July 12, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort St. John, Gardens
In the summer time the city of Fort St. John transforms into a
flower & garden oasis. The main streets of Fort St. John
are lined with luscious hanging baskets, beautiful flower pots, growing sidewalk
trees, and colourful planters.
The city has clearly put lots of time and work into
beautifying the city, walking around the city I overhear comments on the lovely
flowers all around and the remarks come from residents and visitors alike.
The flower pots aren’t just any flower pots, they are each a
unique stamp on the city. The local Arts Council organizes local artists of all
ages and skill level to paint the pots. The designs, patterns, and pictures on
these pots truly display the talent of local artist. Each year many of the pots
are auctioned off which raises money to add more pots and put new ones out each
year! It is fantastic.
Take a walking tour of downtown Fort
St. John because having the flowers,
trees and local art around the city makes the ambiance and experience of Fort St.
John a pleasure to experience.