Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg's 2016 Cool Gardens to Feature Sandbags and Gravel Dunes

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg's 2016 Cool Gardens to Feature Sandbags and Gravel Dunes

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Winnipeg's 2016 Cool Gardens to feature gravel dunes

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WINNIPEG - Winnipeg's summer-long Cool Gardens event, featuring innovative designs in downtown public spaces, tries to expand the idea of what a garden might be.

For 2016, a garden might be undulating dunes that resemble a gravel pit. Or red sandbags arranged into an X-shape. Or cow shapes in a pasture of clover.

Four winning projects, created by landscape architects and designers in Canada and Spain, were selected in the juried competition to produce installations for the fourth annual event, presented by the Forks and the non-profit group StorefrontMB. Entries came from more than 50 countries, StorefrontMB president David Penner said.

This year Cool Gardens is expanding to Brandon, Man. …

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