Did you know that the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society was established in 1991 with the vision to develop and maintain a premier northern botanical garden?
Built on the love and passion of member volunteers and the generous contributions from benefactors and corporate donors, the Phase I Education Display Garden, located in front of UNBC, has been completed. The garden has provided hours of enjoyment to residents and visitors alike as well as those looking for an incredibly beautiful location to capture cherished moments.
As the most northern botanical garden in Canada, the existing David Douglas Botanical Garden was developed on 2.6 acres and is wheelchair accessible, free and open to all 24/7, year-round. Its features include the Alice Wolczuk Memorial Alpine Berm, Ike Barber arched pedestrian bridge, the Novak Family Foundation waterfall, the Rotary Pavilion, the Lilac Trail and connecting walking trails which provide an incredible opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. The Weller Rose Garden was developed and turned over to UNBC.
“Our volunteers work tirelessly to maintain the Education Display Garden not only weekly, but also through monthly work bees,” said DDBGS President Linda Naess. “That isn’t all we do though. Our team is busy all year long organizing lectures and preparing for our seed and plant sales and so much more.”
They will be offering their in-person plant sale from May 21-24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day this year at the UNBC. Public Health Orders at the time of the sale will affect the number of people per appointment. Appointments are required to shop this growing tradition and will be available starting May 14 at David Douglas Botanical Garden Society In-Person Plant Sale. Each 30-minute appointment booking is for a maximum of two people. The public is encouraged to check the website for additional information.
“There is so much more to the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society and we encourage the public to head to our website to find out more about what we do including our Master Gardener Program and to find out how to become a member,” Naess added.