Students from kindergarten to grade 12 and teachers at the Altario School planted 1000 tulip bulbs Fri. Oct. 7 at the entrance of what will be in the spring a new school/community garden. Altario School was one of 150 ‘150th Celebration Gardens’ distributed across Canada. ECA Review/Submitted
Altario School is the recipient of one of 150, ‘150th Celebration Gardens’ being distributed across Canada by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017.
Containing 1000 tulip bulbs, the international symbol of friendship and an enduring symbol of our national ethos of kindness and hospitality, the 150th Celebration Garden is a terrific way to say “happy birthday” to Canada.
“We feel very fortunate,” said Kevin Van Lagen, principal of Altario School,“ to have received one of these Gardens as we understand that the Canadian Garden Council, the organization behind the 150th Celebration Garden program, received more than 400 applications.
The garden, consisting of 500 red and 500 white tulip bulbs, was planted on Oct. 7, at the Altario School with the public in attendance.
The garden, and the other 149 gardens planted across the country, will be symbolically linked to a Flagship 150th Celebration Garden Promenade, consisting of 25,000 to be planted this fall and bloom next spring adjacent to Niagara Falls.
The garden will also be featured on Canada’s Garden Route, www.canadasgardenroute.ca