|DUNRAE GADENS AWARDED A CANADA 150 CELEBRATORY GARDEN|
MONTREAL, OCTOBER 24, 2016 – With Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday only months away, Dunrae Gardens Elementary School (235 Dunrae) in Town of Mount Royal will be celebrating in style, having been chosen to host one of 150 Celebration Gardens across Canada. The garden will be planted on Thursday, November 3 (1:35 p.m.).
Awarded by the Canadian Garden Council, in collaboration with Vesey’s Bulbs of Prince Edward Island, the garden will consist of 500 red and 500 white tulips. This particular flower was chosen as it is an international symbol of friendship, ensuring that the garden will serve as an enduring symbol of Canada’s ethos of kindness and hospitality.
“We feel very fortunate to have received one of these Gardens,” said Principal Elena Zervas. “Our garden will be symbolically linked to the others across Canada as well as to the flagship 150th Celebration Garden Promenade, consisting of 25,000 tulips, in Niagara Falls.”
Dunrae Gardens School would like to thank Pietro Gasparrini for submitting the winning ‘150th Celebration Garden’ application as well as all those that made this heartwarming program possible: Canadian Garden Council, Vesey’s Bulbs, Canada Post, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Niagara Parks Commission, Garden Making magazine, Landscape Ontario, Ontario Garden Council, Baxter Travel Media, Enterprise Canada, Gardens BC, Québec Gardens’ Association and VIA Rail Canada.
Michael J. Cohen