Alfred Prins, who has worked at Parkland Nurseries and Garden Centre for 33 years, at a display of items at the gardening centre commemorating Canada’s 150th birthday.

Garden centre receives special 150th birthday designation

Parkland Nurseries going red and white

  • Mar. 20, 2017 12:00 p.m.

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

Just Posted

Police is still looking for Second World War army passport owner

No one has claimed a rare Second World War German army passport… Continue reading

Rent subsidies for Asooahum Crossing tenants sought from Red Deer city council

Coun. Lee feels the city should be ‘last resort’ for housing subsidy requests

Castor murderer denies he’s a killer

Jason Klaus tells courtroom he loved his family who were murdered in December 2013

WATCH news on the go: Replay Red Deer Jan. 21

Watch news highlights from Red Deer and Central Alberta

RDC chosen to host 2019 men’s volleyball national championship

Sports enthusiasts in Red Deer will have more to look forward to… Continue reading

Police is still looking for Second World War army passport owner

No one has claimed a rare Second World War German army passport… Continue reading

DJ Sabatoge and TR3 Band kick off Sylvan Lake’s Winterfest 2018

Central Alberta’s youngest DJ will open for TR3 Band kicking off Town… Continue reading

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

WATCH news on the go: Replay Red Deer Jan. 21

Watch news highlights from Red Deer and Central Alberta

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month