The World of Alliums

Alliums? Start with onions. Move on to garlic, leeks, scallions, chives, and so on. But don’t stop there: there are hundreds of ornamental alliums grown for their beautiful globular flower clusters and for their appeal to our all-important pollinators. In this seminar, we’ll take a look at the culinary and ornamental alliums, how to grow them successfully, and why you might want to (beyond adding them to your hamburger).

This is a FREE course that will take place virtually on Zoom. *Please register in advance by clicking on the REGISTER button.

*Prior to the event, you’ll receive the Zoom link that you’ll need to join the class in your email. Please make sure to include an email address in your registration so that you can be sent the ZOOM link and other important information.* NOTE: Registration confirmation is not automated, but will be sent manually prior to the event. As long as you have submitted the registration form, you will be added to the list to receive this email.

About the Instructor:

Cameron Smith has been VIMGA member for nine years and is a graduate of VIU’s Horticultural Technician program. His gardening efforts focus on food crops, west coast native plants, and ornamentals for pollinators and beauty. He has served as VIMGA’s treasurer and webmaster, and designed and implemented VIMGA’s website (

About VIMGA:

The Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association (VIMGA) is a chapter of the Master Gardeners Association, an international service society of specially trained volunteers who teach science-based sustainable gardening practices to home gardeners. VIMGA is one of the 5 chapters in the British Columbia Association and partnering with the Victoria chapter, specializes in the stewardship of Vancouver Island’s unique environment.

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