New Fort Langley CN station manager and floral arranger Andre Erasmus will lead two gardening demonstrations and workshops. (Special to the Langley Advance)

New Fort Langley train station manager leads garden demonstrations

Langley Heritage Society leads two gardening workshops at the train station in June.

Flowers and gardens were always important to life at the CN Rail stations, including the Fort Langley.

Well, the new station manager, Andre Erasmus – who happens to be an accomplished florist with a flair for composition and design – will be leading a series of demonstrations and workshops in the coming weeks.

Reflecting back on history, the CNR agents had garden competitions for many years up and down the lines, said Mark Forsythe, vice-president of the Langley Heritage Society.

This event is part of Garden Days, a coast-to-coast, Canada 150-theme celebration.

The floral art demonstrations, followed by a hands-on workshop, will be held at 11 a.m. on both Saturdays, June 10 and 17.

“Please bring your own container and flowers,” Forsythe said.

The event is being held at the old train station, at the corner of Mavis Avenue, and Glover Road in Fort Langley.