September 22 Dazzling Dahlias “Work to Learn” Party at the Sequim Botanical Garden

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Dahlias in bloom at Terrace Garden photo by Alan B. Richmond
Dahlias in bloom at Terrace Garden photo by Alan B. Richmond

 

September 22 Dazzling Dahlias “Work to Learn” Party at the Sequim Botanical Garden

Saturday, September 22 at 1:00 PM

Terrace Garden at Carrie Blake Community Park near the band shell

On Saturday, September 22 at 1:00 PM, learn from dazzling dahlia expert Lee Bowen during the “Work to Learn” Party at the Sequim Botanical Garden in Carrie Blake Community Park north of the band shell. Lee has been growing dahlias for 44 years, exhibited dahlias at dahlia shows and Evergreen County Fair, and helped maintain a dahlia garden at Bellevue Botanical Garden for 13 years. He has supplied the dahlias and maintained the dahlia garden at Sequim Botanical Garden for 11 years. And, has also worked with students in the Sequim High School Agriscience class in growing dahlias from cuttings and seed. Come with your dahlia questions and then plan to return in November 3 when he will cover digging, dividing, and storing dahlia tubers.

 

Dahlias in the garden photo by Suzanne Eaton
Dahlias in the garden photo by Suzanne Eaton

 

These “Work to Learn” Parties are an opportunity for novice and seasoned gardeners to volunteer together to cultivate what makes our community distinctive and flourishing. You don’t have to get in the dirt to learn, but if you want to help please bring your gardening gloves, your tools, sunscreen, and hats and come mingle with other members of the community dedicated growing a botanical garden that will enchant and educate visitors.

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.

For further information, please contact the SBGS President, Dona Brock, at brockdl88@gmail.com or 360-460-8865 and find SBGS on Facebook at fb.me/SequimBotanicalGarden or visit SequimBotanicalGarden.org