The 23rd annual Tribute to the Trees promises to be an event to remember. Get out your best bib and tucker and join the fun. Gate opens at 3:30 PM. Come early and enjoy the Silent Auction, Gardens Boutique, raffles, al fresco supper or your own picnic. Call the Box Office today (530)235-4740 for tickets and dinner reservations. To add to the enjoyment of the evening, black and white attire is encouraged. For more information click on Tribute to the Trees on this website.
Posted by Judy
The annual planting day for the Botanical Gardens has been scheduled for Saturday, May18 from 10:00AM -Noon. Bring your favorite trowel, gloves and kneeling or knee pads. The weather promises to be be perfect. Over 1500 impatiens, tuberous begonias and ageratum to plant so come one, come all. For more information call 530-235-4674.
Posted by Judy
Posted by Judy
The ‘President Roosevelt’ rhododendrons are blooming now and what spectacular blooms! The rounded trusses of bright rose flowers fade to white in the center and are framed by green leaves accented by irregularly shaped yellow centers. The Gardens contain a number of this variety of rhody and, when the sun is shining on them through the forest canopy, they shine like headlights. By the way, they’re named after President Teddy Roosevelt.
- Posted by Candace, Horticulturalist
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The 2012 Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens Photo Contest presented a beautiful array of photographs that truly captured the beauty and activities of the Botanical Gardens. This year the photographs, showcased at the Boxcar Gallery in Dunsmuir, were also part of the Fall Art Walk on Saturday, October 20. All who viewed the photographs during the month of October were asked to participate in the People’s Choice Award. 275 votes were cast with Selina Darger’s “Calla Lily” winning this coveted prize.
Botanical Gardens Board Vice-President, Vicki Yerkes, stated, “The 53 entries received during this year’s contest are beautiful and we look forward to being able to use them to promote the Botanical Gardens in the future. We are so pleased to see the increased participation in the contest with more participants in all three Divisions, Youth, Professional and Adult, and twice as many entries as last year.” Judges for this year’s contest were Audra Gibson, Gibson Color Photography, Tim Corcoran, Tim Corcoran Photography, and Bob Swanson, Bob Swanson Images.
First Place: Leon St. Pierre "Hope"
Second Place: Leon St. Pierre "Passion"
Third Place: LindaSue Runnels "Snow in the Autumn Leaves"
First Place: Bettina Darger "Fern"
Second Place: Carlee Ann Punt "Fern"
Third Place: Carlee Anne Punt "Fiddlehead"
First Place: Jenny Signor "Pirouette"
Second Place: Jenny Signor "Spotlight"
First Place: LindaSue Runnels "It’s All About the Trees"
Second Place: Vicki Yerkes "Fern"
Third Place: Judy Harvey "Harriet’s Tree"
First Place: Carly Turner Bartoe "Intrigued by Acorns"
Second Place: Megan Melo "Life at a Tilt"
First Place: Jenny Signor "Nestles"
CATEGORY: PEOPLE IN NATURE
First Place: LindaSue Runnels "Fishing in the Sacramento"
Second Place: Leon St. Pierre "A Day With Granddaughter"
Third Place: MaryAnn Czermak "Rehearsal"
YOUTH: No Youth entries in this category
PROFESSIONAL: No Professional entries in this category
First Place: Judy Harvey "On the Prowl"
First Place: Megan Melo "Buzzing in the Forest"
First Place: Jenny Signor "Buzzed"
ADULT DIVISION WINNER: Leon St. Pierre "Hope"
YOUTH DIVISION WINNER: Bettina Darger "Fern"
PROFESSIONAL DIVISION WINNER: Jenny Signor "Buzzed"
BEST OF SHOW: Leon St. Pierre "Hope"
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Selina Darger "Calla Lily"
Labels: 2012 Photo Contest Winners
Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens is seeking a local artist to create this year’s promotional artwork for its Tribute to the Trees concert. This year’s event is scheduled for June 15, 2013, and the theme is
“Puttin’ on the Ritz” - A Black and White Affair.
Preliminary concepts should be submitted no later than January 11, 2013. They will be reviewed in January. The Concert Steering Committee will make the final selection in February based on design and cost considerations. Interested persons should contact Arlene Dinges for further details at 530-235-9874.