Annual General Meeting
The Fredericton Botanic Garden Association Annual General Meeting is held in late February or March.
The Fredericton Botanic Garden hosts a Seedy Saturday event each year in March. 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.
THANKS TO OUR 2020 SEEDY SATURDAY SPONSORS
Canadian Tire (North Side), 75 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton, NB
Fredericton (North Side) Co-op Country Store, 317 St. Mary’s St., Fredericton, NB
Home Hardware Fredericton (North Side), 286 Main St., Fredericton
Kent (Building Supplies), 25 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton, NB
Scott’s Nursery, 2192 Route 102, Lincoln, NB
Shur-Gain Feeds and Needs, 50 Saunders St., Fredericton, NB
Steve Stehouwer, McLeod Hill, Fredericton, NB
Talks from the Garden
Online Series for Members begin November 18.
Members will receive an invitation with a Zoom link via email. Join or renew your membership if you have not received an invitation.
November 18, 7:30 p.m.: "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, Professor of Biology, UNB; and President, Fredericton Botanic Garden Association. Gardeners are obsessed with putting a name to each garden plant they encounter. Most plants and animals are known by multiple common names in every language imaginable, but there is only one valid scientific name for each species. Dr. Stephen Heard is fascinated with how scientific names are established and has written a book on plant and animal species that were named to recognize, honour or sometimes even mock people. In our first ever online talk, he will share with you some fascinating stories about how various species got their scientific names, and about the scientists who named them.
The Garden gratefully acknowledges the Anglican Diocese of New Brunswick for sponsoring Zoom access for Talks in the Garden.
The Spring Fair and Plant Sale occurs yearly, usually near the end of May. 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.
2021 Plant Sale - The 2021 Plant Sale will take place in late May and include members-only ordering times and online pre-orders as well as an in-person sales.
Our annual rhododendron tour takes place mid-June. Learn about the Garden collection as well as how to garden with rhododendrons and azaleas.
Meet at the Resource Center. Participants should bring their own garden gloves and preferred weeding implements.
June 10 - October 7, 2020, 6 pm - 8 pm
Activities for youth. More information about the 2020 summer program.
City of Fredericton Artist-in-Residence program.