Saturday, October 10, 2015
UCRBG Friends Fall Dinner
From Home/Garden Shows to Botanical Gardens, teaching plant enthusiasts, gardeners and farmers about growing Proteaceae is one of our ‘favorite things’. Pardon our boldness, but we simply believe that sharing our passion for farming brings a whole lot of happiness to those around us. That’s why we’re always thrilled when we are asked to spread a dose of ‘Protea inspiration’ to associations, clubs and organizations. This month’s endeavor? The Friends of the University of California Riverside Botanic Garden (UCRBG) Fall Dinner.
The UCR Botanic Gardens nestled in the foothills of the Box Springs Mountains covers over 40 hilly acres. It is a living plant museum with more than 3,500 plant species from around the world for visitors and researchers to see and study. In a beautiful setting, the Gardens provide a wide assortment of plant materials for courses at UCR and other local schools. The Friends of the Botanic Gardens contribute to the mission of the UCR Botanic Gardens. The Friends provide support for the development and maintenance of the Gardens. Through funds accrued from annual membership fees, contributions and public events, and through volunteer member participation in various activities and projects, public areas are enhanced and the unique plant collections are continually expanded. And, it’s our hope Proteaceae will soon become a ‘welcome’ addition to the Gardens!
The Friends help create an environment that truly serves the needs and desires of the community as well as those of the University. The Botanic Gardens would not have been possible without the input, generous support and enthusiasm of the Friends.