FROM THE GARDEN SHED: Get ready to rock at the RBG

Opinion Apr 14, 2016 by Kathy Steel, Flamborough Horticultural Society Flamborough Review

Spring is that glorious season of rejuvenation and renewal. We wake to the song of robins and bound from our beds to witness their return. We glimpse bright splashes of crocus pushing through the frozen ground and our hearts race with excitement. No season elicits more smiles than spring.

Gardeners survey their landscapes daily for progress, and cringe when the thermometer plunges. Obsessive gardeners grab their journals and note the first day of bloom for each plant variety, comparing it with previous years.

By far the most exciting rejuvenation to witness this spring will be the reopening of the Royal Botanical Gardens Rock Garden.

The extensive three-year renovation respects this signature garden’s historic past while updating the plantings, modernizing the facilities and making the gardens accessible to all.

Following a ribbon cutting ceremony at the end of April, you can be one of the first to view the beautifully renovated garden with special guided tours available until May 18. Enchanting evening events will feature music, entertainment, and culinary delights for families or for grown-ups only.

A visit to the new rock garden is a must this year. To further enhance your experience, join us at our next meeting of the Flamborough Horticultural Society, where we are honoured to have Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science at the RBG, presenting The Rock Garden: Then and Now. Rejuvenation of a Horticultural Landmark.

Learn about the geology of the area, and how and why an old gravel pit was transformed into one of Canada’s greatest gardens. Get a sneak peek at the new rock garden before it opens. Refreshments and lively conversation follow; guests are warmly welcomed!

Please note that this meeting will be held on Thurs., April 21 (not our usual Wednesday), at 7:30 p.m. in our new location at the Parish Hall of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 715 Centre Rd., Waterdown.

Kathy Steel is Communications Copywriter for the Flamborough Horticultural Society, which meets on the third Wednesday of the month. For details, visit our web site at www.gardenontario.org/site.php/flamborough, e-mail flamhort@hotmail.com or call 905 689-6722.

FROM THE GARDEN SHED: Get ready to rock at the RBG

Opinion Apr 14, 2016 by Kathy Steel, Flamborough Horticultural Society Flamborough Review

Spring is that glorious season of rejuvenation and renewal. We wake to the song of robins and bound from our beds to witness their return. We glimpse bright splashes of crocus pushing through the frozen ground and our hearts race with excitement. No season elicits more smiles than spring.

Gardeners survey their landscapes daily for progress, and cringe when the thermometer plunges. Obsessive gardeners grab their journals and note the first day of bloom for each plant variety, comparing it with previous years.

By far the most exciting rejuvenation to witness this spring will be the reopening of the Royal Botanical Gardens Rock Garden.

The extensive three-year renovation respects this signature garden’s historic past while updating the plantings, modernizing the facilities and making the gardens accessible to all.

Following a ribbon cutting ceremony at the end of April, you can be one of the first to view the beautifully renovated garden with special guided tours available until May 18. Enchanting evening events will feature music, entertainment, and culinary delights for families or for grown-ups only.

A visit to the new rock garden is a must this year. To further enhance your experience, join us at our next meeting of the Flamborough Horticultural Society, where we are honoured to have Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science at the RBG, presenting The Rock Garden: Then and Now. Rejuvenation of a Horticultural Landmark.

Learn about the geology of the area, and how and why an old gravel pit was transformed into one of Canada’s greatest gardens. Get a sneak peek at the new rock garden before it opens. Refreshments and lively conversation follow; guests are warmly welcomed!

Please note that this meeting will be held on Thurs., April 21 (not our usual Wednesday), at 7:30 p.m. in our new location at the Parish Hall of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 715 Centre Rd., Waterdown.

Kathy Steel is Communications Copywriter for the Flamborough Horticultural Society, which meets on the third Wednesday of the month. For details, visit our web site at www.gardenontario.org/site.php/flamborough, e-mail flamhort@hotmail.com or call 905 689-6722.

FROM THE GARDEN SHED: Get ready to rock at the RBG

Opinion Apr 14, 2016 by Kathy Steel, Flamborough Horticultural Society Flamborough Review

Spring is that glorious season of rejuvenation and renewal. We wake to the song of robins and bound from our beds to witness their return. We glimpse bright splashes of crocus pushing through the frozen ground and our hearts race with excitement. No season elicits more smiles than spring.

Gardeners survey their landscapes daily for progress, and cringe when the thermometer plunges. Obsessive gardeners grab their journals and note the first day of bloom for each plant variety, comparing it with previous years.

By far the most exciting rejuvenation to witness this spring will be the reopening of the Royal Botanical Gardens Rock Garden.

The extensive three-year renovation respects this signature garden’s historic past while updating the plantings, modernizing the facilities and making the gardens accessible to all.

Following a ribbon cutting ceremony at the end of April, you can be one of the first to view the beautifully renovated garden with special guided tours available until May 18. Enchanting evening events will feature music, entertainment, and culinary delights for families or for grown-ups only.

A visit to the new rock garden is a must this year. To further enhance your experience, join us at our next meeting of the Flamborough Horticultural Society, where we are honoured to have Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science at the RBG, presenting The Rock Garden: Then and Now. Rejuvenation of a Horticultural Landmark.

Learn about the geology of the area, and how and why an old gravel pit was transformed into one of Canada’s greatest gardens. Get a sneak peek at the new rock garden before it opens. Refreshments and lively conversation follow; guests are warmly welcomed!

Please note that this meeting will be held on Thurs., April 21 (not our usual Wednesday), at 7:30 p.m. in our new location at the Parish Hall of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 715 Centre Rd., Waterdown.

Kathy Steel is Communications Copywriter for the Flamborough Horticultural Society, which meets on the third Wednesday of the month. For details, visit our web site at www.gardenontario.org/site.php/flamborough, e-mail flamhort@hotmail.com or call 905 689-6722.