FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be marked with dedicated gardens in each province and territory in the country, including in New Brunswick, to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of devoted service as Queen of Canada.

Each lieutenant-governor and territorial commissioner will lead the establishment of a garden in their own jurisdiction with plants suited to the local climate. The New Brunswick Platinum Jubilee Garden will be at Government House in Fredericton.

“This garden will serve as a living tribute to Queen Elizabeth II where New Brunswickers can reflect upon her unprecedented 70 years of public service,” said Lt.-Gov. Brenda Murphy. “While these gardens honour our Sovereign, they also recognize the sacred relationship between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples and remind us of the commitments we must continue to uphold.”

Vice-regal offices received tobacco seeds from plants grown for the Chapel Royal at Massey College, which is called Gi-Chi-Twaa Gimaa Kwe Mississauga Anishinaabek AName Amik (The Queen’s Anishinaabek Sacred Place). The inclusion of tobacco, where climates and protocols allow, will represent the enduring relationship between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is Canada’s longest-reigning Sovereign and the first to celebrate a platinum jubilee. To mark this historic milestone, a series of activities and initiatives will take place throughout the country this year to honour The Queen’s service and dedication to this country and to celebrate Canadian achievements of the last seven decades. More information is available online.