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Botanical Garden closing in on master plan

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Excitement builds at Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden as the 15-year Master Plan nears completion. On Jan. 10 Garden members saw the layout plan showing this vital roadmap for the next years.  Eileen Finn and Leila Zeppelin of landscape architecture firm Lees + Associates presented the plan, including examples of signage, wayfinding, new pathways and plantings, ... Read More »

‘Gibsons Fall Fair’


Browsers and shoppers by the dozens flocked to the Pratt Rd. location of Quality Garden and Pet for the annual Gibsons Fall Fair Oct. 9. On offer was everything from shrubs to strawberry jams. Rik Jespersen photo Read More »

Harvest Fest at the Botanical Garden


The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden welcomed more than 500 visitors Sept. 4 for its annual Harvest Festival, featuring live music, food, demonstration tents by the Spinners and Weavers Guild, Astronomy Club, One Straw Society, Beekeepers Association, Woodcrafters Guild, and lots of growing things everywhere, and in the abundant vegetable garden, left. Rik Jespersen photo Read More »

Late summer fun at ‘The Bot’

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For a blast of late summer fun, come to Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 4, 11am-4 pm, 5941 Mason Road, West Sechelt.  You’ll enjoy vegetable harvesting, sales of organic garlic, home baking, preserves, honey and plants, plus live music by Brothers in Farms. There will be oodles of family activities – ... Read More »

Medicine gardens tour

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Join One Straw for the Field to Feast Celebration honouring local foods, medicines and farmers on the Sunshine Coast Sunday Aug. 7. We will meet at Halfmoon Herbals, 8048 Redroofs Rd., Halfmoon Bay, 3-7pm. We will tour the food and medicine gardens, learn about herbal medicine and its many benefits, enjoy farm fresh appetizers and ... Read More »

Edible Garden Tour


One Straw Society is excited to announce the 7th annual Edible Garden Tour. On Saturday July 30 please join us for guided tours of small local farms and gardens focused in Sechelt and Halfmoon Bay. On Sunday July 31, there will be self guided tours and activities in Roberts Creek. Expect to see awesome growing ... Read More »

Home & Garden Expo drew them in on a rainy Saturday

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A man with an umbrella and an armful or brochures works his way through the Home & Garden Expo at the Gibsons and Area Community Centre June 18. The rainy weather provided added incentive for thousands of people to attend. More than 70 exhibitors staffed booths to provide products and information on everything from hats ... Read More »

Poppies a-poppin’

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A field of poppies in Selma Park. These are in the backyard of artist Anita Lindblom, who operates the Bluedot Art Studio.  Donna McMahon photo Read More »

June 18 home show packed with prizes

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Organizers of the 2016 Home and Garden Expo have outdone themselves lining up prizes for their June 18 event at the Gibsons Recreation Centre.  The annual show, now in its seventh year, is the largest indoor event on the Sunshine Coast, drawing almost 4,000 people in 2015. This year’s attendees will be entered to win ... Read More »

Plants sales on the Coast over the next two weeks


Gibsons April 30 The Gibsons Garden Club is very pleased to invite you to attend this year’s not-to-be-missed Spring Plant and Bake Sale, Saturday, April 30, 10am-1p.m. No early birds please. The sale, in the Gibsons Community Centre lower parking lot, will  include a huge selection of annual and perennial ornamentals, shrubs, berry bushes, vegetables, ... Read More »

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