Do you love gardening? Then consider helping us out at the Auzins Community Wildflower Garden.
The Auzins Community Wildflower Garden at Hawk Cliff Woods 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 for 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. Its a win-win for nature and gardeners alike.
How can you help?
We are looking for help with garden maintenance, in particular weeding and mulching. Feel free to drop in anytime between 10am and 1pm.
Things to note:
- Due to COVID-19, we will be practicing physical distancing at this event, meaning you should stay at least 2m away from anyway who isn't in your household. Although this is an outdoor event, everyone is encouraged to wear a mask.
- There are no washroom facilities at Hawk Cliff Woods, so please plan accordingly.
- We may encounter ticks in the garden. More info on ticks is available here.
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 if needed, but during this time we are requesting you bring your own if you can, in order to reduce sharing of equipment.
- Hawk Cliff is a great place to see flowers, birds, and wildlife, so bring your binoculars, camera, and field guides.
Please note: this event is subject to change or cancellation depending on COVID-19 restrictions. As well, this event is weather dependent. In the case of any changes or cancellation, we will send out an email to everyone who is registered the day before the event.
Butterfly photos (top) by Rebecca Launchbury. Butterflyweed photo (left) by Anita Caveney.
Hawk Cliff Road
Union, ON N0L 2L0
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