A place for green thumbs to congregate in Coquitlam — and a refuge for others — is about to be lost.
But not anytime soon.
Metro Vancouver is digging up Pipeline Road for its Coquitlam Water Main Project that begins construction this fall between Guildford Way and Robson Drive.
And a storm sewer relocation to prepare for the 1.4-km pipe installation will mean the small retaining wall and some plants from the city's Inspiration Garden will be removed along the right-of-way of Pipeline Road.
"The plants will be preserved and replanted, and the retaining wall restored once the storm sewer relocation is complete," a spokesperson for the regional agency told the Tri-City News on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
However, once the water main construction is fully underway, the Inspiration Garden will be heavily affected.
"Metro Vancouver is coordinating closely with the City of Coquitlam around some larger impacts to the garden that are anticipated during a future phase of the project that will begin in a few years," the spokesperson said.
Metro Vancouver plans to have more information available, as well as public outreach, early next year.
For more details about the Coquitlam Water Main Project - Robson to Guildford Section, you can visit the agency's website.
Located at Guildford Way and Pipeline Road, at the southeastern end of Town Centre Park, the Inspiration Garden attracts hundreds of visitors a day to view the bountiful displays.
Gardening workshops and other public activities are also staged onsite.