Saint John Public Garden
Nestled in the heart of Saint John, the Public Garden is a green oasis of sweet scents, colourful flowers, and shady resting spots. Friends meet, parents push strollers along the pathways, and walkers en route to Rockwood Park pause to admire the flowers. You’ll see wedding parties and graduates taking pictures, and families enjoying a picnic. It’s your place to relax, so drop by and enjoy the beauty and tranquillity City residents and visitors have loved for more than a century.
This July, the SJHA donated 2,000 bedding plants to the City of Saint John for community groups that are planting flowers to help beautify the City during a time of COVID-19 cutbacks. The donated Dusty Miller, Kale, and Rudbeckia plants are suited to the Saint John climate and will provide colourful displays around the City well into the Fall.
Last winter, LED lights were installed in one of the three greenhouses and are producing healthier plants in shorter growing times. As well as saving on labour, the lights are increasing the number of plants grown for sale. The extra sales have kept the SJHA’s two full-time staff and two summer employees hopping. As well as meticulously maintaining the flowerbeds, lawns, and paths for weddings and other special occasions, they are taking advantage of the 2020 Campground closure to upgrade the sites and services for next year.