This new garden centre in Riverside focuses on protecting bees

May 18 2017, 7:10 pm

There is a new kid in the Riverside hood.

The Queen Garden Centre opens this weekend, and the locally owned business will focus on promoting environmental gardening practices that protects the dwindling bee population.

The new shop is located at 771 Queen Street East right below the massive bee mural painted by Toronto Artist Nick Sweeten. The Centre will provide structural plants, colourful perennials and go-to annuals everyone loves, but will also feature a selection of Certified Organic and Food Safety Certified herbs.

“As long-time residents of the neighbourhood, we know Riverside has a unique bee-keeping culture and a number of local hives,” wrote Tyler Welwood in an email to Daily Hive. “We wanted our business to embrace and reflect the neighbourhood we love and continue to contribute to its character. Our goal is to make it a permanent fixture in the neighbourhood.”

Welwood added that they have been working on the idea for four years, and has taken some time to find a suitable site for the project.

They aim to be fully operational by May 20.

And so far, it looks amazing. 😍

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