Attention photographers: After Seven Years of an annual photo contest, the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens Photo Contest Committee has voted to change the format from an annual contest to a biennial contest beginning immediately. The next contest will be held in the Fall of 2018.
The committee thanks all past participants and encourages interested parties to keep your camera handy while visiting the gardens as we look forward to seeing new photos in 2018.
Photo Contest Committee
Category: Artistically Enhanced
First Place and Adult Division Winner: David Sjostedt “Coleus”
Second Place: David Sjostedt “Watercolor”
Third Place: David Sjostedt “Bleeding Hearts”
First Place: Patty Hood “Star Maple”
Second Place: Patty Hood “Forgotten”
Third Place: Barbara Valenzuela “What’s Up?”
First Place: Zeke Buchert “Summer River”
Category: People In Nature
First Place: Linda Price “Family Fun”
Second Place: Bob Baldo “Catch of the Fall”
Third Place: Cora Sue Swords “Untitled”
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First Place, Professional Division Winner and Peoples Choice Award:Traci Kivela “New Beginnings”
Second Place: Traci Kivela “It Started With A Kiss”
Third Place: Traci Kivela “Love is a New Addition”
First Place: Zeke Buchert “Old Man and the River”
Second Place: Zeke Buchert “Daydreaming Grandfather”
First Place: Patty Hood “Forest Gems”
Second Place: Patty Hood “Spring Glory”
Third Place: Patty Hood “Morning Light”
First Place and Youth Division Winner: Zeke Buchert “Explosion of Blue”
First Place: Bob Baldo “Moss Scape”
First Place: Zeke Buchert “Spring Wall”
CATEGORY: PEOPLE IN NATURE
First Place: Zeke Buchert “One With The River”
First Place: Patty Hood “Viburnum Lace”
Second Place: Dave Sjostedt “Morning Glow”
First Place: Zeke Buchert “Rhododendron Splendor”
Second Place: Zeke Buchert “New Life”
First Place: Lindsey Culotta “Heron”
No YOUTH entries in this category
BEST OF SHOW: Patty Hood “Viburnum Lace”
ADULT DIVISION WINNER: Patty Hood “Viburnum Lace”
YOUTH DIVISION WINNER: Zeke Buchert “One With The River”
PEOPLES CHOICE: Bob Baldo “Moss Scape”
First Place: Gretchen Barlow “Japanese Maple”
Third Place: Linda Sue Runnels “Fairies Dancing in the Woodlands”
First Place: Carlee Punt “Leading Light”
Second Place: Carlee Punt “Fall”
No other YOUTH entries in this category
First Place: Linda Sue Runnels “A Peaceful Spring”
Second Place: Bob Baldo “Dunsmuir Splash”
Thrid Place: Linda Sue Runnels “Make A Wish”
First Place: Zeke Buchert “River Foliage”
Second Place: Carlee Punt “Red Maple”
Third Place: Zeke Buchert “River Boulders”
CATEGORY: PEOPLE IN NATURE
First Place: Gretchen Barlow “Garden Princess”
Second Place: Linda Sue Runnels “Plein Air Painting in the Gardens”
Third Place: Linda Price “Tribute to the Trees”
First Place: Zeke Buchert “Flyfishing”
Second Place: Carlee Punt “Sitting Pretty”
Third Place: Carlee Punt “Patrick’s Snack”
First Place: Victoria Yerkes “Busy as a B–“
Second Place: Dave Sjostedt “Autumn Hunger”
Third Place: Victoria Yerkes “Bird”
No YOUTH entries in this category
BEST OF SHOW: Zeke Buchert “Flyfishing”
ADULT DIVISION WINNER: Linda Sue Runnels “A Peaceful Spring”
YOUTH DIVISION WINNER: Zeke Buchert “Flyfishing”
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER: Linda Sue Runnels ” Make A Wish”
Judges: Taryn Burkleo Photograpy by Taryn, Heinz Danzberger Red Door Gallery, Kevin Lahey Kevin Lahey Photography
The 2014 Botanical Gardens Photo Contest winners were announced at the Gallery Show and Reception held October 10 at the Siskiyou Arts Museum. Please return to see their photos here beginning in November 2014.
The new and long-awaited Interpretive Signs have been installed in the Botanical Gardens. The four, full color laminated signs give information on the geological context of the Gardens, the Crevice Rock Garden, the flora and fauna of the river setting and the native plants endemic to the Gardens. The signs are placed in different locations throughout the Gardens so visitors can enjoy them as they stroll throughout the beds.
This project was made possible through funding from the Union Pacific Foundation, Shasta Regional Community Foundation, the Don and Florence Bottega family and the many private donors to the Botanical Gardens. This commitment to the mission of the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, to provide horticultural education to the members of the Dunsmuir Community and the people who visit here, is greatly appreciated.
The Gardens’ Board of Directors also wishes to thank Dunsmuir Recreation and Parks Board members, Jerry Totten and Brian Wilson, for installing the signs, Bowen Saunders who worked so hard digging the eight post holes, Linda Price of LP Designs for her design and layout of the signs, the experts in their fields who contributed the specific information for the individual signs and Gardens’ Horticulturalist, Candace Miller.
The Road Scholars made their annual stop at the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens for an evening meal hosted by the Botanical Gardens Board of Directors during their inter-generational tour of northern California on June 24th. The Botanical Gardens Board will host another group of Road Scholars visiting the Gardens on July 22, 2014.
The children, ages 6-10, and their grandparents came from Michigan, Ohio, British Columbia, Washington and California to experience life in a true railroad town and the fun and “can-do” attitude of the “Boxcar Children” in the book series written by Gertrude Chandler. The group stayed in the cabooses at Railroad Park. During their 3 day stay in Dunsmuir, they visited Hedge Creek Falls, Mt. Shasta City Park and the headwaters of the Sacramento River, the Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, the Dunsmuir Railroad Museum and Shasta Caverns.
After a home cooked meal of gazpacho, lasagna, rice and vegetable casserole, salad, garlic bread, ice cream and brownies, the 26 Road Scholars toured the Botanical Gardens with Gardens’ horticulturalist, Candace Miller, or played in the Children’s playground.
Road Scholar is the name of the program developed and offered by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in life-long learning. Road Scholar has enrolled more than 5 million participants in its educational adventures world-wide since its founding in 1975.
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Save the date for the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens’ 25th anniversary celebration on June 21, 2015. You won’t want to to miss this very special Tribute to the Trees!
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Update your calendars and devices now. One of Siskiyou County’s most long-standing events celebrates its 25th Anniversary on June 20, 2015. The Board of the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens requests your company as the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra presents its annual Tribute to the Trees concert. The meadow will be decked out in style for this very special Silver Serenade and catered supper. Only 300 dinner tickets will be available, so be sure to reserve your spot as soon as they go on sale in the spring. Grab some glam and let your silver shine for this gala summer tradition.
The Gate opens at 3:30 PM with an al fresco supper served at 5:00 PM followed by a concert at 6:30 PM featuring the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra.
Tickets for the event may be purchased soon.