Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Egan Davis is the chief instructor of the Horticulture Training Program at the UBC Botanical Garden. He trains students both in the classroom and out in the field in every facet of horticulture. Prior to his position at UBC, he was at VanDusen Botanical Gardens for a decade. As a gardener there, Egan managed many of the botanical collections and was instrumental in the setup and development of the Festival of Lights Christmas light display. Egan received his training as an apprentice at Park & Tilford Gardens where he was the garden foreman for 5 years. Along the way, Egan also spent a year in Saskatchewan maintaining tropical plants at the Mendel Art Gallery Conservatory and propagating plants at the City greenhouse operation. This wonderful career path precipitated from five years in the residential garden maintenance and landscape construction industry. He completed his formal horticultural training at Capilano University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Egan is a very active guest speaker and has been spreading his enthusiasm in this way for many years at professional seminars, garden clubs and on television and radio. For over ten years, Egan has been teaching horticulture to gardening enthusiasts at VanDusen Botanical Gardens both in the Master Gardener program and with the adult education department.