Joan and Kiersten Duncan are organizing the annual plant exchange on Thornhill

Joan and Kiersten Duncan are organizing the annual plant exchange on Thornhill

Annual plant exchange on Thornhill

Free event for families to meet neighbours over coffee and treats while they trade plants, bulbs, and gardening items.

Thornhill residents are buzzing with excitement as neighbours take advantage of the sunny spring weather to dig up plants to exchange at the third annual Thornhill Plant Swap on Sunday, April 12th, in the parking lot of Thornhill Hall.

“We’re hoping to get more people out from across Maple Ridge this year. We’ve had a great turnout previously” said Joan Duncan, founder of the yearly gardening event. “Now’s the time to get ready for spring. It’’s also a great opportunity to recycle extra plants instead of composting them.”

Duncan stressed that this is a free event for families to gather, rain or shine, and meet their neighbours over a cup of coffee and treats while they trade plants, bulbs, and any gardening related items.

“People get quite excited when they see the selection. It’s always a lot of fun” noted Coun. Kiersten Duncan, Joan’s daughter who helps with the event.

The two spent Tuesday setting up signs and delivering posters.