Please note that this event may be changed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following advice from health experts and political leaders and will continue to update event statuses as the situation evolves.
Do you love gardening? Then consider helping us out at the Auzins Community Wildflower Garden this spring.
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 including weeding, cleaning up last year's plants, mulching, clearing the trail, and replanting as needed. Feel free to drop in anytime between 10am and 2pm, or stay the whole time.
What to bring
- This is an outdoor event so please bring whatever you need to be comfortable, such as sunscreen, warm clothing, bug spray, and good shoes. As well, be sure to bring your lunch/snacks, and water.
- We will provide gardening gloves, knee pads, and tools, but feel free to bring your own equipment if you prefer.
- Spring at Hawk Cliff is a great time to 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. Butterflyweed photo (left) by Anita Caveney.
Hawk Cliff Road
Union, ON N0L 2L0
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