The City of Ottawa will be restoring the gardens within the next 4-6 weeks. They will inspect drainage, repair where necessary, add more soil (a unique composition to rain gardens) if required, and replant. We now know what survives!
On Friday, June 7th, Brian Ure and I met with City representatives at the corner of Grosvenor & Sunnyside. We did a walkabout of the gardens to observe and discuss next steps. Fortunately both the City and Brian Ure have been keeping written annual assessments of what has survived, what continues to struggle, and what has disappeared.
We will keep you posted. In the meantime, expect some positive movement on the Sunnyside Rain Gardens!