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Daisies in sunshine at the Lynn McLean Memorial Garden. // Photo Mariianne Mays Wiebe

An exuberance of blooms at the Lynn McLean Memorial Garden

August 4, 2014 — 

A quiet garden just outside of St. John’s College is a tribute to the wife of the college’s former Warden, Murdith McLean (1980 to 1997). Lynn McLean, a librarian at Balmoral Hall and in St. Vital, died in 2001. Inaugurated on May 30, 2003, the Lynn McLean Memorial Garden teems with flowers between paths and stone benches for contemplation.

The campuses are spectacular in summer, thanks to the impressive variety and abundance of plant life that U of M physical plant landscapers and gardeners, along with additional summer staff, work hard to shape and maintain.

Here’s a look at the buds and blooms in this special corner of the Fort Garry campus. Where are your favourite places on campus to take in the summer plant life?



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3 comments on “An exuberance of blooms at the Lynn McLean Memorial Garden

  1. Emoke Szathmary

    It is nice to see Lynn McLean’s garden flourishing. However, the description leaves the impression that Lynn was a Warden of St. John’s. She was not. She was the late wife of former Warden, Dr. Murdith McLean.

  2. Alison McLean

    Thank you for posting these beautiful pictures! Just as wonderful as the blooms is the thought of UM students, faculty and staff enjoying the garden. Thank you to St John’s College and Physical Plant for continuing its care and maintenance.

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