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Community

rhodo in bloom

photo by Beth Doman

Upcoming events

UVic Plant Sale, Sunday May 4, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm

The annual UVic Plant Sale takes place the first Sunday in May at the entrance to Finnerty Gardens (map), adjacent to Parking Lot 6. We look forward to welcoming gardeners and community supporters to a festive event in this new location.

This smaller but more select sale will offer a very good assortment of Rhododendrons in bloom, perennials that have been grown for a year at the Finnerty greenhouse, miniature conifers and alpine perennials. If space permits, we hope to also have a good selection of choice ferns, exotic woodlanders, and tender plants suitable for containers. Refreshments, music and guided tours of the garden during the spectacular Rhododendron season will all be available.

The UVic Plant Sale is organized by the members of the Finnerty Garden Friends. We hope you will consider joining the many volunteers who always make the Plant Sale such a special occasion. Proceeds support the ongoing development of UVic's Finnerty Gardens, a tranquil 2.6-hectare woodland site at the southwest corner of campus, that is known for its outstanding collection of rhododendrons.

The Finnerty Gardens are open year-round and admission is free.

Media contacts:

Mike McNeney (Alumni Communications) at 250-721-7642 or

Membership

Membership in the Friends of Finnerty Gardens is $10 per year (single or couple).

Funds raised through membership support enhancements within the gardens which would not be possible otherwise.

Membership information

Administrator, UVic Finnerty Garden Friends
Contact information

Volunteering

UVic Plant Sale - A volunteer opportunity for gardening enthusiasts!

The Finnerty Garden Friends hold an annual plant sale the first Sunday in May in Parking Lot 6 adjacent to the Finnerty Gardens.

Volunteers play an important role in setting up on Sunday morning, helping with the sale, guided tours and refreshments, and taking things down later in the afternoon. We would welcome your participation as a volunteer in this enjoyable event. For more information please email .

Finnerty Garden Friends

The development of, and support for, the Finnerty Gardens is provided through the University of Victoria Finnerty Garden Friends, a special group of UVic alumni and community members.

The Finnerty Gardens Advisory Committee is is an expert resource group that assists the university by providing advice with respect to the enhancement and well-being of the Finnerty Gardens. The operational management of the Finnerty Gardens is under the direction of the curator who works closely with the Finnerty Gardens Advisory Committee. 

Each year on the first Sunday in May, the Garden Friends host an plant sale and sell many varieties of rhododendrons and other plants that thrive in Victoria gardens.

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