July 23, 2019 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is hosting two garden tours where homeowners will learn how to add beauty to their yards with native plants.
Join CVC’s urban garden tours to learn more about native plants and their care. At the Jack Darling Prairie Wildflower Garden discover pollinator-friendly garden care and other environmentally friendly practices to help your garden thrive. New to native plant gardening? Join us at the Port Credit Pollinator Garden to learn how to add colour, beauty and diversity by adding native plants to your yard.
“Garden tours are a fantastic way for homeowners to see first-hand how beautiful native plant gardens can be,” says Melanie Kramer, Senior Coordinator, Sustainable Landscapes at CVC. “Participants will learn how to design and care for attractive gardens that contribute to local biodiversity and support pollinators.”
The garden tours are free, but registration is required.
The tours are led by CVC’s ecological landscaping specialists and are free thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners.
Growing Wildflowers Twilight Tour
Explore the Jack Darling Prairie Wildflower Garden at twilight to learn about planting bed preparation and garden maintenance so you can grow locally native wildflowers and grasses at home. Discover how to prepare your garden and care for your plants using bird and pollinator-friendly practices.
· Tuesday July 30
· 7 to 8 p.m.
· Jack Darling Memorial Park, Mississauga
The Prairie Wildflower Garden at Jack Darling Memorial Park was designed and planted by CVC, in partnership with the City of Mississauga, with additional funding from the David Suzuki Foundation. Planting and maintenance assistance is provided by local volunteers.
Designing for Pollinators Twilight Tour
Discover native flowers and grasses that attract pollinators at the Port Credit Pollinator Garden. Learn which plants would work in your garden and how to design with them.
· Thursday Aug 8
· 7 to 8 p.m.
· Port Credit Library, Mississauga
The Port Credit Pollinator Garden is a joint partnership between The City of Mississauga, Cloverleaf Garden Club of Mississauga, Credit Valley Conservation and the Port Credit Seed Library. Funding for this project was generously provided by The City of Mississauga, Cloverleaf Garden Club of Mississauga, Credit Valley Conservation and Scotts Canada Ltd.
Register at www.cvc.ca/events or 905-670-1615 ext. 221.
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. That watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
Acting Supervisor, Marketing and Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 449