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Minter Gardening – BC Garden Days Contest

By UBC Botanical Garden |

BC Garden Days Contest

Enter Minter Gardening’s BC Garden Days Contest for a chance to win a $250 Gift Card!

Transitioning your garden to be more drought tolerant? Maybe you’d like to grow more food for your family? Perhaps your goal is to master citrus? Whatever your goal may be, comment on this post with an answer to: ‘What is your garden goal this year?’ and you’ll be entered to win a $250 gift card to the store! Deadline for entries is 4pm June 23, 2019 (PST). Full contest details are below… good luck!

HOW TO ENTER
There are three ways to enter for the grand prize of a $250 Gift Card to Minter Country Garden: IN-STORE: Fill in a ballot answering ‘What is your garden goal this year?’ FACEBOOK: Comment on the contest image on our ‘Minter Gardening’ Facebook page answering ‘What is your garden goal this year?’ INSTAGRAM: Comment on the contest image @MinterGardening answering ‘What is your garden goal this year?’

THE PRIZE
There is one grand prize of a $250 Gift Card to Minter Country Garden

THE RULES
No purchase necessary. Contest is open to BC residents aged 18 or older only. Winners must claim their prize in-store and show valid photo ID, including address. One winner will be selected at random from all entries submitted. Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries received. Deadline for entries is 4pm PST June 23, 2019. The winner will be announced on our social media channels on June 23, 2019 by 6pm PST. One entry per person, per platform please. If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram and visit us in-store, you can enter three times total. Only one comment/share/tag/ballot per person, please. Minter Country Garden team members are not eligible to win.

See and get the details on all Garden Days BC events throughout British Columbia.

Garden Days BC 2019 – Celebrate Gardens Across BC

By UBC Botanical Garden |

Garden Days British Columbia June 15 to 23, 2019 banner

Join in Canada’s and British Columbia’s Celebration of Gardens this June!

Garden Days British Columbia, recognizing Canada’s National Garden Day, to be celebrated on June 15th, will mark the launch of Garden Days B.C. 2019 across BC — Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Garden Days is Canada’s coast to coast to coast, nine-day celebration of our National Garden Day which is held annually on the Friday before Father’s Day. This nine-day program of activities and events is for gardening enthusiasts, families, schools and tourists alike. Garden Days is an opportunity for Canadians to enjoy their own garden, visit or take part in their favourite garden experience, get inspired at their local garden centre or travel to a nearby destination to enjoy their favourite garden.

Send us your Garden Days B.C. Event using this form:

    Don’t forget:

    Did you know, Brian Minter thinks Garden Days should be celebrated all year long?

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    Garden Days British Columbia 2019 Events

    Gardens British Columbia Member Events

    1. The Butchart GardensGnome Hunt, June 14-16, 2019
    2. The Butchart Gardens – Greenhouse Tours,  June 15, 2019
    3. Milner Gardens & WoodlandFather’s Day, June 15-16, 2019
    4. Milner Gardens & Woodland – Fairy Houses, June 20-23, 2019
    5. Minter GardeningBC Garden Days Contest, June 18-23, 2019

    Other Garden Days British Columbia Events throughout the province

    c. Heritage Vancouver – Garden Tour 2019, June 22-23, 2019
    d. Earthwise Society of BCVisit The Garden, June 15-23, 2019
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    Garden Days 2019, a program of the Canadian Garden Council / Conseil canadien du jardin, is supported by a vibrant social media and public relations campaign. The program’s objective is to draw attention to our cultural garden landscape, history and innovations and to underscore the importance of public and private gardens, the values of home gardening and the promotion of environmental stewardship. Garden Days is a joyful, country-wide celebration of the role of gardens in our communities and in our lives – we invite you to be part of this exciting national event.

    Tulip Photo Contest

    By UBC Botanical Garden | Garden News

    Tulip Photo Contest - BC Tulip Trail

    Enter our Spring 2019 Photo Contest

    Tulip Photo Contest Alert:  Gardens are meant to be experienced, walked through, studied, revelled in, and shared; tulips even more so. To help spread the tulip cheer, we think a photo contest is just the thing to get people tip toeing through British Columbia’s gardens, parks and tulip festivals along BC’s tulip trail.

    The first tulips to bloom in Canada every year can be found in British Columbia. In fact from Vancouver Island to the mainland, through the Fraser Valley and to the Okanagan, a veritable tulip trail exists from early March through May, every spring.

    To Enter

    Follow Gardens BC on Twitter or Gardens BC on Instagram or Gardens BC on Facebook, upload your favourite BC tulip photo, taken this year or in previous years, caption it and tag it with: #exploreBCgardens AND #BCTulipTrail. That’s all you need to do to be entered to win one of three fabulous prizes from our signature gardens.

    The photo contest runs from Monday, April 15 to Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Winners will be randomly drawn and announced at 9:00 PM the day the tulip photo contest closes. Contest is open to BC, AB and WA  residents only. Read the full photo contest details are below.

