If you want to add a little more flair to your garden than what the local department stores have to offer, check out the 15th Annual Gwynne Vaughan Park Society Plant Sale and Garden Party on Saturday June 4th.
The society will be hosting the event at Gwynne Vaughan Park at the corner of Williams and Hope River Rd. The plant sale and garden party will be happening all day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature over 30 different vendor booths.
Items for sale include water plants, specialty herbs and vegetables, unusual perennials and shrubs, Siberian irises and hundreds of other plants from nurseries throughout the Fraser Valley. There will also be booths selling garden-related ornaments and crafts.
The day will be loaded with activities and entertainment. High school bands from G.W. Graham and Chilliwack Senior Secondary will be performing, a drumming circle and string quartet will also be showcasing local talent.
“And we’ve got a barber shop quartet wandering around serenading people,” says event co-ordinator Anne McIntyre.
Plenty of food will be available from bakery goods such as muffins and cakes, sandwiches, hot dogs and even a few greek items.
Children’s activities such as face painting and posy-making will be on site, and the Rotary Train will be giving rides for the kids throughout the day.
Proceeds from the event are put to use maintaining the park and heritage house within the park. Last year’s funds went toward creating a new welcoming sign at the main entrance.
Three 50/50 raffle prizes will be up for grabs and a silent auction.
“All the items in the silent auction are garden related, and most of them are plants… so that’s very popular as well,” says McIntyre.
“It’s a great place to get bargains, lots of plants are priced lower than in a garden shop… We think it’s a great event in Chilliwack because it brings so many people together.”
“It’s a wonderful place to meet old friends.”
For more information about the plant sale or the Gwynne Vaughan Park Society, please contact Anne McIntyre at (604) 858-7089 or visit the society’s website at www.gwynnevaughanpark.ca