Mayor Ed Mayne proclaimed 2022 as Year of the Garden in City of Parksville, on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Mayor Ed Mayne proclaimed 2022 as Year of the Garden in City of Parksville, on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Mayor proclaims 2022 Year of the Garden in the City of Parksville

Milner Gardens offers information for area residents

Passion for gardening has never been more evident than during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many stayed close to home turning yards into practical and beautiful garden sanctuaries, a trend which is likely to continue.

At a recent Parksville city council meeting, Coun. Teresa Patterson introduced a motion to declare 2022 as “Year of the Garden in Parksville.”

Approved by council, the motion also endorsed the concept of minimal mowing in May for residential yards within Parksville. To recognize the Canadian initiative, Mayor Ed Mayne proclaimed 2022 as “Year of the Garden in the City of Parksville”.

READ MORE: Webpage being created in celebration of ‘Year of the Garden’ in 2022

The Canadian Garden Council proclaimed 2022 as “Year of the Garden in Canada” to recognize the centennial of Canada’s ornamental horticulture sector on the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association. This year is an opportunity for new and seasoned gardeners to go out into their own gardens, visit a public garden, an urban park or garden centre, or participate in a garden activity or festival to enhance their passion for gardens and gardening. Information and how to get involved may be found at livethegardenlife.gardenscanada.ca.

To celebrate the “Year of the Garden 2022”, Milner Gardens and Woodland (2179 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach) invites residents to help sustain interest in gardens throughout the year, and has created a local resources guide with information, activities and events.

– NEWS Staff, submitted

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