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The Rotary Centennial Gardens, located in Bracebridge at the corner of Taylor Road and Pine Street, is a community garden available free to the  public.  Wheelchair accessible pathways link the individual gardens and the many features.  The site provides a variety of physical and sensory elements, both educational and meditative, including an entrance pavilion, woodlands, benches, statuary, an event/entertainment pavilion, perennial and annual beds, water features, arbors and pathways. The garden is open for spring, summer and fall visits.
 
Garden Sponsors 2014

Ray Moss and Sheryl Ridgley

Dawn & Ed Novak

Marnie Wright

Brian Tickle

Ursula Uetz

Sandy Long

 

Jim Ansley

Kathy & Peter Wood

Wongonyi African Garden

Bob & Lynn Jacob

Meditation Garden

Muskoka Field Naturalists – Stephanie Lehman

Home Depot

 

Mary Anne Kelly

 

Richard Coltman

 

St. Thomas' Anglican Church 

Bracebridge Scouts – Dianna MacDonald

Bracebridge Horticultural Society – Kathy Dyer, Sheila Morrison

Jan and Peter Rickard

Bryan Garden

Marlene Mischler

Lilies in the Valley

Melanie Moffat

Gwen Kirkness

Kim & Pat Northmore

The Pines - Teri Bissonette

Ron Broadworth

Diane & Nick Baranik

Ben & Johanna Oostveen

Susan & Don Smith

Cam & Emily Stephen

David Forbes & Anne Cooper

Hunter Family - Barb Hunter

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ROTARY CENTENNIAL GARDENS

Request for Community Support

 The Rotary Centennial Gardens, located at Pine Street and Taylor Road in Bracebridge, is a community garden available free to the public. It is a special place that offers a restful refuge and a variety of physical and sensory elements. You have the opportunity of giving your support.

 Support for the Gardens can take many forms.  You may simply come and enjoy the paths and benches in a setting that includes towering pine trees.  You may want to become a Supporter and help with the Spring and/or the Fall clean-up.  Notice of clean-ups will be signed at the Gardens.  You may want to sponsor an individual garden bed.  This requires a commitment to plant and maintain a small part of the Gardens.  Some rules and recognition apply to sponsors.  We currently have about twenty sponsors and we are actively looking for more.

 The reasons for supporting the Gardens are many and compelling:

1.     The Gardens is a rewarding community resource

2.     You will feel good about your time spent in the Gardens

3.     Any effort you give will be enjoyed by the full community

4.     As a sponsor you may choose your time to garden

5.     You may have moved to a condo and have left a garden behind

6.     Your organization might want a team-building activity

7.     Your family might work together on a community project

8.     Students gain community service credits for their hours given

 In summary, you will feel good visiting the Gardens and you will feel even better becoming involved as a Supporter of this remarkable community resource.

 

Please go to the Gardens and enjoy your time there and

 contact Bob Jacob, Rotarian at 705-646-0129 to offer your support.

 

“May these gardens lift the spirits of all who enter.”