Collecting Asian Rose Species and Conserving them at Quarryhill
Thursday, September 15, 7:30 p.m.
For the past 27 years, Bill McNamara has been collecting and documenting naturally occurring plant species in the wilds of Asia. A particular focus of his expeditions is wild rose species. His garden, Quarryhill Botanical Garden in California, has the largest collection of wild roses in the world.
Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships at Home
Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Specialized relationships between wild animals and plants are the norm, not the exception. These relationships provide birds with insects and berries, disperse bloodroot seeds, pollinate goldenrod and so on. Plants that evolved in concert with local animals provide for their needs better than plants that evolved elsewhere. Doug will explain why this is so and how we can create beautiful gardens that support native biodiversity.
What to do with a Downpour – Ornamental Ways to Handle Rain Water
Monday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.
Our cities are largely covered by impermeable surfaces – roofs, parking lots, roads, even compacted soil – which contribute to water pollution, flooding and bank erosion in urban ravines. Sean will demonstrate how gardeners can help turn the tide on this troubling situation with beautiful water-protecting landscapes. This lecture is generously supported by the Royal Bank of Canada.
Bistro opens 5:30 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Lecture: 7:30 p.m.
Members FREE (Bring a Friend for $10)
Public $15; Students (with ID) $12. Door sales only.