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Near Sweetman’s Garden

The old CNR railway roadbed ran beside Sweetman’s Garden and was the reason that the garden came into existence. The right-of-way was much wider than required for the tracks and Murray Sweetman began to use the vacant land beside the tracks as a garden. Over the years the garden became quite extensive and was a place to marvel at and escape from the neighbourhood for a bit of “quiet time”. An oasis of calm.

The rails were removed years ago and despite unsuccessful attempts on the part of the City’s Mayor and Council to sell the land for development, it is still there today. Perhaps not as glorious as it once was, but still an oasis of calm nonetheless.

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Sweetman’s Iris

The garden is in great shape. Colour everywhere.

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Sweetman’s Poppies

The Garden is blooming.

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Another Year of Blooming

Sweetman’s Garden is in bloom again!

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Today At Sweetman’s Garden

There are few flowers out at Sweetman’s Garden right now, but lots of photographs are available.

In another week the place will be blooming!

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Spring Leaves

Evening light in Sweetman’s Garden.

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Yellow

Tulips in Sweetman’s Garden.

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Ready To Bloom

The tulips are ready in Sweetman’s Garden.

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First June Visit to Sweetman’s Garden

Still a place which brings quiet to my soul and excitement to my mind. Were it not for the energy and caring of many people, this place would be lost to the Philistines.

Fortunately for all of us it is not filled with houses.

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Sweetman’s Garden is Waiting

Spring is a few days away and the Garden is waiting.

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Old Fashioned

I’ve always thought of Hollyhocks as a bit of an old-fashioned flower, popular when I was young (a long time ago) and reminiscent to me of how gardens looked in the 1930’s and 40’s. Warm nostalgia runs through my mind whenever I see them.

Today’s rain reminded me that I had these photographs from Sweetman’s Garden in my files.

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Sweetman’s Susans

Of the brown-eyed variety.

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Lupine

Lupine, first day of Summer.

Lupin

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Sweetman’s Iris

Yellow Iris bloom in Sweetman’s Garden.

Yellow Iris

 

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Sweetman’s Pink

Another of the marvellous little gems at Sweetman’s Garden.

Pink Autochrome

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