Trent is renowned for the aesthetic relationship between its Ron Thom architecture and the natural landscape that surrounds it. Nowhere is this more notable than in Champlain College, where the texture of local stone links the craggy castle-like buildings to the ruggedness of the drumlin and the rocky shores of the Otonabee river.
Over the years, there has been a concerted effort to further this relationship between architecture and landscape by developing gardens that compliment both.
As Champlain prepares to celebrate its 50th Anniversary next year, plans are underway to build a garden at the base of the Thom Tower and the entryway to the college.
“Alumni Garden” will bring new life to the college entrance and act as a welcome for students and future alumni of the college. A decorative plaque – prepared by Traill College Principal (and plaque historian) Michael Eamon – will honour the contributions of Alumni from the past 50 years.
A Garden Dedication Ceremony will take place during Head of the Trent weekend. All are welcome to attend.
Please help make the Alumni Garden a reality by making a donation today. Simply go tohttps://mycommunity.trentu.ca/giving/give-now, choose “Champlain College Garden” in the “Designation” dropdown menu and complete the form.
Alumni of tomorrow will thank you!