They came, they saw, they politely admired.
The Badlands Community Garden Society held its 2011 Garden Tour. Once again, the event was a great success as they toured seven gardens in central Drumheller and three in East Coulee.
The day wrapped up at the Heartwood Inn where awards were presented. Brenda Harper’s garden won the people’s choice award. She won a handcrafted wooden wheelbarrow and well, which an inmate at the Drumheller Institution made.
Now that the Garden Tour is complete, the society is back to work. They broke ground on the Heritage Garden at the site, known as PetroCanada Park, and have been making great progress.
“We have the trees and the shrubs, and in late August will get the perennials in,” said Marion.
She said this season they expect to get the shrub land in the centre of the site completed as well as the trees and perennials planted, the pergola erected and picnic table area. They are hoping to put in the conifer stand and rock garden too if everything goes smoothly.
“It is going to look pretty nice, we are getting lots of help from the inmates again, as well as volunteers from town,” said Marion following a work bee over the August long weekend.
They are planning another work bee on Saturday, August 20, and hope to have a grand opening in September.
More information on the activities of the Badlands Community Garden Society can be found at www.badlandsgardens.ca.