Vancouver tour to showcase urban gardening

March 26, 2018 by  

Urban gardens can bring a touch of green that may be very welcome in a city landscape, and the UBC Botanical Garden will be hosting an event in Honour of Earth Day that will provide inspiration for Vancouver green thumbs.

Those who attend the tour will be offered an opportunity to view the garden’s different beds, and as they do, they will learn more about how they can transfer that knowledge to their own plantings. The walk will take place rain or shine, so guests are reminded to wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather.

The event will focus on an assortment of topics, and these include green landscape design, making sustainability the main factor in plant selection and horticulture, plant diversity and urban ecology, watering practices and conservation, and how to keep the plants healthy. One of the beds that will be visited is the city’s oldest food demonstration garden.

The tour is open to children and adults alike, and the ticket price starts at $7 for a child and $11 for adults. A reduced rate is on offer for garden members, as well as UBC staff, faculty and students. Booklet printing can be used to create horticultural guides for each person who participates.

This opportunity to learn more about the joys of urban horticulture will be held on April 22 at 6804 SW Marine Drive. Its Facebook listing can be consulted for additional details