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This year’s garden theme is based on English landscape architect and town planner Thomas Hayton Mawson’s (1861-1933) plan for the City of Calgary. Mawson was commissioned by the City in January 1913 to design a plan for the city’s future development. The concept became known as “Vienna on the Bow” but was not implemented due to the outbreak of WWI. The image below shows The Mawson Plan for the City of Calgary, 1913.
One of the finest pleasures of a visit to Lougheed House is a stroll through the formal Beaulieu Gardens, situated on the 2.8 acre Lougheed estate. The Lougheeds were horticultural leaders in their community, often winning Calgary Horticultural Society 1st prizes for many garden and lawn entries between the years of 1908 - 1914.
The restored Beaulieu Gardens are a recreation of the Lougheeds' time and the essence of the original can still be seen in the perimeter plantings of spruce trees, the balustrades and the circle beds. The plant material is historically accurate to their period of 1891 - 1925.
Beaulieu Gardens at Lougheed House are a beautiful showpiece for the city of Calgary and the province of Alberta, made possible by our many corporate and private donors. The Beaulieu Gardens in this now public inner-city estate provide pure enjoyment of horticultural beauty and nature, while fostering preservation, education and cooperation within the community. Our outstanding volunteers dedicate countless hours to preparing the beds, planting, weeding, edging, watering, transplanting and deadheading.
In their day, when the population of this pioneer town was under 4,000, the Lougheeds were among Calgary's most influential citizens.