The Sooke Children’s Garden Club is about to reap the fruit of its labour.
As it turns out, the club is the recipient of one of 150th Celebration Gardens across Canada 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 garden is an international symbol of friendship and an enduring symbol of Canada’s national ethos of kindness and hospitality, said Anne Boquist, one of the garden club’s volunteers.
“The 150th Celebration Garden is a terrific way to say happy birthday to our home and native land,” Boquist said.
More than 400 applications were put through by similar garden clubs from throughout the province.
The garden, consisting of 500 red and 500 white tulip bulbs, will be planted at the Sooke Region Museum in late October.
“Everyone from seniors to school children and the public are invited to attend the planting ceremony as our community makes preparations to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday next year,” Boquist said.
Exact date of the event is to be announced.