at
the Horticulture Center of The Pacific in
Victoria, BC. One may find examples of
Asiatic, Trumpet and Oriental lilies in this
Once a year the
meeting features a pot luck supper where
everybody is invited to participate and attend.
a year an annual lily bulb sale is conducted.
Members are invited to order bulbs from a
selected list or catalog. The bulbs are
purchased in bulk and packaged according to
the orders. The bulbs are picked up
at the next meeting. The members receive a
discount on their purchases. Sale of
surplus bulbs to the community at the annual show
contribute to the finances of the society.