We get letters!!

Did you know that in 2014, volunteers put in almost 6000 hours in our efforts to make our community more vibrant and beautiful?

Besides the intrinsic pleasure we get from making such a worthwhile contribution, we are so pleased when we get letters of thanks and appreciation from visitors.

Here is just a small sample of the many notes we have received:

Hello Volunteers,

This summer I rediscovered the gardens, having last walked thru them about 6-8 years ago.

WOW you folks have done an amazing job at creating a beautiful environment a special retreat in the middle of a big city.

A big thank you to all of the volunteers that worked hard to build it and maintain it.

Absolutely WONDERFUL.

Laurie Moore



Hi There:
I am a resident of Silver Springs and recently walked along the entire length of the gardens starting up by the LDS church and working my way down to the oval garden.

I was completely blown away with the beauty and extent of the various gardens!

Although I have lived in Silver Springs for the past 4 years, I had somehow never seen more than the oval gardens (unbelievable, I know).

I felt compelled to write to you to express my admiration for the hard work which has surely gone into this massive project.

This must be one of the very best gardens in all of Calgary and it is wonderful that its enjoyment is made possible by your group of volunteers.

Thank you very much for your work and I can't wait to show it off to friends and family.

                  Arthur Kupper

Thank you for the Gardens

Today I made my second visit to your gardens. The first was mid-September last year. I am awed by the beauty and the dedication of volunteers to create and maintain these gardens.

A beautiful area used by a variety of folks walkers, cyclists, dog owners, gardeners, those looking for a space to meditate (love the labyrinth).

I sincerely hope your community can maintain this area for the enjoyment of all.

I am hoping to share this area with my Crown Jewels group the first week of June and I am so pleased we can park quite close as a few of the ladies are in their 80s.

I plan to be back for a few visits this summer and I tell lots of people about the Silver Springs Botanical Gardens.

Keep up the awesome area such variety!!

                Linda Saunders