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Successful Garden Tour May 3
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Gallery: Garden Tour 2014
Uplands ParkUplands Park has one of the greatest concentrations of rare plant species in all of Canada. The garden tour coincides with the annual Friends of Uplands Park Camas Day. Bring a picnic, listen to the music of Ron Carter and the Bald Eagles Band, and learn how to remove English Ivy or Broom (tools provided).
Oak Bay ResidenceSee a sixth-year garden with thousands of salvaged native plants. Habitats include meadow, woodland, and artificial pond/stream with 150 labeled plant species. Ornamental garden in the backyard is also open to visitors.
Swan LakeSwan Lake Nature House has a high efficiency irrigation system and excellent interpretive signs in their gardens.
Haliburton FarmHaliburton Farm is an innovative community project involving local farmers and other small businesses leasing District land. Tour the Garry Oak associated meadow and wetland restoration project where experimental techniques are being developed successfully by your hosts.
Garden TourJoin us for our annual Native Plant Garden Tour on Sunday afternoon, May 4th. Bring the whole family for a free tour filled with new friends, experiences, and ideas for your own property.
Fernwood ResidenceSee what 300 wheelbarrows of mulch, salvaged plants, and a dumpster of cardboard did for a neglected back yard in the City. Native flowering shrubs and forbs are used extensively to create privacy while attracting many songbirds and insect pollinators. Special features include an edible hedge, lily beds, and a variety of groundcovers.
Backyard MeadowLearn how to transform your backyard lawn into a wildflower meadow from the experts hosting this free tour.
Fort Rodd Hill National Historic SiteHosts at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site will lead tours of the Garry Oak Learning Meadow. The 1-acre Learning Meadow includes an area of woodland, a rock outcrop and a sunny meadow. Prior to project initiation, the restoration area was a heavily compacted lawn with only small pockets of native shrubs remaining. Site preparation involved two years of sheet mulching with oak leaf mulch and cardboard. Staff and volunteers have planted nearly 40,000 plants into the site, including 17,500 bloom-size bulbs of Common and Great Camas. Come and see the amazing transformation!
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