A Red Deer area business has been awarded a special designation as part of Canada’s 150th birthday.
Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre has received a Canada 150 Garden Experience designation, awarded by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.
A jury selected 150 gardens and garden experiences to receive the designation. The award ceremony was held recently at the North American Garden Tourism Conference in Toronto.
Christine Cornelius, Parkland Nurseries department manager, said Monday that the award represents an accomplishment for all the work they do at the garden centre.
One of the reasons they were selected for the award is because of the year-round activities, including workshops and craft events, offered at the garden centre. This year, from June 17 to 19, they will hold their annual Garden Days.
Cornelius said they will be going all out this year at the garden centre with red and white “to show our Canadian experience.”
The centre, which is located about three km just east of Red Deer on Hwy 11, has brought in a variety of Canadian plants in red and white, such as True North gladiolas, in recognition of the 150th birthday.
A full list of Canada 150 Garden Experience designation winners can be found online at canadasgardenroute.ca