April 15, 2014
The University of Guelph will be part of Canada Garden Day, a coast-to-coast annual celebration of Canada’s unique garden aesthetic on June 13 this year. The event will start at 12:30 at the Conservatory and Water Garden.

The on-campus Garden Day celebrations will be extra special to mark the University of Guelph’s 50th anniversary, the OAC’s 140th and the 65th anniversary of the OAC Class of 1949.

As part of Canada Garden Day, an initiative of the Canada Garden Council, the university is providing free shuttle buses and tours of its Guelph Turfgrass Institute, Arboretum, Conservatory Gardens, newly-renovated Branion Plaza and Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming.

The celebrations will include music, a ceremonial planting of a tree in the area of the Water Garden, a brief official welcome, refreshments and shuttle buses to deliver guests to the guided tours.

The Class of 1949 has supported the addition of the clock faces on Johnston Hall, the building of the Water Gardens adjacent to the Conservatory, and the restoration of the Portico on Johnston Green. The class also established four annual scholarships for Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management students.

The University’s Canada Garden Day committee looks forward to welcoming the Guelph community to campus on June 13.