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Learning opportunities at the Botanical Garden

Learning opportunities at the Botanical Garden

This month the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden offers three events – Tree Walk and Talk with Douglas Justice, Plan your Resilient Garden course, and Soup Making demonstration.  Learn about tree identification, gardening in a changing climate, and how to make a harvest soup.

Sunday, September 20, 1:30pm, Douglas Justice, a UBC botany professor and one of our Garden’s directors, will give a Tree Walk and Talk.  Enjoy the trees in the Botanical Garden, see how to identify them. Drop-in admission is by donation.

Planning your Resilient Garden in a Changing Climate is on three Tuesdays, September 22, 29, and October 6 from 7 – 9 p.m.  Sheila Watkins and Paddy Wales will guide your plan so your garden will better weather the drought and water restrictions. Pre-registration required.

Christine Chandler will give a soup-making workshop Thursday, September 24 at 5 p.m.  Learn to make delicious harvest soups. Participants will take home a container of soup. Register early.

To register for Your Resilient Garden or Soup Making, email, or phone 604-740-3969.

Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden is at 5941 Mason Road, Sechelt, and is open for summer hours Friday to Wednesday 11 am – 4 pm through October, by donation. Winter hours begin October 1. Members enjoy free visits plus many extra perks. Visit for more information.  Submitted

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