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Botanical Garden closing in on master plan

Botanical Garden closing in on master plan

Excitement builds at Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden as the 15-year Master Plan nears completion. On Jan. 10 Garden members saw the layout plan showing this vital roadmap for the next years.  Eileen Finn and Leila Zeppelin of landscape architecture firm Lees + Associates presented the plan, including examples of signage, wayfinding, new pathways and plantings, and a more detailed plan of a revamped and greatly improved entrance.

botanical garden plan picFinn says: “The Master Plan lays out a powerful vision. This is a huge step in solidifying the Botanical Garden’s place as a true treasure of the Sunshine Coast and the province, an exciting milestone. We are proud of the work that has been accomplished in collaboration with the Garden’s Master Plan Committee and board, as well as botanical gardens experts from UBC, Toronto, and the UK.”

Phase One revamps the way visitors find and enter the Garden, creating an experience of happy anticipation, and choices of how to proceed to destinations such as the Working Garden (vegetables, seniors, potting, bees) and an expanded Coastal Garden. As weather warms, we will offer walkabouts with the Plan in hand to explain this vision of the future.

Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden is at 5941 Mason Road, Sechelt, and is open four days a week during winter, Friday to Monday 11am-4 pm, by donation. For information, visit www.coastbotanicalgarden.org . Submitted

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