Exceptionally photogenic and dazzling dahlias had their best showing this year! The Sequim Botanical Garden Society invites you to their final “Work to Learn” Party for the 2018 season about dahlias starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 3 at the Terrace Garden in Carrie Blake Community Park near the James Center for the Performing Arts band shell. Lee Bowen, the group’s dahlia expert, will demonstrate the digging, dividing, and storing of dahlia tubers for the winter. You are encouraged to work alongside the volunteer garden society members to remove the tubers from the ground, clean them, and then learn the secret to divide viable tubers that, after storing over the winter, will be planted and bloom next summer. You are also most welcome to come by the garden to observe the dahlia activity and learn about this year’s Terrace Garden renovation and the preparation and fundraising efforts for the next Sequim Botanical Garden project, the awe inspiring Rose Garden.
The Sequim Botanical Garden Society is a volunteer partner with the City of Sequim and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We provide educational information and a visual demonstration of what can be done in home gardening with research-based horticultural practices near the band shell in Carrie Blake Community Park. Connect with us online or via email for inspiring and educational volunteer opportunities in the garden.
From spring to fall, the “Work to Learn” Parties are an opportunity for novice and seasoned gardeners to volunteer together to cultivate what makes our community park delightful, distinctive, and flourishing. If you want to help during the party, please bring your gardening gloves, your tools, sunscreen, and hat! You don’t have to get in the dirt to learn or support this series of gardens as an active, informative effort. Please just come to mingle with other members of the community dedicated to growing a botanical garden that will enchant and educate visitors.
For further information, please contact the Sequim Botanical Garden Society (SBGS) President, Dona Brock, at [email protected] or 360-460-8865 and find SBGS on Facebook at fb.me/SequimBotanicalGarden or visit SequimBotanicalGarden.org