Date Night – A Celebration of Friends

June 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
University of Alberta Botanic Garden
no cost for FOG members, food is extra

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.