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Water Wise Garden Opens in Assiniboine Park

June 19, 2015 12:15 PM | News

Water Wise Garden

The new Water Wise Garden in Assiniboine Park opened Friday, June 19, 2015. (APC / FACEBOOK)

WINNIPEG — A new garden featuring more than 500 water wise trees and plants has opened in Assiniboine Park.

The new Water Wise Garden is located in the Mayor’s Grove, just east of the Pavilion, and will play an integral role in the park’s education programs.

“By planting vegetation and using mulches that thrive in Manitoba’s climate, we’ve created a healthy garden that uses water responsibly,” said Gerald Dieleman, director of horticulture for the Assiniboine Park Conservancy. “This is something we can showcase to our visitors that they can then apply to their own gardens at home.”

The Water Wise Garden opened Friday in celebration of Canada’s Garden Day, a national celebration organized by the Canadian Garden Council that encourages Canadians to enjoy their own gardens.

— Staff