Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Residents and visitors have about a week left to enjoy the Halifax Public Gardens before this beautiful space closes its gates for the winter season. The Gardens will officially close on Monday, Nov. 16, bringing to an end an award-winning and memorable year.
In partnership with CN Rail, the Public Gardens was a featured stop on Canada’s Garden Route; the free summer concert series at the bandstand was a resounding hit with all ages; and municipal gardener Amy Soosaar-Joseph was the inaugural recipient of the Suellen Murray Educational Bursary, presented by the Friends of the Public Gardens.
Amy is the driving force behind the Gardens’ widely popular Dahlia display, including organizing the annual Dahlia Day celebration. The bursary helped send Amy to Long Island, New York, in September for the American Dahlia Society Centennial Show.
She returned with multiple blue ribbons, including “Best Waterlily” for the Hollyhill Blackwidow in the new grower category, and five Dahlias won first place in the open competition for all of North America: Hollyhill Blackwidow, Cornel, Ivanetti, Tiny Treasure and Camano Puff.
For more information on the Public Gardens, please visit http://www.halifax.ca/publicgardens.