July 3, 2020
A Guelph, Ont., media outlet recently featured a story on Landscape Ontario member and past president, Paul Brydges, who donated 750 Liberation 75 tulips to the Guelph Cenotaph.

Brydges, a landscape architect and owner of Brydges Landscape Architecture, planted the tulips last fall, in memory of his grandfather and great uncle who each served in the Second World War.

Emerging for all to enjoy this spring, the orange Liberation 75 tulips mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian troops at the end of the war. Brydges planted another 75 tulips at his house and donated 75 to Guelph Collegiate (GCVI) as part of a national campaign to plant 1.1 million of the tulips to honour the number of Canadians who served in the Second World War.

A Vimy oak, also donated by Brydges, grows behind the cenotaph in memory of Brydges’ great uncle Norman who died in France shortly after the battle of Vimy Ridge.