‘Tulip Watch’ is on for Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation Canada 150th Celebration Gardens

Toronto, May 5, 2017 – Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is on Canada’s Garden Route in 2017, as one of 150 recipients of the ‘Canada 150 Celebration Gardens’ distributed across Canada. These “Canada 150th Celebration Gardens” celebrate the beauty of neighbourhood gardens for Canada’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Confederation.

“We are thrilled to be part of Canada’s Garden Route in 2017 and to be part of the Canadian Garden Council program,” said Andrew Sorbara, Chair, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation.  The program has seen 2000 red and white tulip bulbs planted in public parks in partnership with the City of Toronto.

‘Tulip Watch’ for Blooming Tulips Across Toronto – May 2017

In April and May 2017, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is inviting everyone to be on the lookout for the blooming of Canada 150 tulips, and is sharing the results on social media week by week using the #TulipWatch hashtag. Tulips beds containing these special red and white tulips are also located on the Foundation’s public google map and anyone can share additional locations to add to the watch. Some of the most prominent locations are in Riverdale Park, Victoria Park College, and University of Toronto (King’s College Circle).

Symbolic Link to a Flagship Celebration Garden in Niagara Falls 
The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation celebration gardens are symbolically linked to the 150 Celebration Garden Promenade at Niagara Falls, consisting of 25,000 tulips. Niagara Falls is one of the great natural wonders of the world, and one of Canada’s largest gateways for visitors across the country.

Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation would like to thank all those who made this program possible: Canadian Garden Council, Vesey’s Bulbs, Canada Post, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Niagara Parks Commission, GardenMaking Magazine, Landscape Ontario, Ontario Garden Council, Baxter Travel Media, Enterprise Canada, Gardens BC, Québec Gardens’ Association and VIA Rail Canada.

For more information on Canada’s Garden Route, please see www.canadasgardenroute.ca

About Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation

TPTF has been helping Toronto transform its parks and green spaces since 2002. We work in partnership with the City of Toronto, community groups, neighbourhoods, individuals and the business community to reimagine local parks and improve the health of Toronto’s urban forest by supporting tree planting and stewardship efforts, with a focus on private land. TPTF also works in tandem with the City’s front yard tree program, and the numerous neighbourhood tree advocates across our city.