Volunteers from Tzu Chi West Toronto Office cultivated the Rose Garden, cleaned up the Lake Ontario waterfront, and tended rhododendron and azalea beds on Saturday August 28, 2011.
Here are some pictures of this much appreciated group of volunteers who make such a difference to the look and health of the BRG garden beds.
|Tzu Chi West Toronto at Brueckner Rhododendron Garden|
What began a few years ago as a Garden and Lakeshore litter pick-up has grown into working in the rest of the Garden as well. Several times each year, members of Tzu Chi come out to the Garden, doing whatever tasks Para Kanp, BRG head gardener, asks of them. Their work in the Garden is just one of many philanthropic projects for this busy group.
|Tzu Chi West Toronto in Rose Garden|
|Tzu Chi Volunteers at Heritage Rhododendron Garden|
|Lake Ontario Shoreline Clean Up Tzu Chi Group|
|Rhododendron Azalea Bed Clean Up|
|Rose Garden Tended by Tzu Chi West Toronto|
|Para Kanp (right), David Culham Thank Tzu Chi West Toronto|
Tzu Chi accomplished in a few hours what would take a few volunteers several days, he said, adding, "Many hands do indeed make light work."
Tzu Chi West Toronto is a fine example of the volunteerism and community participation that are hallmarks of Canadian society, said Culham.
|BRG Mixed Bed Rose Garden Before Weeding|
|BRG Rose Bed After Weeding|
|Tess of the D'Urbervilles Rose with Japanese Beetles|
|Tess of the D'Urbervilles Red Rosebud Blooming|
Thanks again to Tzu Chi West Toronto Office for another job well done!
Read how to volunteer at BRG here.