The volunteers worked on the revitalization project throughout the winter. The beds are now being used and Saturday marks the official unveiling. Photo submitted

Filberg Park in Comox celebrates completion of garden bed revitalization project

Ribbon-cutting event Saturday afternoon

The Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association (FHLPA) volunteer growers have filled the restored garden beds with this year’s seeds, bulbs and seedlings and the 2018 growing season is well under way.

The newly revitalized ‘Liz Stubbs Cutting Garden’ is now ready for its public debut. To mark the completion of this project, the FHLPA will be hosting an official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Garden Tour In Filberg Park on Saturday May 12, at 1 p.m.

The cutting garden improvements took place this winter to provide more durability against the elements of the park’s oceanside location.

Additionally, the new layout allows more space to grow more flowers. Volunteers use the freshly cut flowers to prepare bouquets, which are then displayed and sold in Filberg Park throughout the growing season as a fundraiser for the FHLPA. To complete the project, signage was added to honour the founder of the cutting garden, (Liz Stubbs) and volunteers who continually work tirelessly to manage it.

The project was made possible through many volunteer hours spent on various fundraising efforts and grants from Fortis BC and the BC Museums Association and British Columbia/Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada grant programs.

Various supplies and services were also donated from the community including, Nik’s Concrete Ltd, Baseline Archeological Services and the Town of Comox parks department providing support, soil for garden beds and gravel for paths.

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