Planting season is here! Celebrate with plant sale, garden workshop

Welcome planting season by picking up some quality seedlings at the insanely popular New Westminster Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale this Sunday, then follow with a garden-planning workshop on Thursday, courtesy of the New West Community Garden Society!

The Horticultural Society plant sale is on Sunday, May 2 from 10am-4pm at the Armoury (Queen’s Ave & 6th St.). Expect long lineups, quality plants and many friendly green thumbs. Come early and bring help to carry away your treasures! I know I envied the gardeners who thought to bring their children’s ride-on wagons last year.

Later, on Thursday, May 6, the New Westminster Community Garden Society is offering up some advice for both those applying for plots at the new Simcoe or Mary Mount gardens and home gardeners. The Society’s first workshop, “Planning Your Garden,” will teach participants how to incorporate concepts like companion planting and permiculture into their garden planning. Seasonality and indigenous gardening will also be discussed. The workshop will be held in the main auditorium in the lower level of the New Westminster Public Library from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The cost of the workshop is $5 for NWCGS members and $8 for non-members. Attendees may register on site at the workshop or phone 778-372-1333 for more information.