What’s Blooming

We have had some very cold days this spring and many plants are off to a late start.  Our wonderful volunteers have been busy adding annuals to window boxes, containers and garden beds and the Park is alive with colour.  Most flowering trees and shrubs have bloomed as well as early perennials.  Peonies are about a week away from flowering in the west Park but Iris are continuing to bloom.

We have several projects planned for 2024.  A complete renovation of the Water Feature has been completed and our new building on the far east side of the property should be finished in mid to late July.  Construction of new gate posts to match the ones built in 2023 has started. A major project involving our four beds of Asiatic Lilies in the West Park will continue through to fall.  Unfortunately all plants have been removed due to a fungal pathogen.  Some have been destroyed and others will be watched to see if they can be salvaged and replanted in the fall.  We are very grateful to have funding for this project from the Alberta Regional Lily Society.

Canada Day     July 1st   1:00 – 4:00 pm

On Canada Day we are fortunate to have some beautiful music in our Gazebo.  Sturgeon County residents Jan & Jim Baker and St. Albert’s Barbara Leah Meyer will perform original, folk, roots and some Canadiana covers.  Music begins at 1:30 and they will play until 3:15 with a break in the middle.  We will have chairs set up but if you have a folding chair that is easy to transport you are welcome to bring it.

Stop by our volunteer tent for information about the Park and have a glass of cold lemonade…we are hoping for a warm day!

 

 

Gift Shop & Patio are now open    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily

It was a busy opening day on May 11th for our Gift Shop.  Please stop by to check out the plants on the patio and all of our new items in the Shop when you are visiting the Park.  Visitors can also pick up our Guided Walking Tour brochure before they head out to see the gardens.

Please see our Gift Shop page for more information.

 

 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Park in 2023.  Through donations we have been able to complete several new additions in the Park as well as adding more engraved bricks to Memory Lane in the west Park.  Bricks are no longer available but due to the popularity of this fundraiser, volunteers are considering a similar project in the future.

The Park itself is always open and visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens throughout the year. Please see our Visitor Information page for more information about your visit.

Thank you for your support during the year with your donations, purchases from the Gift Shop and Plant Sales.