The Riverbank Discovery Centre in Brandon has started their 30-year Master Plan on developing their green space - starting with the flower bed that will surround the Discovery Center when complete.

Executive Director, Dean Hammond, says this summer they will be working on Phase 1 of their Discovery Gardens which will be in front of the building.

"We've been working with the Brandon Garden Club who have leant their expertise," explains Hammond. "So, we'll be breaking ground for that this spring."

"So, it's going to involve some substantial earthwork to prep the ground for those gardens - and when they're done, they will be quite nice!"

A walkway will meander through the gardens, and there will be places to sit and enjoy the view of the Discovery Garden as well as the Assiniboine River.

"It will definitely change the look of the building as you drive up or walk up to it," he adds.

The 30-year plan will be launched in 4 stages, "and so we keep applying for grants and we welcome donations with support from the public," says Hammond. "If anyone is interested in supporting any of these projects, just contact us here at the Riverbank Discovery Center, and we'll just continue to plug away at these projects."

Discovery Gardens, and the Peter Sawatzky Sculpture Garden, are the two big projects for the Discovery Center, both being launched this summer. But ....

What else is happening at the Discovery Centre this summer?

Rib Fest is coming back May 24-26!

Canada Day July 1!

Westman Multicultural Festival weekend in July!

Visit their website and Facebook page for more events coming to the Discovery Center.