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Pollinizers by Dave Hind with The Aluminum Quilting Society.


On the Wings of Love by Bob and Jo Wilfong in the Kippax Garden.


on construction of the Rock Garden and as the first superintended of the Niagara Parks School for Apprentice Gardeners, another of McQuesten’s projects. That would later become the Niagara Parks Botanical Garden. Two years later RBG got its first full-time Director, Dr. Normal Radforth. Over time the gardens and collections devel- oped further. In 1993 all of RBG was


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Organic Refuge by Alfio Bonanno in Kippax Garden.


designated as a National Historic Site of Canada. While the origins of the whole insti-


tution is one story, each of the five major gardens (Rock Garden, Hendrie Park, RBG Centre, Laking Garden, Arbore- tum) and three large nature sanctuaries (Cootes Paradise, Niagara Escarpment properties, Hendrie Valley) that today comprise Royal Botanical Gardens has


its own story too. In total they add up to 2,700 acres (1,100 hectares), making RBG among the top ten botanical institutions in North America on the basis of its land holdings. The Rock Garden is the “jewel in


the crown” and oldest existing garden within RBG. Initially designed as part of the North Western Entrance project in 1928 by Carl Borgstrom, the Rock


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