EPISODE 351 THE RHODODENDRON GARDEN (HANCOCK FAMILY OF MISSISSAUGA) IN FULL BLOOM MAY 26,2021
May 26, 2021
HOLD on to your socks! We visited the Hancock rhododendron garden today. Full bloom here and there in the climax forest.
Something few people have ever seen and yet the garden is open to the public. If you live close by then pack up your camera
and hike over there right now. There was only one other couple there today. Seemed like a wonderland designed just for us
alone. Marjorie organized our visit. I had no idea such a fairyland forest existed in heart of Mississauga.
It will really knock your socks off!
Camilla Road…QEW and Hurontario…one block east of Hurontario on North Service Road…small parking lost for 10 cars…free.
Put your socks back on and hustle over to the Hancock Garden right now.
This CUTE little brown snake was hustling across a pathway in the garden. You should hustle as well.
Why take this picture? To show how the Mississauga Parks system has protected the Hancock forest with the very
best cable and couplings. Do not jump the fence and trample the woodland.
Here is a mystery for you to solve. Why is this Hancock Woodlands garden shed featuring Japanese script. There must be a reason.
My high school chums at Humberside in the 1950’s may have known…Takasaki and Hayashi may have known but not said much
about it…actually said nothing about the sudden presence of Japanese families in Toronto in the Second World War. The Hancock
story is complicated and heart warming if you take the time to read the signage. Makes the blooms all the more powerful.