April Meeting and Members' Plant Sale featuring Ger van den Beuken: NOTE 2 talks beginning at 11 am

Apr 7, 2019 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Ger will offer 2 presentations at this meeting.  Bring your lunch!

  • "The Best Alpines of the Dolomites and the Alps" -11am - noon

  • "Cultivation and Propagation of the Genus Saxifraga" - 1:30

First plant sale of the new season.

  • Bring a plant and bring a friend!
  • Plant sale starts at 12:30. (Donations received before 11 or after 12. Volunteers want to hear the talk.)

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Presentation

Talk 1 (11am) The Best Alpines of the Dolomites and the Alps followed by another Talk 2 (1:30pm) Cultivation and Propagation of the Genus Saxifraga (porphyrion, saxifragae and lingulatae)

Ger van den Beuken
Ger will share with us his favourite alpine plants from his many travels in the mountains of Europe. In his second presentation, Ger will help us to understand how he has managed to propagate and grow Saxifraga successfully in his his nursery in the Netherlands, a very non-alpine environment.

Speaker

Ger van den Beuken

Ger runs a small nursery, specializing rare alpines in the Netherlands. His interest in alpines started about 35 years ago, during his first treks in the mountains. He particularly focused on the high alpine vegetation such as Saxifraga, Androsace, Dionysia and Daphne. However, growing alpines in the lowlands of the Netherlands presented many challenges. Ger and his wife Mariet have traveled extensively in Europe, North and South America, China, New Zealand and Turkey to see plants in the wild. He is currently the president of the Dutch alpine garden Society (NRV). Additionally he is the vice-president of the Saxifraga Society in England.

Location

Toronto Botanical Garden

777 Lawrence Ave. E
Toronto, ON