|Children's Garden wins urban design award|
|Detail:|| The Ottawa Children's Garden received a national urban design award. Created by volunteers and children in Old Ottawa East this garden is an exemplary community improvement project.|
This organic garden at the corner of Main and Clegg streets in Robert Legget Park started two years ago. Children plant, play and learn about organic food-growing and ecological landscaping.
The garden has a funky design combining good graphics and great spatial design qualities. It features a brightly coloured picket fence painted by the children of Lady Evelyn Alternative school, arched cedar entrance arbour and gates, pathways, vegetable and flower beds and a woodland garden.
The garden also won a special jury award in the City of Ottawa's 2009 Ottawa Urban Design Awards last fall.
Sustainable Living Ottawa East oversees its operation.
|Source:||Canwest News Service, June 9, 2010 Wednesday|