From left: Sylvia McMahon and Pat Foster pull soil back over the roots of newly planted rhododendrons at the Rhododendron Memorial Park

From left: Sylvia McMahon and Pat Foster pull soil back over the roots of newly planted rhododendrons at the Rhododendron Memorial Park

Volunteers plant fourteen rhodos at Rhododendron Memorial Park

Volunteers plant fourteen rhodos at Rhododendron Memorial Park

Sylvia McMahon, Pat Foster, and Ingeborg Day-Woodsworth, owner of Mayo Creek Gardens, along with two volunteers visiting from France, Benedicte Golob and Camille Saiseau, spent the day on Thursday, July 5, planting 14 rhododendrons at the Rhododendron Memorial Park at the end of West Cowichan Ave.

Dave Whiskin dug 45 holes with a backhoe donated by Phil Nickelson. The plants were donated by the Victoria Rhododendron Club.

This section is the second phase of the park. Members of the Cowichan Valley Rhododendron Society hope to have a bridge installed in the future to connect the two sections over the small stream running between.