Sherbrooke garden team wins for frogs
LastFriday, the horticultural team from the City of Sherbrooke received one of the top awards at the competition held at the Montreal Botanical Gardens over the summer: the Gold Medal for a three-dimensional structure in the national category. The team’s three-dimensional gardening structure represented an amphibian tunnel which has been built on route 220. That tunnel was the first of its kind to be built in the country and it continues to protect the amphibian population of the lac Brompton marsh.
The work was entitled “Un petit pont pour l’homme, un grand pas pour la biodiversité!” and was built with 14,500 plants, taking twelve days to install beside a pond on the site.
This exhibition, which ended on Sunday, featured the flowering works of more than 200 horticultural artists from more than 20 countries. Their work was judged by an international jury.
This three-dimensional horticultural sculpture, created by the Sherbrooke team of Claude Giguere, Maude Pelletier and Jean Caron, won a gold medal at the Mosaicultures Internationales competition, in Montreal.