On Saturday, September 14, 2013, the Treasured Bulb Sale at UBC Botanical Garden with offer a wide range of bulbs for sale, from garden favourites to specialty bulbs, as well as an expanded selection of garlic. Experts will be on-hand to answer questions and face-painting is available for children. Tea and sweets will also be offered.

Treasured Bulb Sale
September 12, 2013
10 am – 2 pm
UBC Botanical Garden (6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver)
Free admission to sale area

Enclosed is detailed information on the event. Should you have any questions or would like to arrange an interview, please contact me at the coordinates below.

Thank you in advance for your support of this community event.

Karen Leung
Marketing and Communications Coordinator | UBC Biodiversity Collections | Beaty Biodiversity Museum and UBC Botanical Garden including Nitobe Memorial Garden | Faculty of Science
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver

6804 SW Marine Drive | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604 762 4908 | Fax 604 822 2016
karen.leung@ubc.ca | @beatymuseum @ubcgarden | facebook.com/beatymuseum | facebook.com/ubcgarden
beatymuseum.ubc.ca  | botanicalgarden.ubc.ca

MEDIA ADVISORY | September 12, 2013

Garden Favourites, Specialty Bulbs, Garlic, and More at the 3rd Annual Treasured Bulb Sale this Saturday

Vancouver, BC – September 12, 2013 – On Saturday, September 14, 2013, the Treasured Bulb Sale will offer a wide range of bulbs for sale, from garden favourites to specialty bulbs, as well as an expandedselection of garlic. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with free admission to the sale area.

Beginners as well as collectors will find quite a few gems. Some sources for bulbs include: private gardens, the Lohbrunner Alpine Garden at UBC Botanical Garden, and some specialty growers. The Shop in the Garden will also open with lots of accessories and tools for bulb planting, as well as your favourite commercial collections.

Garlic for sale is grown at UBC Botanical Garden and by a specialty grower on the Sunshine Coast. Both hard-necked and soft-necked varieties will be available.

To make this a fun event, and to play up the event’s theme that bulbs are “buried treasure,” we are offering free entry to UBC Botanical Garden for those that arrive in costume. (Entry to the sale area is free; regular admission to the garden applies for guests not in costume.)

Garden tours are offered throughout the day with garden admission; tours on the Greenheart Canopy Walkway will also be offered at a special discount on theevent day for those that would like to “walk the plank.”

Experts will be on-hand to offer gardening advice. Tea and Goodies are also available. The Treasured Bulb Sale will also offer a Children’s Tent with face painting and nodding onion bulbs (Allium cernuum) for little buccaneers to select a bulb and pot up.

Ample parking and bike racks are available.

The Treasured Bulb Sale is organized by the Friends of the Garden.
All proceeds support UBC Botanical Garden.

For more information on the Treasured Bulb Sale,
visit botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/events.