Spring has finally arrived. Saskatoons are blooming and the spicy fragrance of golden currant is floating through the coulees - a perfect time to host horticulturalist June Flanagan at Café Galt on Wednesday, May 19 beginning at 7 p.m. to learn about the natural treasures in the outdoor exhibit - the Centennial Native Prairie Plant Garden.
Explore what is in bloom in the garden and throughout the Oldman River Valley, and get a preview of the wildflowers to come this summer during this illustrated presentation of botanical prairie jewels, followed by a guided tour of the garden with horticulturalist and author June Flanagan.
The Centennial Native Prairie Plant Garden is a partnership project for the Lethbridge & District Horticultural Society, the Alberta Native Plant Council and the Galt Museum & Archives. After several years of planning, planting and growing, it was officially opened in September 2009.
"I love the location of the garden," says Flanagan, who designed the garden.
"On the edge of the coulees, it is the perfect site to have a glimpse into our natural environment. When plants are blooming in the garden, you know they are also blooming in the coulees."
Jewels of the Prairie is the final Café Galt program exploring theme in the related exhibit Treasures & Curiosities http://www.galtmuseum.com/exhibits-treasures.htm on display at the Galt Museum & Archives.
Originally scheduled to close May 20, it will now close on Monday, May 24 at 5 p.m.
Café Galt is free with admission and for annual pass holders, and includes exhibit
access and refreshments. Doors open at 6 p.m. for exhibit viewing. For details
visit http://www.galtmuseum.com/, call 403.320-3954, or email