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. 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.
Garden Resource Centre, 10 Cameron Court
Individuals: $4.00, 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.
THANKS TO OUR 2020 SEEDY SATURDAY SPONSORS!
The Fredericton Botanic Garden Association gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the businesses and individuals who contributed seeds for our annual Seedy Saturday event on Saturday March 14. Please show your appreciation by supporting their businesses:
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
Talks from 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. February, April, May and June talks are held at the Chickadee Room, Fredericton Public Library, 12 Carleton Street.
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 Location: Fredericton Public Library
Tuesday, March 24: Management Plans for Odell Park and Killarney Lake Speaker: Julie Baker Location: Resource Centre
NOTE DATE and LOCATION CHANGE
Thursday, 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 Location: Fredericton Public Library
Thursday, May 21: The Role of Plants in Making Alcoholic Beverages Speaker: Richard Tarn Location: Fredericton Public Library
Wednesday, June 17: Prose, Poetry and Plants: New Brunswick Literature at the Fredericton Botanic Garden Speaker: Steve Heard Location: Fredericton Public Library
In My Mother's Garden
In this talk organized by the Fredericton Botanic Garden Association and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery artist and retired University of New Brunswick art education professor Jennifer Pazienza will illustrate her presentation, In My Mother’s Garden, with a selection of her paintings. With farmer turned philosopher, Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space, Jennifer looks at the idea of garden as an enclosure, an extension of house and home. Unlike lots or yards, the word garden suggests something treasured. Jennifer will share insights into how her nearly 30-year long Keswick Ridge painting practice has and continues to be influenced by her earliest experiences of dwelling in and responding to the poetics of her Sicilian American mother’s New Jersey garden. You may learn more about Dr. Pazienza at www.jenniferpazienza.com or on Instagram @jenniferpazienza.
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 3 p.m., Beaverbrook Art Gallery
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).