Treasured Bulb Sale 2012


UBC Botanical Garden is Canada’s oldest continuously operating university botanical garden. The original mission of the garden was research into the native flora of British Columbia. Over the past nine decades, our mission has broadened to include research, conservation, teaching and public display of temperate plants from around the world, particularly Asian, alpine and native plants. We’re also home to the Greenheart Canopy Walkway.Come visit us – we’re located at 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC. You can find more info at

September 15, 2012
11 am – 3 pm
Free admission

Building on the success of our popular spring plant sale A Growing Affair and our first bulb sale last year, the UBC Botanical Garden’s Friends of the Garden group is pleased to announce our 2nd annual Treasured Bulb Sale.

The Treasured Bulb Sale will offer a wide range of bulbs for sale, from garden favourites to specialty bulbs, as well as an expanded selection of garlic. Beginners as well as collectors will find quite a few gems. Some sources for bulbs include: Private Gardens, Lohbrunner Alpine Garden at UBC Botanical Garden, and some specialty growers. The Shop in the Garden will also open with lots of accessories and tools for bulb planting, as well as your favourite commercial collections.

To make this a fun event, and to play up the event’s theme that bulbs are “buried treasure” we are offering free entry to the Botanical Garden for those that arrive in costume. (Entry to the sale, which is located in the garden’s entrance area is free for all, but regular admission applies for those that would like to enter the garden, except those in costume).

Tours on the Greenheart Canopy Walkway will also be offered at a special discount on the event day for those that would like to “walk the plank.”

The event will also feature a children’s area with a treasure chest full of nodding onion bulbs (Allium cernuum) for children to reach into and select a bulb to pot up. There will also be face painting, pirate hat crafts and stickers for little buccaneers.

Tea and Goodies:
Available by donation

Planting Demonstrations:
Lots of free expert advise will be available

Parking and Bicylces:

  • Ample parking spaces in the Garden’s parking lot located at the entrance
  • Bike racks located at the garden entrance, and if the bike racks are full, there is ample room to lock bicycles to the front fence
This event is brought to you by the Friends of the UBC Botanical Garden. All proceeds from this event support the educational, research and community programs in the Garden – your support helps the Garden to Grow.
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