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Plant breeding software marks 25 years

Dieter Mulitze, owner of Agronomix who have developed a complex data management software for plant breeders, has signed up with partner in China. See Martin Cash story. Oct 10, 2015 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

Dieter Mulitze, owner of Agronomix who have developed a complex data management software for plant breeders, has signed up with partner in China. See Martin Cash story. Oct 10, 2015 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

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Field Inspired by Van Gogh Painting

Artist Stan Herd Plants a 1.2-Acre Field Inspired by Van Gogh’s 1889 Painting “Olive Trees”by Christopher Jobson on September 23, 2015

Regions Lily Bulb Sale

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Manitoba Regional Lily Society

Fall Bulb Sale

All Sales are 9am – 4pm

Brandon – Saturday, October 3/15 – Central Community Centre, 529 – 4th Street

Dauphin – October 10/15 – Market Place Mall, 1450 Main Street, South

Featuring heritage lilies from Dr. F. Skinner and B. Porter.

Plus new to Manitoba varieties and those tried and true garden lilies we all love.

Assiniboine English Garden and the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

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Assiniboine Park – 2355 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg, MB

 The winding paths and free-form beds of the English Garden are a feast for the senses in every season.  The flowing layout of the English Garden is indicative of the English Landscape style, which sought to convey an idealized but approachable view of nature, as opposed to the regimented symmetry of a Formal Garden.

Beausejour Daylily Gardens

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1 Street North, Beausejour, MB  ROE OCO

In 2002 the Beausejour Daylily Gardens became a world-class showcase of 600 daylily cultivars, thousands of iris, peonies, lilies and many ornamental shrubs and trees.  As an AHS and CHS display garden, its purpose is to educate the public and showcase modern daylily cultivars.

www.beausejourdaylilygardens.com

Cool Gardens 2015 – Winnipeg, MB

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July to September, 2015

Location:  The Forks & Broadway Avenue Areas

Cool gardens is a public exhibition of contemporary garden and art installations that offer a shift of sensation for the summer–cooling–as a general theme for public presentations in the downtown.  The exhibit aims to bring architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists together to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape.  The presentation of the cutting-edge garden designs, places design culture at the centre of summer activities in  Winnipeg  and at the same time, offers a pleasant relief from the summer exasperations.

More info:   www.coolgardens.ca

Daly House Museum, Victorian Garden

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122 18th Street, Brandon, MB

Built in 1882 Daly House is the original house of Brandon’s first Mayor, Thomas Mayne Daly 11.  The underlying theme of a Victorian Garden is man’s conquest over the elements – exemplified by the lawn.  Victorian forbearers sought to create the perfect lawn and then to turn their lawns into outdoor parlours.  The Garden includes plants such as prairie grasses, Manitoba developed roses, lavender and native plants which are drought tolerant.  This will provide an urban ecology for various bird, butterfly and insect species that summer in the Brandon area.

www.dalyhousemuseum.ca

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International Peace Gardens

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International Peace Gardens

Located on Hwy. # 10 – 24 km. south of Boissevain, MB

These gardens are located on the International Border in the province of Manitoba and state of North Dakota.  One is free to roam within the garden from one country to the other.  The Peace Garden is more than flowers as it is dedicated to peace and home to informative sites:  Conservatory, Interpretative Centre, Peace Chapel, AAS Trial Plant Gardens and North American Game Warden Museum.   Noted for exquisite landscaping, the garden features a unique 5.5 m/18 ft. working Floral Clock with nearly 3,000 flowers, run by GPS.  The Peace Chapel features three walls of fossil-embellished Manitoba limestone with quotations from “people of peace”.  The September 11 Memorial displays 10 beams from the World Trade Centre in the formal garden.  The International Peace Tower’s height, 35m/120 ft. high, symbolizes the soaring ambitions of the early immigrants arriving from the four corners of the world to Canada and the United States in the 1800’s and 1900’s.  The Carillon Bell Tower sounds every quarter-hour from 14 chimes.

www.peacegarden.com

Kildonan Park

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2015 Main St., Winnipeg, MB

This park features two gardens – the formal Garden, near the Main Street entrance, with it’s beautifully displayed formal gardens and green space entered over a featured bridge.   The North Garden, close to the Witch’s Hut, features meandering paths flowing through the colourful flower and shrub beds.   Many benches to sit, relax and enjoy.

A lovely restaurant is featured in the park at the Pavilion – Prairie’s Edge.