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Art at Council November 28, 2017 - Children's Garden
Posted Date: November 29, 2017

Town Centre Children's Garden 2We are moving tonight’s Art at Council to the great outdoors by focusing on the Children’s Garden located in front of the Recreation Complex. The Children’s Garden was designed by the City’s horticulture crew. When selecting pieces for the garden, staff chose flowers and plants based on visual stimulation and if they were nice to touch. Planting took place this past May and 2 months later the protective fencing came down and the garden was open for kids to explore.

The garden has a number of unique features including:
• a living tunnel and dome made from willow whip that is large enough for children to pass through;
• a path made from rounds repurposed from cedar trees removed from Murray Street; and
• a topiary cedar horse named Gregory.

Lastly, the garden also features planters for children from daycare classes at the Recreation Centre to grow food, sow seeds, plant bulbs, and inspire creativity.

You can watch Art at Council in the window below. Art at Council begins at the 20 second mark.