Amherstburg has received a special honour as part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebration.
The Canadian Garden Council, in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, announced 150 gardens and garden experiences that have been awarded the “Canada 150 Garden Experience” designation.
Amherstburg’s King’s Navy Yard Park is one of the 150 recipients of this award nationwide.
“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.”
“The gardens that will bloom this spring and the great care in designing a replica of the Canada 150 logo in our signature garden bed, will be a spectacular show for all to enjoy along our waterfront,” adds Mayor Aldo DiCarlo. “Amherstburg will be hosting exciting Canada 150 events throughout the year, many of which will take place in our beautiful gardens and downtown.”
For more information on the designation awards, visit http://www.gardencouncil.ca/news.php