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January 2017

Spring Prelude at The Butchart Gardens

January 15 @ 9:00 am - March 31 @ 3:30 pm
The Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Ave.
Brentwood Bay, BC V8X 3X4 Canada
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  On January 6th each year, the Blue Poppy Restaurant closes to permit the creation of the Spring Prelude Indoor Garden. Immediately all tables and chairs are removed along with the service line with its beverage service, sandwich and dessert display, hot food serving area, cash registers and other ancillary equipment. Then the construction process begins and over the next week a garden is born. On January 15th the garden opens to visitors. See how it is put together in…

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March 2017

INSECTARIUM

March 1 @ 9:00 am - April 2 @ 5:00 pm
Victoria Butterfly Gardens, 1461 Benvenuto Avenue
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J5 Canada
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Insectarium at Victoria Butterfly Gardens

We are VERY EXCITED to announce a Brand New experience at the Victoria Butterfly Gardens! Join us for the Grand Opening of the INSECTARIUM, featuring impressive insects & invertebrates from around the world on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, 2nd, 2017. Mantises, Beetles, Scorpions, Stick Insects + more! We're also launching a newly renovated welcome area and gift shop featuring a brand new look and cool new gifts, toys and merchandise! The Grand Opening Weekend is an event for the whole…

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Grow Your Own Cut Flower Garden – Workshop at The Gardens at HCP

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, 505 Quayle Road
Victoria, BC V9E 2J7 Canada
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Grow your own cut flower garden - workshop

Learn the secrets of growing your own flowers for cutting and arranging with floral designer, Eiddwen Thomas. Eiddwen is the owner of Cartref Gardens, a commercial cut flower farm in North Saanich. Growing your own flowers can be a very rewarding and creative experience. You can select which flowers you want to grow according to your own style and taste. Having your own flower garden will ensure fresh quality for the very best of flowers for your home, special events…

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Amazing Places Launch Event at Milner Gardens

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Milner Gardens & Woodland, 2179 W Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1G1 Canada
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Milner Gardens - Amazing Places

Celebrate VIU's MilnerGardens designation as 1 of 10 Amazing Places MABR Official Community Launch Event for the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Amazing Places is: Thursday March 30, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Parksville Civic & Technology Centre, 100 Jensen Ave. E, Parksville, BC Hosted by the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region in collaboration with Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism. Amazing Places video:  https://youtu.be/7bF1R1WW7e8 Visit:  http://www.mabr.ca/amazingplaces/ The Amazing Places Project connects people with nature in Canada’s UNESCO biosphere reserves and educates residents and visitors about the ecological…

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April 2017

Bunny Trail at Milner Gardens

April 14 @ 10:00 am - April 17 @ 5:00 pm
Milner Gardens & Woodland, 2179 W Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1G1 Canada
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Bunny Trail at Milner Gardens and Woodland

Join this family fun Easter event in the Gardens! Children can pick up a Bunny Trail map at the Welcome Interpretive Centre with clues to spotting the bunnies & return the map to the Pool House Gift Shop to receive an Easter treat! Good Friday April 14 through Easter Monday April 17, 2017 Gardens open 10am-5pm with last entry 4:30pm Camellia Tea Room open 1-4pm for tea, homeade soup & scones. Admission: $8.25 Adult, $4.25 Youth Free admission: Child 12yrs…

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VanDusen Garden’s 9th Annual Great A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt

April 15 @ 10:00 am - April 16 @ 1:00 pm
VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street (at W. 37th)
Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1 Canada
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VanDusen Great Amazing Egg Hunt

Bring your kids to experience the 9th Annual Great A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt at VanDusen Botanical Garden on Saturday, April 15 or Sunday, April 16! Enjoy an outdoor egg hunt around the hedge maze, kids crafts and activities, and tasty treats from on-site food trucks. Please note that tickets are required for egg hunt participation and are only available online. This popular event sells out each year so make sure to buy tickets early. Choose between 3 sessions per day -…

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Hanging Basket Day at Minter Gardening

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Minter Gardening, 10015 Young Road
Chilliwack, BC V2P 4V4 Canada
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Hanging Basket Day at Minter Gardening

As with many home projects, sometimes best intentions don't always achieve the best results. When it comes to hanging baskets or containers, we can help! This year's Hanging Basket Day is April 29. Bring in your empty baskets and containers from last year, choose from a pre-set variety of filler options and we'll do the planting for you! Prices vary on size of containers and plant selection. Please note that baskets must be emptied prior to arrival, and no advance…

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June 2017

Garden Days 2017

June 9 - June 18
Garden Days 2017

Garden Days is a national effort organised by the Canadian Garden Council and celebrated in gardens and the gardening community across Canada, in June each year. The objective is to draw attention to our garden culture, history and innovations; and to underscore the importance of public and private gardens, the values of home gardening and the promotion of environmental stewardship. The Garden Days spokesperson for British Columbia is Brian Minter. New and exciting for Garden Days 2017,  is that starting in 2017, Garden Days…

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September 2017

2017 BC Communities in Bloom Awards & CanWest Hort Expo

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - November 28 @ 4:00 pm
Tradex, 1190 Cornell Street
Abbotsford, British Columbia V2T 6H5 Canada
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2017 BC Communities in Bloom Awards

The buzz is already building for 2017!  FREE parking guaranteed. BC Communities in Bloom Annual Awards event, each community receives an evaluation report that provides a benchmark of accomplishment and a bloom rating that is promoted as a symbol of excellence within the province, across Canada and to the rest of the world. All ‘in Bloom’ communities participating in the Provincial Edition or competing in the National Finals are winners for connecting and engaging their commUnity pride. CanWest 2017 marks…

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