Bright Ideas for Shade

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:48 -- Andrea
7:00 pm

Horticulture Centre of the Pacific 505 Quayle Road

Richie Steffen, Curator for the Elisabeth C. Miller Garden and supervisor of Great Plant Picks,
at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific on Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm.
Includes early entrance to view the gardens.

Richie Steffen
Wednesday, April 19 at 7pm
Horticulture Centre of the Pacific – Couvelier Pavilion
505 Quayle Road, Victoria BC
$25.00 Entry to the HCP is included in the ticket price

Gardening on Vancouver Island often means learning to appreciate shade, even dry shade. Richie will share tips and techniques, emphasizing the best plants to turn your dark garden spaces into an oasis you are happy to see and proud to show. Through beautiful photography and informative commentary, you will leave with great ideas to make your shade garden shine.

Few people have a greater passion for plants and excitement for gardening than Richie Steffen. Richie is the Curator for the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden near Seattle, where he manages the garden and their rare plant collections.

He also supervises Great Plant Picks, the primary educational program of the Miller Garden. GPP is committed to building a comprehensive palette of outstanding and reliable plants for maritime Pacific Northwest gardens.

A noted photographer, author, lecturer and horticultural personality, Richie enthusiastically shares his knowledge and expertise.

The HCP is renowned not only for its Pacific Horticulture College, but for the year-round garden experience that all can enjoy. The gardens are lovingly cared for by volunteers, staff and students of the College, and range from the hands-on Children’s Garden to the largest outdoor Bonsai Garden in Canada, the charming Takata Japanese Garden, Doris Page Winter Garden, and much more.
Participants are welcome to come early and enjoy the gardens.


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