Volunteer Event: Summer Gardening at Wardsville Woods

Multi-panel image of 4 butterflies on flowers

Do you love gardening? Then consider helping us out at the Wardsville Woods Community Wildflower Garden.

The Wardsville Woods Community Wildflower Garden is planted with all native perennial plants that are beautiful and hardy choices for landscaping. The garden serves as a demonstration site for native plant gardening as well as a source of seeds for interested community members who want to grow native plants in their own gardens.

Why native plants?

Native plants provide food and habitat for birds, insects, and other creatures while requiring less care in terms of watering, pesticides, and fertilizers, than exotic landscaping plants. It's a win-win for nature and gardeners alike.

Mountain Mint in full bloom

How can you help?

We are looking for help with garden maintenance, primarily weeding and keeping the trail clear. Feel free to drop in anytime between 10am and 1pm. 

What to bring

  • This is an outdoor event so please bring whatever you need to be comfortable, such as sunscreen, bug spray, and good shoes. As well, be sure to bring your lunch/snacks, and water.
  • We can provide gardening gloves, knee pads, and tools, but feel free to bring your own if you would like.
  • Wardsville Woods is a great place to hike and see flowers, birds, and wildlife, so bring your binoculars, camera, and field guides. 

Please note: this event is weather dependent. In the case of cancellations, we will send out an email to everyone who is registered the day before the event.

Butterfly photos (top) by Rebecca Launchbury. Mountain Mint photo (right) by TTLT Staff.

August 22, 2023 at 10:00am - 1pm
Wardsville Woods
1632 Longwoods Rd
Wardsville, ON N0L 2N0
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Payton Landsborough · · 519-858-3442

Will you come?