Successful applicants have agreed to :
Based on applications submitted, a review committee will select 150 recipients – ensuring that the ‘150th Celebration Garden’ find themselves across the nation.
Distribution of the Celebration Garden Bulbs – September to October 2016
Thanks to Canada Post, the ‘150th Celebration Gardens’, each consisting of 1,000 tulip bulbs – 500 White Hakuun and 500 Red Impression – will be delivered to each recipient. Each garden will come will a guide about how to plant and care for this special tulip display.
Celebration Garden Planting Ceremonies - October and November 2016
Each ‘150th Celebration Garden’ recipient is expected to organize an official public “150th Celebration Garden Planting Ceremony“ with the participation of seniors, youth and/or school children, dignitaries and the public. Each planting ceremony will be an opportunity to underscore, for the public and media, what this garden represents for your organization or community in terms of celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary and the role of gardens in the history of Canada.
Public Relations Campaign - August 2016 to May 2017
A national public relations campaign via social media will provide media and the public with information about the ‘150th Celebration Garden’ program and activities.
Garden recipients and the public will be provided an opportunity to interact via social media regarding the ‘150th Celebration Garden’ in their community.
FLAGSHIP 150th CELEBRATION GARDEN – NIAGARA FALLS
Thanks to Vesey’s Bulbs, the Niagara Parks Commission will receive 25,000 red and white tulip bulbs which will be planted adjacent to the Falls to create the ‘150th Celebration Garden Promenade’. This Promenade will symbolize the 150 - ‘150th Celebration Garden’ across the country.
CANADA'S GARDEN ROUTE – 150TH CELEBRATION GARDENS
The Canadian Garden Council will feature and promote the 150 - ‘150th Celebration Gardens’ on Canada’s Garden Route www.canadasgardenroute.ca
Canada's Garden Route Spokesperson
Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Getting someone to visit a garden in summer is a snap: we all know gardens are striking in the summer months, with flowers galore. But what about fall? Garden visitors diminish with falling temperatures, as if they’re convinced the show is over as of Labour Day. But it isn’t. There’s still plenty to see in Canada’s public gardens right up until snowfall and even beyond.