This regular feature will highlight the activities of the Friends of UBC Botanical Garden (FOGs), a close-knit volunteer group at the Garden, as they continue their contributions and community during the pandemic and beyond.
FOGS Potting Up
Date posted: February 25, 2021
FOGs check on the plants they have nurtured in the Longe Plant house. Many of these will be available for sale in the Shop & Garden Centre after re-opening on March 3. See you there soon for your spring flower pots.
Photo taken by Gudrun Hancock.
Getting Plant Ready with the Back 40
Date posted: February 18, 2021
Friends of UBC Botanical Garden (FOGs) Brenda and Steffany show off fine specimens of Galanthus and Helleborus, recently potted at the Back 40 area where FOGs propagate plants for the Shop in the Garden & Garden Centre.
Plants lovingly hand-grown by the FOGs will be available when the Shop and Garden Centre re-open March 3, 2021.
Photo taken by Wendy McKee.
FOGs Take Stock in the New Year
Date posted: February 11, 2021
Did you know that the Friends of UBC Botanical Garden manage the Shop in the Garden? Every January FOGs prepare for re-opening in Spring, take stock of the inventory and decide on their unique selection of plants, garden supplies, books, gifts, and more.
Facing the new challenges of the pandemic, the FOGs collaborate on how to best serve Shop and Garden Centre visitors and continue to deliver good value, garden advice and a pleasant shopping experience.
Photos by Karen Yurkovich.