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  • Poster Native Plant Garden Tour FinalNative Plant Garden Tour Sunday 

    2016 Tour: Sunday May 1 - 10am to 3pm

    10 garden stops with 4 private and 6 public demonstration project gardens and restoration areas will be available with the lead gardener to answer the questions you have about gardening with Native Plants.

    Click here for Garden Tour Guide Book (PDF) 

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    Join us for the Native Plant Garden Tour on Sunday May 1st! Drop-in event, no RSVP or Tickets needed!

    These gardens showcase a variety of native plant treatments created by enthusiastic homeowners and volunteers presenting their backyard oasis or work-in-progress and answer questions posed by visitors. We have a diverse collection of gardens from around the Victoria area that highlight a passion for native plants – including gardens large and small, wholly native or a native garden that shares space with ornamental plants.

    There will be a gift basket giveaway that includes a  native seeds and easy-to-grow native plant starts. A survey form will be available to fill out for entry.

    Gardening with Native Plants Guides for the first 200 visitors at each garden, as well as expert advice! 

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    If you are committed to wildlife and water friendly land care practices, and want to see ecologically friendly yard and garden care become more wide spread, then consider asking HAT to become a Habitat Steward. Habitat Stewards commit in writing to:

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  • Toddcamas3Are you an enthusiastic native plant gardener and would like to show off your beautiful backyard oasis to your community here in Victoria?

    We are looking for five private gardens for our 2015 Native Plant Garden Tour on Sunday May 3rd that showcase a variety of native plant treatments created by enthusiastic homeowners that would like to present their gardens and answer questions posed by visitors. We are hoping to have a diverse collection of gardens from around the Victoria area that highlight a passion for native plants – including gardens large and small, wholly native or a native garden that shares space with ornamental plants. 

    The event is planned for Sunday, May 3rd from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Spaces fill quickly, so if you are interested in hosting your native plant garden or project, please fill out a submission form and contact Jill Robinson, Stewardship Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday March 13.

    Submission Form (PDF)

    In addition to the private native plant gardens included in the tour, we will share information about the public native plant gardens that can be visited at any time.  If you would like information about your public garden to be included in the promotional information for the 2015 Native Plant Garden Tour, please contact Jill.

    See the 2014 Native Plant Garden Tour Galleries from last year

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  • Caroline Merner - Copy smallIn the Field or Office: Interested in joining us outdoors each month to maintain and restore habitat on our protected lands? Or, how about in helping with fundraising events, GIS mapping, photography, or other activities? Contact us with your interests and we’ll try to match you up with our current volunteer needs! Or sign up for our e-news on our website to receive updates about restoration, office, or other volunteer opportunities.

    Upcoming Restoration Events:

    To sign up for an event or find out more information, call 250-995-2428 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Wildwood Watershed Landowners Learn Frog-Friendly Creek Stewardship

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    By Paige Erickson-McGee & Wendy Tyrrell

    On November 30, 2018, HAT hosted the workshop Creating Frog Friendly Spaces with Native Plantsaimed toward landowners with creeks or wetland areas on their properties. HAT was thrilled to have 22 registered workshop participants, including 10 Habitat Stewards in the Wildwood Creek Watershed. The workshop was held on a HAT Conservation Covenant property in Metchosin where the landowner is also a Habitat Steward with the Good Neighbours Program.

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