Saturday, October 10, 2009

So Much Happening at the Garden Today.

Wow! The Garden is filled with beautiful plants and, we hope, lots of gardeners at the Fall Plant Sale from 8 am-2pm. I was really impressed with the large edgeworthias with fat flower buds and the tables filled with pitcher plants, euphorbias, heucheras and more. What a great way to shop for plants - in a garden, surrounded by folks to help you choose from a great selection. These staff members and volunteers get so excited about plants that they are growing in their gardens.
Also there is a class that is part of the Native Plant Certificate Program. This program filled up immediately when it first started, but now there is space to take new people into the program. Find out more at
Then in the new classrooms, about 3 dozen graduate students are part of a charette to come up with fresh, innovative ideas for SBG's Children's Garden. This sounds like a first step, but actually the Garden's Education staff have been considering the educational programming of the Children's Garden for many years and are excited this project is moving forward.
You will pass a construction site as you drive into the Garden. This will be our new Horticulture Complex - the engine that drives the Garden. This is where the greenhouses, growing areas, equipment, Horticulture staff offices and more will be located. This location near the entrance will reduce the amount of traffic in the Garden.
Keep posted - very soon we will tell you about the new cafe opening in the Garden.

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