Open garden on March 25
After so much wind, rain and cold, islanders will be cheered by the arrival of the season’s crop of daffodils. You find them in Snug Cove, on the roadsides, and of course on the golf course. Please refrain from picking them, great as the temptation might be. They didn’t get there by an accident of mother nature. In all probability, they were planted by a member of the Bowen Island Garden Club. Since the project was initiated, club members and the community have planted over 115,000 daffodil bulbs. The photograph of the garden of Saffron Gurney on Bannister Road illustrates what you can do with a bold imagination and a small investment in the wondrous bulb.
The Garden Club’s first open garden of the spring will be hosted by Anne and John Ayre, at 1662 Adams Road, Sunday, March 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. Non-members are welcome for a small donation or inexpensive new memberships can be bought on- site. This is a fenced mature garden with a wide range of perennial scrubs and plants. Expect to see spring’s first flowering plants; crocus, hellebores, hyacinth, daffodils, and much more.