Our Home & Native Bloom

Dates

Jun 7 – Jul 8

Location

Richmond City Hall, Richmond, BC, Canada Event Website

Upcoming Events

June 7 – TALK: Native Edible and Medicinal Plants
June 8 – OPENING REMARKS: Mayor and Council & PERFORMANCE: Tonye Aganaba
June 14 – TALK: Fluvial and Invasive Species
June 15 – MUSIC IN THE PLAZA: Good For Grapes
June 21 – TALK & ART ACTIVITY: Our Home and Native Bumblebees
June 22 – MUSIC IN THE PLAZA: Shyama-Priya and Desirée Dawson
June 28 – WORKSHOP: The Art of Ikebana Pre-registration required.
June 29 – MUSIC IN THE PLAZA: Clutë
July 5 – Weaving Wagon Pop-Up Studio
July 6 – MUSIC IN THE PLAZA: Shyama-Priya and Adam Robert Thomas
July 7 – PLANT SALE: performance by Em Chambers
July 8 – PLANT SALE: performance by Bre McDaniel

Throughout June, City Hall Plaza will blossom forth with a tribute to the biodiversity and beauty of Richmond’s native plants. Visitors are invited to enjoy the floral display as well as a series of musical performances, educational talks and family-friendly activities that will activate the Plaza during the installation period.

The majority of species featured in the Our Home and Native Bloom design are significant both for native pollinators such as bees and butterflies and as constituents of forest understory, bogs, foreshore marshes and shrub lands across Richmond and the lower mainland. Richmond’s island ecology sets the stage for the celebration of intrinsic ecosystem services essential to human and natural environments, such as flood storage, water filtration, temperature mitigation, pollination, carbon storage and soil stabilization.

This native species floral design was selected through an open design charrette competition attended by landscape architecture students and early career professionals in December 2016. The City is pleased to announce the winning design team from the UBC School of Landscape Architecture: Nicole Alden, Patrick Beech, Genevieve Depelteau, John Musil and Allison Tweedie.

Our Home and Native Bloom will officially open on June 7, 2017, and will end on July 7 and 8 with a celebratory plant sale event; all potted plants will be on sale to the public. A great way to add a bit of “Our Home and Native Bloom” to your own garden.

This project is a collaboration between the City of Richmond Public Art Program, Engineering Sustainability, Parks Services and Richmond Canada 150.

May 6 – Dec 31

City of Richmond GeoTour – Canada 150 Series Richmond BC

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Jul 29

Chinese Art & Cultural Festival Lansdowne Centre

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Aug 12 – Aug 13

Richmond Maritime Festival Britannia Shipyards

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Aug 12

The Pull of the Net Series: A View from the Harbour Gulf of Georgia Cannery

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Aug 16

East Richmond: Then and Now Summer Fun Night King George Park

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Aug 19 – Aug 25

150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Minoru Park

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Aug 20

London Family Farm Day London Heritage Farm

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Aug 26 – Aug 27

Summer Vancouver 2017: Richmond Canada 150 Richmond Olympic Oval

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Aug 30

Summer West Fest – Celebrate the Past with the Future West Richmond Community Centre

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Sep 1 – Sep 2

Richmond World Festival Minoru Park

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September 2017

High School Concert Series Richmond Secondary Schools

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Sep 10 – Nov 19

Eternal Return: Exhibition and Public Programs Richmond Art Gallery

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Sep 23

The Pull of the Net Series: Fisher Poets Afternoon Gulf of Georgia Cannery

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Sep 29

The Voice of the River Information Coming Soon

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Sep 29 – Oct 1

Richmond Culture Days Various Locations Around Richmond

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Sep 30

Richmond HarvestFest

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Oct 7

Harvest Full Moon Project: The 150 Year Journey City Centre Community Centre

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Coming Soon

CreART 2017 Gateway Theatre

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Nov 30

Artrich 2017 Opening Reception Richmond Art Gallery

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Dec 1 – Dec 31

ArtRich 2017 Richmond Art Gallery

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All Year Long

Free Regular Admission at Parks Canada Sites Gulf of Georgia Cannery

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