The 50-foot wide by 300-foot long space was originally a culvert back in 1996 before the City of Victoria allowed the North Jubilee Neighbourhood Association to turn it into a green space.

“It was uncared for, it was the kind of place where people would dump their old batteries and pieces of cars and things like that,” said Foster. “We were just starting the North Jubilee Neighbourhood Association and one of the things that came to our attention right away was the fact that we have no parks.”

After consulting with the city, they received a grant that helped get the volunteer project off the ground.

For the last two decades (and $19,000 later), the self-sustaining garden has grown and flourished all thanks to hundreds of volunteers who have put in thousands of hours to planting donated trees and flowers, installing sprinkling systems, and building the five-foot walkway and the two brick archways on either side of the garden.

https://www.vicnews.com/community/spirit-garden-a-hidden-gem-in-north-jubilee-neighbourhood/

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Commons Garden