Spring is just around the corner - officially beginning March 20. The Clovis Botanical Garden (CBG) is kicking-off the season with the Spring Into Your Garden Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28 at the garden, located at 945 N. Clovis Avenue next to Dry Creek Park. The event will include a plant sale, landscape consultations, garden tours, and even lunch options.
With low rain-fall this season, there will be important information shared about water-wise plants. Some of those plants will be for sale, including aloes, cacti, and edible herbs.
There will also be garden tours on the hour as follows:
• 10 a.m., Cactus & Succulents: Display, Design and Care with Madeleine Mitchell, UCCE Master Gardener.
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• 11 a.m., Adding Mediterranean Herbs to Your Drought-Tolerant Garden with Elinor Teague, UCCE Master Gardener, Fresno Bee garden columnist.
• 12 p.m., California Native Plants with Thelma Valdez, California Native Plant Specialist.
The garden can also be toured at 9:30 a.m. with landscape designer and Certified Arborist Susan Stiltz, and at 10:30 a.m. with CBG Board President Anne Clemons.
A private landscape design consultation can also be scheduled prior to the event with one of the two featured landscape designers at the event - Terry Key and John Pape. Call (559) 287-2320 to schedule an appointment.
There will be a dedication and grand opening of the new Mediterranean Garden at 1 p.m. There will also be a variety of environmental groups, exhibits, vendors and food trucks at the event.
Entrance to the event is a $5 donation for adults and children. The event is free for CBG members.
Other upcoming events at Clovis Botanical Garden include:
• Earth Day - 11 a.m. tour Wednesday, April 22 will focus on CBG’s sustainability program.
• Public Garden Day - a garden tour will begin at 10 a.m., May 8.
The Earth Day and Public Garden Day tours are free, but donations are appreciated. To register for these tours, contact Anne Clemons at (559) 493-8052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular garden hours are: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday; closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
About Clovis Botanical Garden:
According to the CBG website, the garden grew out of an idea presented to the Clovis City Council in 1993 by Gordon Russell. By 1995 legal non-profit status was granted to the Clovis Botanical Garden Committee, Inc. In 1998, a site was located on Clovis City parkland, and ground was broken in 2002.
Details: clovisbotanicalgarden.org/ or (559) 298-3091.
- Clovis Independant