For those of you who are gardening under shade (and there are plenty of us) please note the upcoming annual show that is put on by the Vancouver Shade Garden Society http://www.vancouvershadegardensociety.ca). We received the following from them:
We would appreciate you informing your membership about our upcoming 2011 Show as follows:
We’d like to invite your members to the Vancouver Shade Garden Society’s Annual Show on Sunday, July 17, 2011, in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden, at Oak and 37th in Vancouver. There is no entry charge. The Show will be open to the public from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
This is a judged show, with ribbons and rosettes awarded for plant entries in 8 different shade plant divisions, including Begonias, Ferns, Fuchsias, Gesneriads, Hostas, Other Shade Plants, Shade Plant Displays, and Novice Exhibitors. We also award two trophies, for Best in Show, as decided by our Show judges, and our People’s Choice Trophy to the favourite plant at our show, as voted by all attendees at the Show.
Come and find out just what can be grown in a shade garden! You’ll be amazed at the variety and quality of plants in our Show. We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, queries or would like more information, please contact me at 604-602-6644 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website at http://www.vancouvershadegardensociety.ca.
Yours in gardening,
President, Vancouver Shade Gardening Society