Flowers to adorn Three Nations Bridge in Cornwall

Wooden flower boxes like this prototype will be installed along the railings of the Three Nations Bridge in Cornwall, Ont. The project is a partnership between the Cornwall and District Horticultural Society and the Seaway International Bridge Corporation. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Visitors to the city from Akwesasne, Massena and the rest of the United States will be met with a sea of colour later this year.

The Cornwall and District Horticultural Society has partnered with the Seaway International Bridge Corporation to install planter boxes along the railings of the Three Nations Bridge at the base of Brookdale Avenue.

The 10 wooden flower boxes (five on each railing) are part of a five year project and will be ready this year as part of Canada’s 150th celebrations.

Planting is taking place tomorrow (May 26).

The horticultural society is using proceeds from its recent Bark and Compost Day to pay for the project.

The event on Saturday, May 13 at the Cornwall landfill raised $4,003, which also received a $4,000 match from Scotiabank.

The 12th annual event raised more than last year. The 2016 fundraising total was $3,465.

Members of the Cornwall and District Horticultural Society celebrate the completion of the 12th annual Bark and Compost Day at the Cornwall landfill on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The event raised $4,003, which received a $4,000 match from Scotiabank. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)
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