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“Mommy, it’s a plant paradise!” That’s the comment Wendy, the volunteer coordinator, overheard a young boy make on Saturday morning. And, well, it is true. The Enabling Garden at Riverside Park is an intriguing and special place for young and old.

For me, the garden is a way to indulge in an artistic appreciation of beauty and design.  It satisfies my passion for movement and the outdoors. And there’s more – it stimulates my curiosity by providing a venue for getting up close to nature and observing its lifecycle changes.

The garden is a visual symphony. Plants grow, flower, entice bees to pollinate, whither, go to seed and become dormant while other specimens come into bloom amid the fruit- and nut-bearing trees and shrubs and the butterflies flitter and rest. By nature and design the garden is in constant flux.

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I started to stroll along the Speed River Trail the other day – it was raining and the ground was icy so I didn’t get very far.  Nonetheless, I was enchanted by the windmill, the enabling garden and the Japanese-like garden in Riverside Park. Finding beauty and colour, even on a wet and grey day feels good!

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