Public parks for the public

Photo by Terrence Radford. On the shores of Lake Kingston, Ontario, a Manido Oggan is designed to tell the story of Alderville First Nation, which moved from Kingston area to North Coburg in 1837.

This is the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy some of the great public gardens that this district offers.

As immunization rates continue to rise, we understand the need for a mixed landscape change. Here are some of the landscapes we like to enjoy:

  • Niagara Parks Commission It is a special operator enterprise agency established in 1885 by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports. Today, he oversees more than 3,000 acres[3,000 ha]of public land and the Niagara Parks School, founded in 1936. Niagara Parks’s main attractions include a lush garden, butterfly construction and flower showers. It was rebuilt from the old gardens and small village. We recently had Steve Bamford, Director of the Niagara Parks Commission, in the green file, which gave us a landscape architect’s perspective on many of the park’s great features. https://blubrry.com/greenfile/78822524/green-file-episode-26-steve-barnhart-ontario-association-landscape-architects/
  • We recommend it in southwestern Ontario Whistle parks In Wilsonville, on. Whistle parks have more than 4 miles[4 km]of footpaths on 22 hectares of manicured land, including more than 2,000 species and North America’s largest peony group (1,200 different species encountered at the end of May). https://www.whistlinggardens.ca/
  • To the east, Manido Ogigaan (Spirit Garden) The Alderville First Nation, which moved north from Kingston area to Coborg in 1837, is a new garden on the shores of Lake Ontario, Ontario. It is intended to test the effects of colonialism and cultural integration on indigenous communities with United Empire Loyalist settlers. A useful stop to stop and meditate. https://www.cityofkingston.ca/city-hall/projects-construction/alderville-first-nation-commemoration

Note: The City of Toronto recently approved a $ 2 million grant to build a spiritual garden at Nathan Phillips Square, and we look forward to seeing these important gardens in public places across the country.

  • Of City of Ottawa He takes public gardens seriously. Many of the city’s gardens are managed by the National Capital Commission and promoted by the garden: a self-guided tour of more than 75 public gardens. One of the highlights was the renaissance of the Canadian War Museum, one of the largest in the world, and the Canadian gardens at the Canadian Museum of Natural History in one garden. For a more formal landscape experience, spend some time in the garden of Rido Hall with a unique British feel. https://www.gardenpromenade.ca/
  • Close to home, the Royal Plant Garden (RGB) Take a short walk from Toronto on the GO by arriving at Aldorst station. We recommend that you bring your own bike, which saves time and gives you a better chance of exploring this Niagara Scorpion corner. RBG is undoubtedly a crown jewel for public gardens in Canada. We recently found the new RBG Nancy Rowland in a green file (https://blubrry.com/greenfile/76117801/green-file-episode-21-nancy-rowland-ceo-of-the-royal-botanical-garden/). ) Tell us where you like to meditate is a little princess in Cote d’Ivoire. Take a look at the recently upgraded Rock Garden and Rose Garden, both of which have undergone millions of dollars of renovations since 2018 to put it in the golden range for modern garden design. https://www.rbg.ca/
  • The hero of our hometown, Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) He is one of our favorites. TBG offers the best value on this list: Free access to world-class gardens, in our own backyard (notification – Ben is on the TB board). Take a moment to look at the entrance garden, designed by Piet Odolph, a Dutchman who is the father of the new multi-year design movement. https://torontobotanicalgarden.ca/

When we boldly return to the world, why not enter one of the great public gardens in our own backyard and capture the landscape.

Mark Kulen is a professional gardener, author, distributor, tree advocate and member of the Canadian Order. His son, Ben, is a fourth-generation urban gardener and a graduate of Halifax, Golf University and Dalhousie University. Follow them on markcullen.com, @markcullengardening and on Facebook.

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