Garden City gets a neighbourhood planter


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This article was published 02/07/2021 (703 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

I am excited to share that after careful planning and organizing, Garden City’s new neighbourhood flower planter has arrived.

Residents walking, cycling or driving through Forest Park Drive and Sinclair Street have probably noticed the recent colourful addition to the intersection.

Local residents are known for taking exceptional pride in their properties and we have some of the best gardeners in the city. It is only fitting that Garden City, with all the floral-themed street names, has flowers in public spots to be enjoyed by everyone in our community.

Photo by Daniel Guenther Resident volunteers Bryce Weedmark (left) and Chris Turyk are tending to the new Garden City neighbourhood planter.

The new planter is being managed by the Garden City Residents’ Association and has been ‘adopted’ by local resident volunteers, who will be maintaining the flowers and caring for it throughout the season. That means all the planting, watering and weeding is being done by some amazing volunteers. Local residents Chris Turyk and Bryce Weedmark have graciously agreed to adopt the planter and I would like to thank them for all their hard work.

This community initiative was made possible by a grant from Coun. Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan) in partnership with Riverside Greenhouses. It was a pleasure to work with our councillor to get this project off the ground.

“I am thrilled to support this project for all residents to enjoy throughout the summer. I am proud that all the flowers were grown by Riverside Greenhouses, which is a longtime, family-owned local business,” Sharma said.

While I was helping plant the flowers with other volunteers, it was nice to hear such positive feedback from both pedestrians and drivers. Many people stopped to share their enthusiasm for the new planter, with many commenting on how much it brightened the neighbourhood. The impact of this community project has been incredible. Thank you to everyone who stopped or shared their positive words in our online Facebook community group.

If you are interested in helping with future community beautification projects, please reach out to me. We have a unique and beautiful neighbourhood — but there is always more we can do to keep Garden City green and growing.

A very big thank you to Coun. Sharma, Riverside Greenhouses and our dedicated volunteers for making this project possible.

Daniel Guenther is president of the Garden City Residents’ Association and a community correspondent for his neighbourhood. Email him at:

Daniel Guenther

Daniel Guenther
Garden City community correspondent

Daniel Guenther is president of the Garden City Residents’ Association and a community correspondent for his neighbourhood. Email him at:

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