|David Culham and Marta Brueckner at BRG Port Credit|
|Marta Brueckner with David Culham, Heritage Rhododendron Garden|
|David Culham, Marta Brueckner with Para Kanp, Head Gardener|
|BRG Visitors Chat with Marta Brueckner|
|Marta Brueckner and David Culham in Rhododendron Garden|
|Rhododendrons, Azaleas in Brueckner Memorial Garden|
|Rhododendron and Azaleas in Full Bloom BRG Port Credit Ontario|
|Brueckner Rhododendron Hybrid 'Hot Dawn'|
If you haven't yet seen the rhododendrons in bloom, then do come visit in the next week or 10 days. While we can't promise a chance to meet Marta Brueckner, you may run into Mayor McCallion. But even without celebrity appearances, we can safely say you'll enjoy this rare, late-season blooming treat.
Update October 22, 2013
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Marta Brueckner, on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the age of 96.
Born in 1917, Marta’s long and productive life was undoubtedly enriched by the many historical events she experienced across several continents, much of which she shared with family and friends and which touched us all.
Her talents were varied and far-reaching. Amongst her many accomplishments she will be remembered for her abiding love of music that inspired her success as a much loved and respected piano teacher in Mississauga and earlier, in Saint John, N.B.
As a lover of all things beautiful, the flower gardens she created and nurtured are a lasting testament to her artistry and gentle nature and manifested in the devoted support she gave her husband in his life’s work with rhododendrons and the development of Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, Mississauga.