Volunteer recognition 2021 – Sharon Lawson

Sharon Lawson has been an outstanding volunteer at Darts Hill Garden since 2008. Her 30+ years of experience at the City of Burnaby Parks Department along with a lifelong pursuit of knowledge about plants and gardens has made her an extremely knowledgeable and hardworking volunteer in the garden.

Sharon began volunteering with the Propagation Group quickly helping the group to become more organized and to expand the selection of plants and trees offered for sale. While a member of this group Sharon designed and managed the construction and planting of the beautiful display green at Heron Park in Crescent Beach which has matured into a lovely garden. Sharon also joined the Darts Hill Guides utilizing her impressive plant identification skills to inform our visitors. And that’s not all. She is also very involved with the Collections Committee where her plant knowledge and plant nursery hunting are very valuable. Sharon is also a big part of the Labelling Group working to identify and label all of the plants in the garden. She is dogged in her dedication to this task, taking on many of the beds on her own. And to fill in her spare time you will often see her in the garden weeding, planting and getting rid of invasive plants.

Sharon is a very impressive and valuable volunteer at Darts Hill Garden and we are very lucky to have her not only on board but actually on the DHCTS Board.