|UBC Botanical Garden is Canada’s oldest continuously operating university botanical garden. The original mission of the garden was research into the native flora of British Columbia. Over the past nine decades, our mission has broadened to include research, conservation, teaching and public display of temperate plants from around the world, particularly Asian, alpine and native plants. We’re also home to the Greenheart Canopy Walkway.Come visit us – we’re located at 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC. You can find more info at botanicalgarden.ubc.ca|
A Growing Affair
May 11, 2013 | 10am – 4pm
6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC
Spring is here and so is UBC Botanical Garden’s annual plant sale! A Growing Affair, the evolution of the Garden’s popular and long-running annual Perennial Plant Sale, as the name suggests, includes more than just plants for sale. Designed to inform and empower plant lovers of all ages and to engage the local community with a deeper appreciation for all things growing, the event combines informative displays and fun demonstrations for both new and experienced gardeners with an unparalleled selection of plants available for purchase. There are even activities for children to inspire the next generation of gardeners.
What sets this plant sale apart is the quality of both the plants and information offered. Featuring a wide selection of plants propagated by the Friends of UBC Botanical Garden, shoppers can be comfortable, knowing that all of the plants for sale are well suited to our wet, coastal climate. And if you aren’t sure what to grow or how to grow it, the UBC Botanical Garden Hortline staff and Master Gardeners will be on-hand to answer your plant questions and help you make selections that will thrive in your unique environment.
Plants available will include garden favourites as well as rare and unusual plants. The event will also feature plants from the Garden’s “From our Garden to your Garden” program.
The Shop in the Garden will also be well stocked with garden accessories, tools, supplies, soil, the widest selection of gardening books in the city and… more plants!
We will also be offering garden tours, every half hour between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Starting at the gatehouse, tours will be approximately an hour with a general introduction to the Garden. (Note: Space is limited; first come, first served.)
Don’t miss this mainstay Vancouver gardening event, there is a reason it’s been a must for local gardeners for over 20 years.
For those curious to learn more before buying, gardening experts will be on hand to answer your questions. Still need some extra help after the sale? Ask questions online on the UBC Botanical Garden Forums, and receive answers from the same volunteers who propagate and care for the plants!
List of plants
What’s available at the sale to help you research plants before coming to A Growing Affair.
Note: Availability is subject to change.
Parking / Public Transit
- Parking: Limited spots are available
- Public transit: Hop on Community Shuttle Bus #C20 from the main UBC Bus Loop Bay 14 and get off at West Mall and Stadium Road
- Bicycles welcome!
- Please leave pets at home.
- Cash, debit cards, Visa and MasterCard accepted.
- For more information, call the Garden Shop at 604-822-4529.
This event is brought to you by the Friends of UBC Botanical Garden. All funds generated from the plant sale support research and educational activities.
For more information on A Growing Affair, visit www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/growing-affair.