CNLA officially supports a proposal to create a national garden of Canada as a centre of excellence which will act to: document past horticultural achievements, host living presentations of green infrastructure, and be a place for public gathering. It will educate Canadians on living green infrastructure by preserving and enhancing the quality of the natural environment, including water/air/flora and fauna.

The mission is to have the Government of Canada support and recognize that a national garden in the Capital Region of Ottawa would benefit all Canadians. Canada is the only G7 Nation without a national garden, so this is an opportunity to establish one that includes building a centre of excellence that educates youth on living green infrastructure and provide a public gathering place to introduce all ages to Canada’s rich garden heritage. By including a research component, it will be a showcase to the world.

CNLA is working closely with Canadensis to see where our efforts can be streamlined to create a national garden in Ottawa. Contact CNLA’s Stacey Porter for more information: stacey@cnla-acpp.ca

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