GardenNews.biz - Jan 06,2017 - UBC BOTANICAL GARDEN - Garden Days 2017
This event is running from 16 June 2017 until 18 June 2017. It is next occurring on 16 June 2017 9:30 am.
16 June 2017 9:30 am
17 June 2017 9:30 am
18 June 2017 9:30 am
National Garden Days is a Canada-wide event designed to celebrate gardens across the Country. Bring your family, friends and fathers to tour the Garden and enjoy a biodiversity nature hunt. Admission to the Garden is 2-for-1 all weekend long.* Join us along with the birds, bees and butterflies to celebrate nature and the great outdoors.
Activities to be announced in 2017.
*Free admission applies to the equal or lesser value admission. Not to be used in conjunction with any other coupon or special offer.
Apple Festival 2017
Start: 14 October 2017 11:00 am
End: 15 October 2017 4:00 pm
A family event for all ages, the UBC Apple Festival celebrates one of BC’s favourite fruits. From learning about the diversity of apples to tasting rare and unusual varieties, the Apple Festival is a great opportunity to discover more about this delicious fruit.
This year, around 40,000 pounds (or 18,144 kilos) of apples will be sold to thousands of hungry attendees. Over 60 varieties of heritage, new and “tried and true” varieties are available, grown both conventionally and organically. Varieties of apple trees grafted onto dwarfing root stock are also for sale, perfect for the home garden or patio.
One of the most popular activities at the Apple Festival is the Apple Tasting tent. For $5, curious event goers can taste up to 60 varieties of new and heritage BC-grown apples. For those who want to enrich their knowledge of local apples, The Apples of the Apple Festival booklet is also available for purchase.
Kids can engage in a number of activities in the Whole Foods Children’s Area, ranging from face painting and games to storytelling. A variety of talented entertainers keep the family amused, including family-friendly shows on the Main Stage.
Be sure to spend some time exploring the beautiful Botanical Garden or take a “walk on the wild side” on the treetop Greenheart TreeWalk. Don’t forget to take a break to enjoy some of the festival’s selection of tasty edibles such as apple pie and hot apple cider, available for purchase at The Food Fair on the main lawn near the Apple Tasting Tent.
Admission is $5 for adults including free entry to the garden (cash only for admission fee); children 12 and under free. A Bike Valet will be available at the main entrance, and there is a free shuttle bus from the UBC Campus West Parkade and Fraser River Parkade beginning at 9:30 am.
This fundraising event, organized by the Friends of the Garden, supports UBC Botanical Garden.
Pets are not allowed in the Garden; please leave them at home.