June 28, 10 - 5 p.m.
Admission by Donation
Suggested: $5/person or $10/family
Spend the day in our superb plantsman's garden, enjoying music, art, and the beauty that you have come to expect at Darts Hill Garden. You are invited to bring your picnic blanket, friends and family and enjoy a day at Darts. This year, our arts festival has expanded to the whole day with activities planned throughout the garden.
A C T I V I T I E S
Plant Sale, take home a memento (or two) from your day at Darts. Visit our Plant Sale in the upper garden.
Visit our new Alpine beds, find some of the tiniest flowers in the garden.
Special Picnic Area, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the garden.
Specialty Food Trucks, grab a snack or your lunch from our food trucks located in the upper garden. Try out Japadog or Old Country Pierogi.
Hunt for Rare and Unusual Trees: gather your family and search for 10 amazing trees and find a treasure at the end! Pick up your Garden Quest Sheet at the Main Entrance. Sponsored by Phoenix Perennials.
Face Painting, become a butterfly, super hero, or an imaginary creature.
Hula-hooping with Jenn Brisson, 11am to 2 pm, chase giant bubbles in the pasture and pick up a hula hoop to give hooping a try--an old favourite is popular again.
Storytime at 2:00 and 3:00 with Maggie from Kidsbooks.
Tai Chi demonstration with our local Taoist Tai Chi group.
E X P E R T S
Darts Hill Guides: our experienced Guides will be on hand throughout the day providing tours. Look for them in their Darts Hill pink pashminas.
Master Gardeners: find out the answers to your garden questions.
Propagation Team: at the plant sale, you'll be able to receive advice about which of our propagated plants would work best in your garden and where to place your treasures for the best chance of success.
Photography: head to the Crescent Beach Photo Club Tent for advice on taking the best photos of garden specimens.
E N V I R O N M E N T A L
Friends of Semiahmoo Bay: Our Friends will be happy to tell you more about the restoration of our Native Plants Trail and about their efforts to preserve, restore, and protect Boundary Bay.
Langley Environmental Partners Society:
The LEPS is a non-profit, partnership-driven organization founded in 1993 to achieve the mission of "protecting and restoring the natural environment through education, cooperation and action."
Little Campbell Watershed Society: The Little Campbell Watershed Society focuses on activities to preserve, enhance and restore fish, wildlife, water resources and green space within the Little Campbell River Watershed
BC Used Oil Management Association: The BCUOMA aims to facilitate and increase the collection, management and recycling of used oil and used antifreeze materials in British Columbia.
A R T I S T S
BC Bonsai Society, Bonsai
Scarlet Black, Garden Photography
Mark Blaney, Photographic Artist
Joanne Carter, Handmade Glass Bead Jewelry
Crescent Beach Photography Club, Photography
Brass Band Art Group,
Nuvo Music School, Piano, Voice, Guitar, Flute
The Loafing Shed Glass Studio, Blown Glass by Robert Gary Parkes
Deborah Strong, Silk Painting & Coloured Pencil Drawing
Lesley Tannen, Pastels
XBa DanceCo, Contemporary Dance School
- Linda Steele, sculptor, oil & acrylic artist
Kathy Neudorf, photographer
Cheryl Dick, acrylic artist
Sue Klapwijk, watercolourist
This year, our event is in support of our Pond Renovation Project. Sponsored in cooperation by the Darts Hill Conservancy Trust Society and the City of Surrey.
Please Note: The event is rain or shine. The main pathways are gravel with some inclines; they may be suitable for some wheelchair users. Sorry, no pets please.