Sher­brooke gar­den team wins for frogs

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

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.

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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.

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