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Jun
27
Thu
Date Night – A Celebration of Friends @ University of Alberta Botanic Garden
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for an Evening with the Friends of the Garden. There will be music, food and games. Bring the whole family.

Take your friend on a date! Whether it’s your best friend or girlfriend, boyfriend or book club friend, soccer team pal or the dear BFF you care about who deserves a night out – this is the Date Night for them. The fabulous Friends of the Garden will be here, too, and we’re celebrating with a jazz band, a burger BBQ, behind-the-scene tours of the Garden and a ‘friendly’ scavenger hunt.
Event Itinerary
6-7:30 pm – BBQ at the Pine Pavilion
Enjoy the sounds of live jazz. Savour a delicious choice of deluxe beef or veggie burger with all the trimmings, and a side of coleslaw – $16 for the burger meal.
Pick up a “friendly” scavenger hunt and team up with your buddy to win fun prizes if you solve all the clues.
7:00-7:30 pm – Tree Tour with Bruce Dancik
Because trees are friends to us all! Join dendrologist (that’s a tree expert) and former Garden director Bruce Dancik and get introduced to some of the Garden’s fantastic tree specimens. Tour starts at the Pine Pavilion.
7:30-8:15 – Behind the Scenes with Barry
Barry Greig has been a horticulturist at the UABG for 30 years, and he will lead an entertaining behind-the-scenes tour of some of the Garden’s most loved features. Tour starts at the Leaf Plaza.
Registration begins April 1.

Aug
19
Mon
Friends of the Garden Casino – August 19-20, 2019 @ Starlight Edmonton Casino, West Edmonton Mall
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – Aug 21 @ 3:30 am

Please help us fundraise for the University of Alberta Botanic Garden by volunteering at our upcoming casino. It is easy, safe and a lot of fun. All training and food will be provided. All shifts and positions are available.

Please call Dana at 780-221-6467 if you would like to volunteer. Our Friends are the best and we couldn’t help the garden without your support!

Thank you!