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. Traditionally held in March, it will be held September 25, 2021 due to the pandemic. 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.
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. Available online: https://vimeo.com/487787641
March 24, 7:00 p.m. "There Will be Daffodils, Soon" Speaker: Jane Loughborough. A photo journey of a growing season at a property on Georgian Bay. The sparse soil, granite rock, varying winds and rainfall amounts create challenging conditions to gardenng. However, perennials rule, flowers bloom and Monarch Butterflies have made a comeback.
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 online pre-orders as well as an in-person sales. Pre-orders will begin May 25 with pick ups May 27 and 28. In-person sales will take place May 29-30.
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.