Friday, April 25, 2014

Help build the gardens

In the past we've told you about the Busby Legacy Gardens at the Allen Bungalow. The project is well underway, and with spring (finally... apparently...) here we'll soon be gearing up for planting season. We had a very successful fundraiser with leaf sales at Sobeys on the North Hill -- leaves are still available to purchase for $1 at Parkland Garden Centre and here at the Nature Centre -- and now we're looking for plant sponsors.

Over the next few weeks I'll be featuring trees (like this Royalty Flowering Crab Apple), shrubs, and other perennials that we need for the gardens on our Twitter account (@NatureCentre). If you're interested in sponsoring a plant, all you need to do is contact Darlene at 403-346-2010 ext. 120 or e-mail her at Tax receipts are available for all donations.

If you'd like to be involved with the gardens but would rather put in time than money, you can volunteer to help with planting and maintenance. Call Marg, our Volunteer Coordinator, at 403-346-2010 ext. 113 to let her know you'd like to lend a hand.

Things are shaping up really well for the gardens, and I'm looking forward to seeing things grow. Now if only the weather would cooperate we'd be all set.