SILVER SPRINGS IS CELEBRATING CANADA’S SESQUICENTENNIAL IN STYLE!
Sponsored by: The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs
Author: Liz McKay
Last September the The Silver Springs Community Association, The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs and The Edible Garden Group went together to enter a Cross-Canada contest sponsored by The Canadian Garden Council and Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI, to win one of 150 ”150th CELEBRATION GARDENS”. Imagine our surprise and delight when we discovered we were one of the lucky recipients, as we understand the more than 400 gardens entered the contest!
The garden consists of 500 Red and 500 White Tulips, The Red ones have been planted in the shape of a large Maple Leaf surrounded by the White Tulips.
Tulips are the international symbol of friendship and so are a terrific and beautiful way of saying Happy Birthday Canada! Our garden, and 149 gardens planted across Canada, will be symbolically linked to the “Flagship 150th Celebration Promenade”, consisting of 25,000 tulips that are now blooming in Niagara Falls, Ontario, one of the largest gateways for visitors to our Country.
Our Tulips are blooming at “The Half Moon Garden” in The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs. www.botanicalgardensofsilversprings.ca
Our garden will also be featured on Canada’s Garden Route. www.canadasgardenroute.ca
The Tulip Bloom Celebration will begin at 1 PM, Saturday May 27th.
We have a great line-up of activities including Children’s Activities, Music, a short “Unveiling Ceremony” with Dignitaries, Trivia and Entertainment, and best of all Birthday Cake!
PACK UP YOUR LAWN CHAIRS AND JOIN US TO CELEBRATE CANADA’S 150th!!
The Half Moon Garden is located at the top end of the Botanical Gardens. There will be directional signs posted at pertinent intersections to get you to the right spot! Parking is available at the LDS Church adjacent to the Half Moon Garden, attendants will assist you there. This is an outdoor event so please make sure you dress for the weather of the day! If you choose to you can walk the entire length of the Gardens, about 1 km….it can take quite a while if you are stopping to look at the different gardens along the way. Allow yourself lots of time!
Driving Directions to the Event (click on picture)