Sunday, May 7, 2017

Garden Club, Thursday, May 11th

For Our May Meeting... THURSDAY, May 11, 2017

Douglas Justice

What is it like to go plant hunting in wild and mountainous terrain?  Douglas Justice, Associate Director and Curator of Collections at UBC Botanical Garden, will take us on an incredible and sometimes harrowing journey through remote stretches of Northern Vietnam in search of rare and wonderful plant specimens.

The Hoang Lien Son Mountains are known for their great beauty and high diversity of flowering plants, including magnolias, maples, and rhododendrons, but, as in many such places, the rich diversity of native flora is under threat from forest clearing, farming and increased tourist traffic. In the spring of 2016, an intrepid group of botanists set out to catalogue and preserve as many specimens as they could from this endangered habitat. We will enjoy the thrills — without the discomfort and risks — at our meeting on May 11.

As usual, we will meet in the "LRC" — the Britannia Learning Resources Centre, which is under the VPL library. As you're walking toward the library, veer left, walk alongside it, and you'll come to a ramp entry to the LRC on your right. We start at 7:00 and end before 9:00.

Bring your gardening questions and concerns ... and your ideas for topics or speakers for upcoming meetings.
We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes.

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