Be a FOG for a day with the Friends of UBC Botanical Garden (FOGs)

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UBC Botanical Garden - Reception Centre

6804 SW Marine Drive

Vancouver, V6T 1Z4

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Be a FOG for a day with the Friends of the Garden (FOGs) at UBC Botanical Garden

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You are invited to meet a unique group of volunteers in the beautiful UBC Botanical Garden. Their activities range from organizing events to propagating plants, study groups and much more.

The Friends of UBC Botanical Gardens (FOGs) invite you for coffee, a look at what is in bloom in the Gardens, a speaker presentation, a private tour of the gardens and a visit to the places where FOGs work to support this special Garden.

More information about FOGs: https://botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/fogs/

Contact: steffany1walker@hotmail.com

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6804 SW Marine Drive

Vancouver, V6T 1Z4

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