The US city of La Crosse has organized a ceremony to officiate the construction of a giant garden, the Cameroon Garden, as part of a sister city partnership program between La Crosse and the Cameroonian city of Kumbo.
The announcement was made on Thursday 11 October. It was a ground-breaking ceremony for the garden that honours the Republic of Cameroon, a WXOW Televesion said.
The Cameroon Garden will not have plants from Cameroon due to differences in climatic conditions. ‘The garden will be unique, because it will focus on sculptures’ said an official involved in the project. ‘Sculptures that will capture certain elements of their culture. Now, there will be plenty of gardens, plenty of colour. It will capture the colours you in Africa, but obviously we can’t duplicate the plants’.
La Crosse and Kumbo established their friendly relationship through the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, a Roman Catholic religious congregation for women whose motherhouse, St. Rose of Viterbo Convent, is in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in the Diocese of La Crosse.