Assiniboine Park Butterfly Gardens
September 10, 2013 | Commercial | Paving Stones | Retaining Walls
J&D Penner brought their experience in paving stone to help create the beautiful Butterfly Gardens at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Young or old we hope you enjoy this beautiful space and the inspiring butterflies.
From late spring to early fall, visitors to the Assiniboine Park Zoo can enter the magical world of butterflies at the Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden. The Garden is housed in two 2000 square foot quonsets with air-locked vestibules for entry and exit at each end. A central area that connects the two quonsets will house a small gift shop and a glassed-in hatchery. The quonsets are covered with a mesh material that allows for an open-air feel, while keeping the butterflies safely inside.
Oasis Grand Waterfall Kit
Baby Barn Owl
Birds On A Log
Beautiful Winnipeg Backyard Patio
September 9, 2013 | Paving Stones | Firepits | Patios
This Winnipegger has turned their backyard into an amazing retreat and the best place to enjoy the last bit of summer weather. With the help of J&D Penner this homeowner has created an incredible brick patio perfect for relaxing and hosting great outdoor parties. Take in the inspiration and then begin to dream about your own patio. It's easier than you think to turn your backyard into a outdoor retreat, stop in to our design studio and we'd be glad to help out.
Yard Decor Favourites!
September 3, 2013
Our Yard Decor Store is still open! Make sure to come check out all the incredible planters, statuary, fountains and other accessories we have in store to add all of those finishing touches to your yard. Whether you're looking for something classic or modern you'll find it at our Yard Decor Store, we even have some humorous and adorable pieces to make your yard perfectly unique.
We also stock pavers, patio slabs, and DIY landscaping kits that make transforming your backyard easy. You can find us at 2560 McGillivray Blvd and are open Monday through Saturday.
Check out a few of our favourite pieces for this year right here!
August 30, 2013
With September right around the corner (I can't believe we are saying that!) there's no need to pack away your planters but embrace them instead! There are a plethora of plants that carry into fall. Here's two tips for creating amazing fall containers and some of our favourite fall planters available at our Yard Decor Store.
Assiniboine Park Duck Pond
August 30, 2013 | Paving Stones | Sidewalks | Parks
The Riley Family Duck Pond at Assiniboine Park was an exciting project for J&D Penner. We were able to bring our experience and expertise in paving stone to a project that created an incredible family space, and a unique venue that can be used all year round.
Fire Pit Inspiration
August 24, 2013 | Paving Stones | Firepits | Steps
There's still plenty of time to enjoy warm summer nights around the fire and break out all the fixin's! Here's a few of our favourite fire pits to get you inspired. Our DIY fire pit kit is especially easy!
A Unique Driveway and Sidewalk Transformation
August 21, 2013
There are so many options at J&D Penner that can transform any home whether it's cottage style to minimalist. This driveway and sidewalk in Winnipeg is a great example of something different than traditional pavers with even more impact.
A Perfect Backyard
August 16, 2013
Looking for some inspiration for your own backyard? Look no further! Drawing from over 30 years of experience, J&D Penner has created this incredible outdoor paradise combining their paving stone expertise, pond products, and many gorgeous products and statuary from their Yard Decor Store. The results speak for themselves!
Elzéar Goulet Memorial Park on Taché
J&D Penner is always honoured to help build and work on projects that bring beauty and history to Winnipeg. We love our city and we love the rich history behind it too. That's why working on the Elzéar Goulet Memorial Park on Taché was a very special project for J&D Penner.
Elzéar Goulet Memorial Park was built near the spot where Goulet was killed. Elzéar Goulet was a Métis leader in Manitoba (formerly the Red River Colony). He was a supporter of Louis Riel's provisional government and was killed by Riel's opponents after the suppression of the Red River Resistance.
Nellie McClung Monument at the Manitoba Legislative Grounds
August 5, 2013 | Paving Stones | Concrete | Parks
J&D Penner was honoured to work on a project that respects and pays tribute to an extraordinary woman who played a pivotal role in Canadian history. J&D Penner was a part of building the monument on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building, laying the foundation, stone, and concrete needed. The statue shows Nellie McClung and the four other feminists of the so-called Famous Five — Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards — who were responsible for making women "persons" under the law. The statue was sculpted by Winnipeg artist Helen Granger Young.
A Classic Patio Makes this Winnipeg Yard Amazing
August 2, 2013 | Paving Stones | Retaining Walls | Steps
Classic paving stone is timeless, durable, and provides almost limitless colour and design options. J&D Penner used classic pavers to create this incredible multi-level patio for a beautiful backyard in Winnipeg. The warm hue of the pavers and rounded design provide a traditional but luxurious patio where family and friends can relax and enjoy the summer.