Artist Gifts Paintings to the Friends
Liz Thompson and her donated paintings of roses from Government House Gardens. Cards from these paintings may be purchased from the greeters. The roses (from left): just joey hybrid tea; royal sunset climber; Jane Rogers rose (hybrid tea).
The most important of the roses is the Jane Rogers rose* (hybrid tea). It is named for Elizabeth Jane Rogers, wife of B.C. Lieutenant Governor Robert Gordon Rogers (1983-1988). The floral designers group is a direct result of her request in 1984 for flowers to decorate Government House. The special rose grows in both the sunken rose garden and the flower designers’ garden. The cuttings were started by Carol Dancer.
From left: Liz Thompson (floral designers garden), Patti Shaughnessy, and Sheila Connelly.
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The CBC recently visited Government House gardens.
Enjoy this gallery of colorful blooms!
Thank You Volunteers!
The Friends Board is grateful for your hard work, commitment to our goals, and the valuable contribution of your time, energy, and talents – whether you volunteer in the gardens, or in non-gardening activities.
Our volunteers make a global difference; collectively, every outdoor space creates a colorful blend of scent and sight that offers visitors of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds a tranquil setting that engages all the senses and provides a welcoming urban oasis.
This year in particular is a milestone for the Friends, and you, its hard-working volunteers. The Friends is celebrating 30 years of ensuring that Government House gardens and grounds remains a treasured place for the residents of British Columbia and visitors. The Friends could not have kept the Lieutenant Governor’s estate at its consistent level of excellence, worthy of a national historic site designation, without your help.
Congratulations to all volunteers
on our 30th anniversary!
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