Re-establishment of the Floral Crown

The large floral crown was re-established in 2011 by Friends of the Farm.  Located adjacent to the Royal Grove of trees near Ravenwood House, for many years this had been a regular stop for bus tours of Charlottetown.  It also served as a colourful backdrop for wedding parties and other photo opportunities.  Eventually budget restraints at the Research Station resulted in the removal of the crown.  After an absence of seven years, a number of community-minded companies contributed to building the mound and supplying sod.  And for the second year in a row, Vankampen’s Greenhouses of Charlottetown have provided the almost 1600 plants at a favourable price.  Planted by Agriculture and Agri Foods Canada staff, the result of the co-operative effort is a beautiful addition to the area.

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