Annual General Meeting
The Fredericton Botanic Garden Association Annual General Meeting is held in late February or March.
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1 p.m.
Unitarian Fellowship, 874 York Street
Topic: Medicinal Plants Used by the Wabanaki (Indigenous Peoples) by Cecilia and Anthony Brooks
The Fredericton Botanic Garden hosts a Seedy Saturday event each year in March at its Resource Centre, 10 Cameron Court, off Hanwell Road. Seedy Saturday is an event for the sharing of seeds. If you have some bring them in labelled, and swap them for an array of seeds provided by others.
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 1 - 4 p.m.
Fredericton Botanic Garden Resource Center, 10 Cameron Court
Individuals: $3.00, Families: $5.00, Children and teens are free
Access to hundreds of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds for a minimal fee. There will also be some tree and alpine plant seed available. Seed is provided by local seed vendors and club members. If you wish to bring seed of your own, please feel free, just remember to clean and label the seed properly. Last year we had around 100 people attend. If you don't feel comfortable with large crowds just drop in at around 3:30 pm.
Talks in the Garden
Talks in the Garden feature local experts offering engaging discussions on subjects such as home gardening, botany, ecology and nature, cooking, and decorating with plants. Talks occur approximately monthly from September through May, in the Garden’s Resource Centre.
2020, 7 p.m.
January 16: Seeking Insects in the Garden Speaker: Resident Artist Allison Green
February 20: Starting Plants from Seed 'Jumpstart your Garden' Speaker: Steve Stehouwer
March 19: Management Plans for Odell Park and Killarney Lake Speaker: Julie Baker
April 16: Charles Darwin’s Barnacle, David Bowie’s Spider, and Pierre Magnol’s Magnolias: What’s revealed When We Name Species After People? Speaker: Steve Heard
May 16: The Role of Plants in Making Alcoholic Beverages Speaker: Richard Tarn
June 18: Prose, Poetry and Plants: New Brunswick Literature at the Fredericton Botanic Garden Speaker: Steve Heard
Garden Fair and Plant Sale
The Spring Fair and Plant Sale occurs yearly, usually near the end of May, in our Entrance Garden (Prospect St. entrance). We offer houseplants and garden plants for sale, including heritage tomatoes and peppers, herbs, trees, and unusual perennials. Other participants include vendors and informational displays; for example in recent years beekeepers and a meadery, chicken coops, hummingbird feeders, vermicomposting demonstrations, and much more.
Sunday, May 31, 2020, Noon - 4 p.m.
Brian Parker will lead our annual rhododendron tour. The tour will start at 1 p.m. on Sunday June 16 at the parking lot for our main entrance on Prospect Street. The rhododendrons are looking spectacular and Brian will talk about the collection and about how to garden with rhododendrons and azaleas.
Sunday, June 16, 2019 1 p.m.
Meet at the Resource Center. Participants should bring insect repellent, and their preferred garden gloves and weeding implements.
2020 dates to be announced
Artists in Residence
2019 Student Artist-in-Residence program.
From June 3 - Aug 1, we have three student Artists-in-Residence: Courtney Ivey, Kathrine Valley, and Bryce Dutt. On Tuesdays 12-5, Weds/Thurs 3-8, and Fri/Sat 12-5, they'll be making art - photography, painting, and more - inspired by our Garden. You'll find them in the Resource Centre or out roaming the Garden's beds and trails.
City of Fredericton Artist-in-Residence program.
As part of the City of Fredericton's summer 2019 Artist-in-Residence program, two artists will be hosted by the Garden: Allison Green (July 8-19) and Kathleen Bunin (Aug 19-30).