KW Habilitation wins Waterfall Feature & Garden

KW Habilitation GangIt was oh so exciting to learn that KW Habilitation was  the non profit winner as part of the 2nd Annual Pond and Garden Tour, Waterloo Region.

Each year one non profit is selected to win a Waterfall Feature and Garden, as part of the charitable element of the tour.

The build took place right after Thanksgiving, when blessings of blessings, we had gorgeous temperatures to work in.  There were an incredible number of people who made this happen, and that follows.  But first, is the photo journey of the build.

Day One was the installation of the waterfall feature, and the second day was dedicated to the surrounding gardens.

The area marked and ready for machines and volunteers

The area marked and ready for machines and volunteers

Sponsors Inspired Landscaping & Compact Sod

Sponsors Inspired Landscaping & Compact Sod

Volunteers pulling liner over hole for retaining water

Volunteers pulling liner over hole for retaining water

The reservoir taking shape - It's a pondless waterfall feature.

The reservoir taking shape – It’s a pond less waterfall feature.

The man behind the machine who did all the hard work, Rob from Inspired Landscaping

The man behind the machine who did all the heavy lifting, Rob from Inspired Landscaping

Rocks and plants from Grand Valley Garden Village in place

Rocks and plants from Grand Valley Garden Village in place

Gigantic moss rocks for the waterfalls, from Grand Valley Garden Village

Gigantic moss rocks for the waterfalls, from Grand Valley Garden Village

Men and machine moving hundred pound rocks into place

Men and machine moving hundred pound rocks into place

The creative element now, placing the rocks for the perfect water falls

The creative element now, placing the rocks for the perfect water falls

You can see the falls are taking on their final shape

You can see the falls are taking on their final shape

And, the water's on!  Three falls, two small pond areas.

And, the water’s on! Three falls, two small pond areas.

Time to start digging in the plants, as designed by Inspired Landscapes

Time to start digging in the plants, as designed by Inspired Landscapes

Instead of a pond, a flagstone path defines the splash area

Instead of a pond, a flagstone path defines the splash area

Some natural logs add to the ambiance of the falls

Some natural logs add to the ambiance of the falls

Offset by a stunning Japanese Maple and a Weeping White Pine

Offset by a stunning Japanese Maple and a Weeping White Pine

Side view with gardens

Side view with gardens

Long view showing memorial angel in background

Long view showing memorial angel in background

The finished waterfall and gardens, remarkably in the shape of a heart.

The finished waterfall and gardens, remarkably in the shape of a heart.

There are so many people to thank for this project.  First, the sponsors.

Grand Valley Garden Village was the sponsor of the Pond and Garden Tour that made all of this happen.  They also supplied the moss rocks and the plants.

Waterfall & Design by Chuck Catton & Sasha Hunter from  Aquascape Inc.

Magnificent Landscape Design by Nadia Prioreschi of Inspired Landscapes

Green Horizons, aka Compact Sod, provided the soil and mulch.

Other sponsors who made this happen include Peter Benninger Coldwell Banker, Chym FM, 570 News, Country 106, My Video Plus, Kuntz Electroplating, and  wildhair.ca as Pond & Garden Tour Coordinator.

The Pond Owners who graciously opened up their backyards to us:  The Perkes Family, The Erickson Family, The Pietrobon Family, The Weigel Family, The Bennett Family and The Berenz Family.  Without whom this tour would not be possible.

The build volunteers put their backs and sweat into this project and include: 

Terry Fielder, Steve Morrison, Denise Wamsley, Roger Rajbir, Christopher Keil, Joel Anderton, Adam Obergaard, Alexander Dinkelacker, Connie Vaulkenburg, with SPECIAL thanks to the man who made it possible with his machine:  Rob Waechter.

Of course, if it weren’t for the judges panel, there would be no winner.  So an extra special thank you to:

Mike FarwellSusan Cook-Scheerer,  Susan Box, and David Hobson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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