The Friends of the Acadian Forest held their annual Native Plant Sale at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens on a very rainy Saturday in June. Despite the downpours, over 800 individuals came out to purchase native plants and learn about ecological gardening. More than 4000 native plants found new homes in places as far away as New Brunswick, PEI and Cape Breton.

We are very pleased to announce that the Friends non-profit society that is comprised of 15 volunteer community members, raised $14,000 to support plant conservation at the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens. This year, the group donated $10,000 of the money raised at the plant sale to the Irving Biodiversity Collection Seed Bank. Click here for more information on Acadia’s Seed bank. We’d like to extend a big thank you to all of the community members who attended the plant sale and helped make this generous donation towards preservation of native plants a reality.