Treasured Bulb Sale

September 14, 2013
Free admission

Building on the success of our popular spring plant sale A Growing Affair and our bulb sales, the UBC Botanical Garden's Friends of the Garden group is pleased to announce our 3rd annual Treasured Bulb Sale.

The Treasured Bulb Sale will offer a wide range of bulbs for sale, from garden favourites to specialty bulbs, as well as an expanded selection of garlic. Beginners as well as collectors will find quite a few gems. Some sources for bulbs include: private gardens, the Lohbrunner Alpine Garden at UBC Botanical Garden, and some specialty growers. The Shop in the Garden will also open with lots of accessories and tools for bulb planting, as well as your favourite commercial collections.

Garlic for sale is grown at UBC Botanical Garden and Jon Bell, a specialty grower on the Sunshine Coast. Both hard-necked and soft-necked varieties will be available.

To make this a fun event, and to play up the event's theme that bulbs are "buried treasure" we are offering free entry to the Botanical Garden for those that arrive in costume. (Entry to the sale area is free; regular admission to the garden applies for guests not in costume)

Garden tours are offered throughout the day with garden admission; tours on the Greenheart Canopy Walkway will also be offered at a special discount on the event day for those that would like to "walk the plank."

The event will also feature a Children’s Tent with face painting and nodding onion bulbs (Allium cernuum) for little buccaneers to select a bulb and pot up.

Experts will be on-hand to offer gardening advice. Tea and Goodies are also available. 

Parking and Bicycles: Ample parking and bike racks are available.

This event is organized by Friends of the UBC Botanical Garden. All proceeds will support UBC Botanical Garden.

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