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Saturday, May 15, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
250 Allan Brooks Way
Vernon, British Columbia
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Back by popular demand, the Allan Brooks Nature Centre is hosting a 2-day Plant Sale on May 15 & 16!
Visitors can choose from a wide variety of perennials that grow well in our area, including pollinators and deer resistant plants. Knowledgeable volunteers will help you choose the right plants for your gardening needs.
“I encourage everyone to come and purchase plants, even those who are not known to have a green thumb. Spending time outside and in the garden is what we all need right now.” – Cheryl Hood
What’s more incredible, is that the plant sale is 100% organized by volunteers. Some volunteers have been contributing to the ABNC plant sale for 17 years. These very same volunteers have prepared all of the plants for sale – dividing the perennials, potting, sorting, labeling, watering, and transporting plants to the site. Then they will set-up, sell, and take-down the entire event. Staff will be on hand to help where needed but the volunteers at Allan Brooks Nature Centre are more than dedicated, they are instrumental in the success of the Centre and all of its fundraising efforts.
“Our volunteers contribute far more hours to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre than our staff do. We simply could not run the organization and all of the programs and activities without our volunteers. And for that, we are so grateful.” – Cheryl Hood
The plant sale will run from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, May 15th and 16th. Cash, credit and debit payments are accepted.
Staff will be working in the Interpretive Centre so guests can see the exhibits, live animals and The Nature Shop is restocked with new inventory. On Saturday, May 15th, guests can also join a Guided Walking Tour at 11:00 am for $5 per person (kids and members are free) and they can listen to a Nature Talk scheduled for 1:00 pm for free. The Interpretive Centre, Grasslands Trail, playground and picnic areas will be open all weekend, by donation.