Last Fall, the Spencerville Mill Foundation was one of 150 lucky recipients of 1,000 red and white tulips being distributed across Canada – by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI – in celebration of Canada 150. One of the requirements of the award was to hold a community planting event and despite a deluge of rain, students from Centennial ’67 elementary school, South Grenville High School along with Mill Board members, Edwardsburgh Cardinal Town Council members and other volunteers got the bulbs in the ground.
Now it’s time to celebrate an explosion of colour in the Mill Park with a community picnic where everyone is welcome. Residents and visitors are invited to bring a brown bag lunch or buy lunch and refreshments at the Park. This event will include children’s entertainment, prizes for the most creative red & white decorated bicycles, strollers or other things on wheels and live music by Mary Moore and the Sunnyside Singers.
The most important activity is to enjoy 1,000 blooms. Tulips are an international symbol of friendship and an enduring symbol of our national character of kindness and hospitality.
The Spencerville Celebration 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, adjacent to Niagara Falls, Ontario.
The Spencerville garden will also be listed on Canada’s Garden Route at: www.canadasgardenroute.ca.