Canadian Cactus in Kamloops
Q: Whatever happened to the cacti garden at Tranquille?
OUR ANSWER: Gosh, Lyn, this question sure takes us back in time…
When Tranquille Institution closed in 1985, the inevitable happened: the gardens slowly and sadly fell into disrepair as the property sat dormant. “The once-beautiful gardens were taken over by wild grass and weeds,” said our own avid history buff and editor of The Daily News, Mel Rothenburger. “Shame really.”
So it turns out that Tranquille was the name of a Sanatorium. Clever. I love the provincial photo archives.