Ever wonder who tends to those flowerbeds all over the downtown core? We did some digging and found Holly Horne, the VP of Urban Garden, who was happy to share a few key numbers about gardening in the city.
60: The number of buildings Urban Garden cares for, which includes First Canadian Place and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
200,000: It’s not exact, but Horne says this is about how many flowers Urban Garden plants every year.
20: The number of landscapers who work at those buildings, day-in, day-out.
2,000: The approximate number of tulips, daffodils and pansies you’ll find at First Canadian Place, in a collection meant to “mimic the gardens you might see in Holland.”
The final word on flowers: “Planters are not ashtrays. And they’re also not to be used as toilets.”
This story is from our Summer 2015 issue.
Photo by Braden Alexander