Friends of the Garden (FOGs) Feature: November-December 2021

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.

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Reminiscing the FOG Bulb Sale

Date posted: December 17th, 2021

Looking back to when the FOG bulb sale organizers got the bulbs displayed and ready to find new homes. These rare and unusual bulbs collected by Friends of the Garden volunteers were special plant treats for any garden.

📸: Gudrun Hancock

Apple Fest in a Nutshell

Date posted: December 9th, 2021


Friends of the Garden volunteers at this year’s Apple Market really enjoyed sharing their love for apples with the community!

📸: Gudrun Hancock

 

Tour of the Asian Garden

Date posted: November 26, 2021

New Friends of the Garden and FOG guides touring the Asian garden. Despite any weather conditions, the Garden is interesting and the FOGs enjoy the outdoors. During the tours, the curators share their extensive knowledge of the Garden and the plants’ stories in all seasons.

📸: Gudrun Hancock

Plant Propagation

Date posted: November 16, 2021

The Friends of the Garden propagate special plants in the greenhouse.

Succulents and blooming plants for spring are nurtured throughout the year. Here, special pelargoniums cultivated and propagated by FOGs wait for their new home or to become “mother plants” for the new crop.

📸: Gudrun Hancock

FOG Mini Bouquets

Date posted: November 8, 2021

The Friends of the Garden create mini bouquets under the watchful eye of “Winnie Winesap”, the good garden witch.

Winnie likes to watch FOGs decorate the mini pumpkins for Halloween. She also enjoys seeing all the specialty apples during Apple Market in the fall. We hope that everyone had a happy Halloween!

📸: Gudrun Hancock

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