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Mayor Nenshi thinks Gardens are amazing!


Sept. 20, 2014: On a beautiful Saturday morning, we were honoured to have Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi tour the Botanical Gardens and two of our feature areas - the Labyrinth and the Shakespeare Garden.

He was amazed, to say the least, at the results of our volunteer community effort.


 

All photos courtesy of Brenda Forsey


 



 

 

Mayor Nenshi, Duncan Badger, Bob Caddel and the Mayor's Executive Assistant & Office Manager,
Franca Gualtieri walking through the Shakespeare Garden.
 

Silver Springs Community Association President
Jeremy Gukert joins the Mayor and Duncan
on a tour through the Wall Garden.
 

The Mayor met several volunteers as they worked away in the gardens.
Although only a week had passed since a major snow storm hit the Calgary area, he was very impressed
with the scope of what has been accomplished by a small, but dedicated group of volunteers.
 

Ron Treleaven shares information on the progress of the Rose Garden expansion.
 

Gardens Director, Tom Mayhew chats with the Mayor.

The Mayor stops to meet visitors to the Gardens.
 

Making their way down to the Birthplace Forest and Labyrinth areas.
 
   

The Mayor was extremely impressed by the Labyrinth. He took the time to walk the path and meditate.
 
   

Mayor Nenshi thanks our tireless chief mechanic John Tuck for his many contributions to the Gardens project.
 

Mayor Nenshi meets some of the volunteers
at the Half Moon Garden.

Following the tour, Mayor Nenshi signed our guest book.
 

Here's what the Mayor wrote in the Guest Book.
Click on message for larger view.
Group photo of Mayor Nenshi, Franca and several volunteers from the garden group. The Mayor is presented with a gift -
a 2014 photo album of the Gardens.
   

We were delighted to have had the opportunity to share the beauties of the Botanical Gardens and Forest areas with the Mayor.

We hope that he will come again next year to view the Gardens during the peak blooming season.