Annual Field Trip Each May

 

2018 DAY TRIP TO THE SUNSHINE COAST     

On May 31, 2018 we visited  the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden and two private gardens near Roberts Creek. 

The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden is a 40 acre former tree farm with a variety of natural habitats. It is a work in progress and the volunteers play an essential role. Our walking tour took us by a rhodo path, a dragonfly pond, gardens with native plants, a rainforest platform, a rainforest grove, their Events Lawn, ending at the Pavilion Gardens.

RUST FUNGUS 

Always an opportunity to learn something new.Although these pretty red dots attached to this leaf  are intriguing at first glance, our tour guide explained they they should not be there because they are a fungus!

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2 SPECTACULAR Private Gardens near Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast

The first is a quiet, peaceful, shaded garden with a ‘babbling brook’ running through it. Delightful!

We then walked through the woods and entered Spectacular Garden #2.

Leaving the shady pathway we entered a bright sunny orchard, the main feature being an impressive wall of espaliered trees, complemented by charming surprises throughout the garden around the house.

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2017– Bus trip to Langley to the private garden and nursery of Marjanne & Lambert Vrimoed, named Free Spirit Nursery. Several members came home with some interesting purchases!

2016– Bus trip to five private gardens of Bowen Island.

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2013 – Douglas Justice, Associate Director, leading a tour of the new Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre near the Alpine Garden at UBC Botanical Garden.