Peacock king at Windsor Park
GARDENING. A regal peacock now replaces the popular horticultural installation of a dragon perching above a small hobbit’s house at the corner of Dawson Avenue and Fenelon Boulevard in Dorval.
“We decided to change it this year, for the sake of novelty,” said Communication Officer Stéphane Gauthier.
The new mosaiculture is a way for the City to “highlight the beauty of this animal”. The steel structure is ornamented with countless flowers down the peacock’s back. Rows of plants and flowers form at the base three semicircles to create the pattern of an elegant, rainbow-coloured tail.
More plants, flowers and rocks will be arranged around the sculpture in the coming days to put the finishing touch on the latest park dweller.
Fans of the former Hobbit movie-inspired installation can take solace in the fact that Smaug will live on. While the hobbits’ house has officially retired, the dragon will find a new home at the Surrey Aquatic and Community Centre.
The peacock is looking down at his unfinished tail.