Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 03:00

Sat, May 11, 2013 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM UBC Point Grey Campus. Free admission. 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 and carefully selected commercial growers, 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 heritage strawberries and tomatoes, blueberries, fruit trees, small shrubs, native plants, grasses, popular perennials, as well as limited quantities of 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!

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.