BC Housing is pleased to host a community garden beautification day at Finnie’s Garden on Saturday, September 14, 2019.
Originally stewarded by Art Finnie, a former nurse at Riverview Hospital, Finnie’s Garden was started as an early form of horticultural therapy. Known initially as “Farm View”, the notion was to involve patients in gardening activities as a form of healing. Finnie’s Garden provided a natural setting for patients to visit, including with family and friends, and often was the setting for recreational events for patients and staff at Riverview Hospital.
To continue the legacy of Finnie’s Garden, BC Housing welcomes the local community to become involved in the beautification day as we care for this special open space. This is a family friendly event with activities and games for children during the day. We will be providing gardening tools, plants and lunch and will dispose of all plant and soil debris. We also will be awarding a prize draw, so we hope to see you there!
Please RSVP for this free event. Event information can be found at Eventbrite