News, Pictures and Fun from the Oliver Community Garden Society

Bloomin’ Plant Sale!

We’ve been hard at work preparing for our big Bloomin’ Plant Sale on Saturday May 26th, 2012 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Oliver Community Garden at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre. We’ve held a plant sale in combination with Communities in Bloom for the past 3 years but this year we’re flying solo as the Communities in Bloom competition is finished for Oliver, for now.

This year we’re hoping to make the sale more of an event. We have The Gala Vanters lined up to play some live music, there will be a craft corner for the kids, food, vendors, loonie auction, lots of gardening information and of course, lots of plants. The Oliver Ambassadors will also be on hand for the festivities.

We still need help with a few things:

First, we need plants to sell! If you’re digging in your garden and have plants to divide and pass on, send them our way! We’ll gladly take those extra perennials or bulbs. Rearranging and no room for that rosebush? Let us help you find it a new home. Please call or email us and we can arrange to pick the plants up from you.

The second thing is food. We’d love to have a BBQ set up selling Hamburgers and Hotdogs so consider this an invitation to a local service group to grab an extra fundraising opportunity. You can keep all the profits – we’d just like to have food available as part of the event.

Can you help us out? Call Heather at 250-485-2575 or email olivercommunitygarden (at)

And the last way you can help? Come to our Bloomin’ Plant Sale! There will be lots to see and do and you’ll be glad you did. See you there!


P.S. There’s lots of changes happening at the Oliver Community Garden. Here’s a little “before” picture for you . . . stay tuned!

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