submitted by Doreen Hill
In the early spring of 2016. the Kemptville Horticultural Society decided to re-vamp the gardens at Rotary Park to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada as a Nation in 2017.
Plans were drawn up and the Municipality was contacted with a proposal. The Municipality donated $800 towards plants for the two beds in Rotary Park. The Horticultural Society donated $400 and volunteer labour. Plants were ordered and volunteers from the Horticultural Society prepared the beds and planted 150 Perennials. These beds were tended by the Horticultural Society members throughout the summer.
The Rotary Club were contacted and they donated $500 to buy the 150th Commemorative Tulip Bulbs. Home Hardware had exclusive rights to these bulbs and 500 of the 150th Tulip Bulbs were ordered.
Volunteers from the Horticultural Society planted these bulbs in Rotary Park on Monday and Tuesday of last week.
The Kemptville Horticultural Society hopes that Rotary Park will look beautiful both in the Spring and the Summer of 2017 to mark the 150th Anniversary of Canada as a Nation.