Birchard Parkette

As a Centennial project in 1967 our Society, along with the Women's Institute, erected a cairn on the west side of Center Street in what is now Bichard Parkette; the bell from the old public school was placed on it. In 2006 the Society received a grant from York Region's Water for Tomorrow program to develop a demonstration garden at this site. With the help of this grant and money raised by our Society the garden was designed and created.  Since 2006, the Society has enhanced the garden with benches and paths.  All the plant material is water-efficient and the garden has matured beautifully.  Water for Tomorrow continues to support this thriving garden with an annual grant. In 2016, we undertook a major renovation of the flower beds and we added Canada 150 tulip bulbs.  We planted a young Ginkgo tree in memory of Tina and Tom Forrester. 

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