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The City of Richmond is set to pay tribute to the biodiversity of the area’s native plants this month with ‘Our Home and Native Bloom.’
This unique event is taking place at Richmond City Hall as part of Richmond’s Canada 150 celebrations from now until Saturday, July 8.
And you’re invited go along and enjoy the festivities. This includes music performances, educational talks, and family-friendly fun centred around the Plaza when the installation is active.
The native species floral design that you’ll see displayed is a winning entry by students of UBC’s School of Landscape Architecture including Nicole Alden, Patrick Beech, Genevieve Depelteau, John Musil, and Allison Tweedie.
The group entered a competition with other landscape architecture students and early career professionals in December last year, and their design was then selected by The City of Richmond to be this year’s main event.
Most of the plant species that you’ll see at Our Home and Native Bloom are pollinators for butterflies and bees. And you could find them in foreshore marches, shrub lands, bogs, or forests across Richmond and the Lower Mainland.
Some of the free events you can attend:
- June 14 – TALK: Fluvial and Invasive Species
- June 15 – MUSIC IN THE PLAZA: Good For Grapes
- June 21 – TALK & ART ACTIVITY: Our Home and Native Bumblebees
- June 22 – MUSIC IN THE PLAZA: Shyama-Priya and Desirée Dawson
- June 28 – WORKSHOP: The Art of Ikebana Pre-registration required.
- June 29 – MUSIC IN THE PLAZA: Clutë
- July 5 – Weaving Wagon Pop-Up Studio\
- July 6 – MUSIC IN THE PLAZA: Shyama-Priya and Adam Robert Thomas
- July 7 – PLANT SALE: performance by Em Chambers
- July 8 – PLANT SALE: performance by Bre McDaniel
The installation is a joint collaboration between the City of Richmond Public Art Program, Parks Services, Richmond Canada 150, and Engineering Sustainability.
Our Home and Native Bloom is underway right now and will conclude with a massive plant sale on July 7 and 8 where you can snap up your favourite potted plants from the installation.
It’s a good way to start your own Our Home and Native Bloom-inspired garden right in the summer months when it has the chance to flourish.
So, make sure to get down to Richmond City Hall to be mesmerized by the beauty of the natural plant species that call Richmond home.
When: June 7 – July 8
Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 Road No. 3, Richmond
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