    Photo Contest Rules

    • No purchase necessary
    • There are three garden related prizes to be awarded to three randomly chosen winners
    • Our Tulip Photo Contest is open to BC, AB, and WA residents aged 18 or older
    • Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries received
    • Deadline for entries is May 15, 2019 (6:00 PM PST).
    • Staff and employees of Gardens British Columbia or their members are not eligible to win
    • Multiple entries are allowed but each photo must be separate, distinct, and owned by the poster

    Gardens and Festivals to visit and take tulip photos this spring on British Columbia’s Tulip Trail


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    Garden Day in Riley Park

    By UBC Botanical Garden |

    Garden Day in Riley Park

    Celebrate Garden Day in Riley Park on June 23, 2018!

    A collaborative event between the Riley Park Community Garden and the Riley Park Famers Market, Garden Day at Riley Park will be an opportunity for new and seasoned gardening enthusiasts, families, schools and tourists alike to visit and share their knowledge and passion for gardens and gardening.
    Through a Community Garden Work Party, a Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt for Kids, a Pollinator Workshop and more, and will educate residents and visitors of the neighbourhood about the community’s garden culture and history; the importance of public and private gardens; the values of home gardening; the health, well-being and aesthetic benefits of gardens; and the promotion of environmental stewardship.
    Schedule:
    10-12 Work Party
    10-2 Donation Station in the Farmers Market
    10-2 Scavenger Hunt in the Market for Kids
    12:30-2 ‘Honey Lunch’ – Honey-themed potluck (Other dishes not made with honey welcome)

    1:30-3  Building the “Pollinator Hotel” with Climate Guides and SPEC

    To see a full list of Garden Days events in British Columbia, see the BC Garden Days Event page.

    Garden Days, a program of the Canadian Garden Council, is a joyful, country-wide celebration of the role of gardens in our communities and in our lives. The program’s objective is to draw attention to Canada’s 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. Gardens British Columbia is a sponsor of Garden Days and member of the Canadian Garden Council and Gardens Canada.

    Funding and support for Canada’s National Garden Days 2018 has been graciously provided through the following organisations. Click here for a full list of Garden Days partners.

    Flower Power Kelowna Garden Tour

    By UBC Botanical Garden |

    Flower Power Kelowna Garden Tour

    Celebrate Garden Days on the Kelowna Garden Tour!

    Kelowna’s Flower Power is a self-guided tour of eight private gardens and includes artists, tastings, demonstrations and advice for beginner gardeners and green thumbs.

    Funds raised support:

    • Chefs in the Classroom – edible education, a program of the Okanagan Chefs Association
    • Central Okanagan Community Gardens

    See what’s up in gardening with this year’s top trends: Grow your own edibles, get the buzz on bees, composting 101, container, patio & small gardens and sensational succulents & water-wise plants.

    Get all the dirt and purchase your ticket at www.flowerpowerylw.ca

    Follow them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for updates @flowerpowerylw.

    Background Info:

    The Flower Power Garden Tour taking place in Kelowna and West Kelowna is a proud participant in Canada’s country-wide Garden Days celebration launching on Garden Day, Saturday, June 16th   This country-wide initiative is celebrating everything to do with gardens and gardening and the 21st annual Flower Power Garden Tour is part of the festivities.

    This self-guided garden tour includes 8 showstopper gardens that provide a variety for all levels of gardeners while demonstrating this year’s top trends: grow your own edibles, container and small gardens, succulents, composting and why bees are so important.

    Our gardens include:

    • A culinary garden for a popular farm-to-table restaurant in West Kelowna where fresh picked, means picked from their own garden on the property.
    • A mansion that is recognized as one of Canada’s Historical Places for its powerful connections, architectural quality and extensive landscaping. This impressive estate property now features16 townhomes centered around a circular path and common gardens with pastoral Mill Creek meandering around the border.
    • A backyard garden created by reusing, repurposing and acquiring plants from other gardens creating an eclectic park the owners can truly call their own.
    • An organic vegetable garden anchored by a 105-year-old farm house in East Kelowna.
    • A garden that with a no pesticide policy that thrives with a vibrant and varied mix of plants and insects that in turn feed a varied bird population.
    • A garden that has undergone many changes due to Mother Nature but despite her best efforts rare and unusual plantings have survived.

    Along with the lush gardens, guests can enjoy tastings, artwork from local artists, gardening gift ideas, and experts to provide advice and answer questions.

    Gardening experts Ken Salvail and Gwen Steele, Okangan Xeriscape Association, Okanagan Master Gardeners, Border Free Bees, Kelowna Garden Club and Okanagan Waterwise will be on site to answer questions.

    Artists showcasing their talents in the gardens include: Annabel Stanley, b-line design, Christina Knittel, Linda Lovisa, Edwin Bungard and Brushstrokes Club of West Kelowna.

    Funds raised support Chefs in the Classroom – edible education – an initiative of the Okanagan Chefs Association for Grade 3 classrooms in the Okanagan andCentral Okanagan Community Gardens helping communities create sustainable green spaces for gardening, food production, gathering and education

    The City of Kelowna officially proclaimed the 16th as Garden Day for the Kelowna Garden Tour.

    City of Kelowna Garden Day proclamation

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