Annual Native Plant Garden Tour May 1

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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.

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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! 

Private Gardens:

  • 2203 Kinross Ave– The Oak Bay Drought-Tolerant Garden Showcase led by Jennifer and Mary Sutton
  • 2117 Sandowne Rd – The Lansdowne Slope Garry Oak & Veggie Garden Hybrid led by John Dick & Lynn Bailey
  • 2646 Cranmore Road – The Fabulously Diverse Botanical Learning Garden led by Dr. Louise Goulet
  • 1709 Carnegie Cres - The Lawn-to-Garden Conversion Success led by Linda Travers

Public Gardens:

  • Haliburton Community Organic Farm & Saanich Native Plants led by (741 Haliburton Rd)
    • Garden HQ: Tours of the Biodiversity Area & Native Plant Tea Tasting - plants for sale here!
  • Uplands Park Celebrate Camas Day! - led by Margaret Lidkea & the Friends of Uplands Park (2900 Block of Beach Dr)
  • Playfair Park Discover the beautiful rare wildflowers and the breathtaking meadow restoration - led by Colleen O'Brien (1198 Rock St)
  • Royal BC Museum Native Plant Garden – native plants from across BC with botanist on site - led by Ken Marr, RBCM Curator of Botany (675 Belleville St)
  • Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary - tour the garden behind the nature house - led by the Nature House
  • Fort Rodd Hill Garry Oak Learning Meadow - explore the rare species restoration sites on these historic grounds - led by Parks Canada

The event is planned for Sunday, May 1st from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. This is a drop-in event so there is no need to RSVP. By donation, accepted at most gardens.

Guides are available online or at the HAT office (825 Broughton St) and at all garden locations!

Google Map of sites:

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  Thank you to our Co-Sponsor:

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Also thank you to other sponsors:

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See the 2014 Native Plant Garden Tour Galleries


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