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Adopt-A-Bed

The Adopt-a-Bed initiative is a great way to foster community involvement and city pride. Each year, over 60 volunteers sign up to plant and maintain garden plots in 10 locations around the city, including: Princess Park, Stanley Park, and the Community Sportsplex.  Volunteers include individuals, community groups, and local businesses from Brandon. A big thank-you to the Parks department for all the additional help!

It kicks off with our Spring Planting Days, where volunteers and city staff meet at the designated gardens and plant the flower beds. We provide volunteers with snacks and refreshments, and make sure to snap plenty of pictures! After planting, volunteers are responsible for checking on and maintaining the gardens on a regular basis throughout the growing season. This year, the Spring Planting Days are scheduled for May 29th, May 30th, and May 31st (Rain dates of June 5th, 6th, and 7th). Each time and day is different depending on the location. 

Volunteers Needed!

Individuals or groups interested in gaining gardening skills and spending some time outside in one or more of the City's Adopt-a-Flowerbed locations can register by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or calling 204-720-8276.

Below are pictures from the Adopt-a-Flowerbed locations taken during Spring Planting Days on May 29th - 31st, 2018:

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Located in the Brandon Municipal Cemetery,The Children's Bed is taken care of by Compassionate Friends of Southwestern Manitoba.

   

The Community Sportsplex front garden is taken care of by individual volunteers and Alternative Choice Garden Centre.

     

Located on 1410 Princess Avenue, the Stanley Park garden is looked after the by the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club. 

      

                Coronation Park is a centerpiece of the Louise Avenue neighbourhood.  It is tended to by a group of volunteers who live near the area.

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Newly adopted by Livingstone Landscaping Ltd., Lion's Memorial Community Park is located on 2720 Park Avenue.

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Flowerbeds in Princess Park are taken care of by volunteers from Brandon's Youth Centre and The City Parks Team.

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 This large, above-ground garden in Rideau Park is taken care of by the Rideau Park Lawn Bowling Club.

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Millennium Mini Park is located on the corner of 18th Street and Richmond Avenue and is looked after by the Brandon Garden Club.

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The Chinese Head Tax Memorial is located in the Brandon Municipal Cemetery and is looked after by the Choy family and other individual volunteers.

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     The Columbarium is located at the Brandon Municipal Cemetery and is looked after by individual volunteers.

 

Volunteers are always needed! If you are interested in assisting with the maintenance of a flowerbed call 204.720.8276 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..