Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:15 PM

City Parks Designated ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’

Bowring Park Flower Bed

Two parks in the City of St. John's, Bannerman Park and Bowring Park, received the honour of a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation, awarded by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association. 
In celebration of Canada 150, gardens across the country were jury-selected to receive the ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation.

“On behalf of City Council and staff, we are extremely proud that two of our parks have been recognized with this honour,” said Dennis O’Keefe, Mayor of the City of St. John’s. “I encourage all residents to visit our parks regularly and enjoy the beauty that our gardens and landscapes have to offer.”

The awards ceremony was recently held at the North American Garden Tourism Conference in Toronto.

“Canada has a long-standing garden culture,” said Alexander Reford, President of the Canadian Garden Council. “From First Nations gardens that were here long before settlers arrived, to the enormous variety of gardens that every culture has brought to this country since Confederation, gardens – from modest kitchen and community gardens to celebrated botanical and public gardens – have played a role in defining and developing our Canadian aesthetic and quality of life.”

To view the full list of ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation winners, visit Canada’s Garden Route website www.canadasgardenroute.ca.
 
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