February General Meeting with Guest Speaker June Bergman, “The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs”
This is the first stop on our virtual cross-country tour of botanical gardens
Considered a “hidden gem” in Calgary, Alberta, The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs (www.bgss.ca) consists of numerous individual gardens connected with walking paths bordered with beautiful flowering shrubs and specialty trees. Hand-painted signs depict arrival to feature gardens with intriguing names such as “Shakespearean Garden,” “The Labyrinth,” and “Alpine Crevice.” Just over ten years old, it is also notable that these beautiful gardens are designed, developed, maintained and managed entirely by a volunteer group!
Master Gardener June Bergman is Chair of the BGSS Volunteer organization. A gardening enthusiast since childhood, June is also an active member of the Calgary Horticultural Society and the Calgary Rock and Alpine Garden Society.
Members: Instructions for participation in this virtual event will be emailed to members twice – once on the Friday prior to the meeting, and again on Monday. Instructions are also available by logging into our site and checking the “members-only” version of this event.
Visitors: Guests are welcome to participate in this virtual event, part of a series on Canadian Botanical Gardens, at no charge. Instructions for participation will be emailed to non-society members who complete the registration process prior to the event start time. Visit the website at http://www.richmondhillgardensociety.org/event-4621657 anc click on the “Register” button to begin.
All general meetings begin at 7:30 pm. A welcome and general announcements precede introduction of the speaker.