Go for a spin at 2017 cool gardens in Brandon


Brandon, MB – July 10, 2017 – Cool Gardens 2017, presented by StorefrontMB, has officially unveiled its new exhibit at the Riverbank Discovery Centre in Brandon.

This year’s installation, Kaleido(scape) by Justin Benjamin and Vanessa Goldgrub (JB+V Design) based in Vancouver, BC, has transformed the banks of the Assiniboine River into a play area inspired by the classic Kaleidoscope toy with colour, movement and physical interaction for all ages. (See attached PDF for Kaleido(scape) images)

“Cool Gardens offer residents and visitors alike a chance to engage in the eccentric art and design culture thriving in Manitoba and around the globe,” said David Penner, StorefrontMB President and Cool Gardens co-curator.

“We are thrilled to host another Cool Gardens installation this summer at the Riverbank Discovery Centre,” said Lois MacDonald, Manager of the Riverbank Discovery Centre. “This year’s installation is bright, fun and colourful and is in keeping with the summer atmosphere of our facility. We encourage local and visiting families to come and experience our Cool Garden this summer.”

Cool Gardens, now in its fifth year, is a public exhibition that celebrates contemporary garden culture, public art and the local landscape with sites in both Winnipeg and Brandon.

Kaleido(scape) is sponsored by the Riverbank Discovery Centre, Community Fixtures, Pulver Fencing and Super 8 Motel. Cool Gardens 2017 is sponsored by the Manitoba Association of Architects, Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council and The Winnipeg Arts Council.