Mile of Flowers Plant-In
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Starting at 5:00 pm
Meet anywhere on Cliffe Avenue between 8th & 21st Streets
Bring gloves & a trowel or spoon for digging
A Courtenay tradition since 1967!
Each year in late May, the Mile of Flowers Plant-In attracts hundreds of volunteers to Cliffe Avenue. By the time they are done, around 35,000 flowers will have been planted in just a couple of hours.
This unique Comox Valley event is a sure sign that summer is on the way. The City of Courtenay provides all the flowers, and everyone is welcome to help plant. No gardening experience is required.
The Plant-In is followed by a community barbeque at Standard Park, located on Cliffe Avenue at 14th Street, courtesy of the City of Courtenay and Courtenay Rotary Club.
The Mile of Flowers was started by Kath Kirk, who was inspired by a visit to the “Garden of Greetings” in Brighton, England. In 1967 she planted and nurtured 7,800 seedlings as a welcome to tourists and as a contribution to the Centennial Year. What started out as the initiative of one woman has grown into a beloved local tradition.
For more information, please contact the City of Courtenay Community Services Department at 250-334-4441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Update : Wednesday, May 08, 2013