Pursuing the wild: The Sichuan Botanical Expedition

Join the Friends of Finnerty Gardens for an evening of botanical discovery as Sue Milliken and Kelly Dodson of Far Reaches Farm give a special presentation on their 2012 plant hunting expedition to Sichuan, China. This 50th anniversary event, which will appeal to the casual gardener, serious plant aficionado and everyone with a love of adventure, takes place on May 23 at 7 p.m. in the David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin A144.

The search for new species of rhododendrons, shrubs and perennials was a fascinating trek that included fellow explorers Steve Hootman of the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden and Peter Cox, legendary plant hunter. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance at the UVic Ticket Centre. More information: http://www.uvic.ca/anniversary/events/highlights/pursuingthewild/index.php

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People: Sue Milliken, Kelly Dodson

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