Happy 10th birthday Botanical Garden!

This month marks the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden’s 10th birthday at 5941 Mason Road, Sechelt and they’re throwing a party for members, former members, donors, volunteers, neighbours and all the other friends who have taken part over the years. Saturday, June 29, everyone is invited to celebrate the Garden’s 10th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. with displays, back-patting, hand-shaking, hugs, and hip-hip-hoorays plus a great big birthday cake. Introduce someone you know who has not yet had the pleasure of visiting the Garden. 

This is a free-admission, family-friendly event, with a scavenger hunt and all the Garden’s toys out in the Picnic & Play area. Record your memories, good wishes, and hopes for the future, and pose for a group photo of celebrants. 

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For a brief history of the past decade, from overgrown tree farm with a big mortgage to today’s still-young but already significant Sunshine Coast amenity, check out www.coastbotanicalgarden.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Salal-June-2019.pdf. If you’d like to commemorate this milestone with a gift, you can make a donation, become a monthly donor, or sponsor an engraved brick on the terrace. Visit www.coastbotanicalgarden.org/support-us/how-can-i-donate/ to help the Garden meet the future with confidence. 

As botanical gardens go, this is a very young Garden, but its history is already rich in story and accomplishment. The Rainforest Grove, Garry Oak Meadow and Pond feature local native plants and habitats. More habitats – Mountainside and Cascadia – are under construction. The Rhododendron Walk, Mediterranean-style terrace garden, Seniors Accessible Garden and huge Vegetable Garden are very popular too. The Garden’s small staff and enthusiastic volunteers accomplish miracles week by week and extend their thanks to all who have been part of the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden family story. 

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