Tartan Gardens named ‘Celebration Garden’

Judique's Tartan Gardens has been named a “150th Celebration Gardens” by the Canadian Garden Council in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017.

tartan-gardens-2415JUDIQUE: Tartan Gardens has been named a “150th Celebration Gardens” by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI – in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017.

Containing 1,000 tulip bulbs, the international symbol of friendship and an enduring symbol of Canada’s national ethos of kindness and hospitality, the 150th Celebration Garden is a terrific way to say “Happy Birthday.”

“We feel very fortunate 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,” said Fr. Allan MacMillan, chair of the Tartan Gardens Association.

The garden, consisting of 500 red and 500 white tulip bulbs, generously donated by Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI, will be planted on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, Oct 29 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

On Friday, October 28 at 12 p.m. in Judique at the Tartan Gardens on Route 19 a planting ceremony will take place. Everyone, from seniors to school children and the public, is invited to attend the planting ceremony as the community makes preparations to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday next year.

The local 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 tulips, also donated by Vesey’s, to be planted this fall and bloom next spring adjacent to Niagara Falls, one of the great natural wonders of the world, and one of Canada’s largest gateways for visitors.

The local garden will also be featured on Canada’s Garden Route at: www.canadasgardenroute.ca.

Judique and the Tartan Gardens Association thanked Winnie Rankin for submitting the winning “150th Celebration Garden “application, as well as all those who made this heartwarming program possible: Canadian Garden Council, Vesey’s Bulbs, Canada Post, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Niagara Parks Commission, GardenMaking magazine, Landscape Ontario, Ontario Garden Council, Baxter Travel Media, Enterprise Canada, Gardens BC, Quebec Gardens Association, and VIA Rail Canada.