Does the arrival of spring weather have your thoughts turning to your garden? Perhaps you’re thinking of a way to incorporate native plants and don’t know where to start?
Then why not join us on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Designing Your Native Landscape workshop at Royal Botanical Gardens. At the workshop you will be taught how to choose and maintain native plant gardens and what type is right for your property. You will learn about how to work with the soil you have and how to incorporate raised garden beds into your design.
You will also have a chance to speak one-on-one with a garden expert about a plan for your property. The cost of the workshop is $40 (including HST) and includes a tour of a native garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens, a catered lunch, resources and giveaways.
The speakers include:
- Erin Mallon, Stewardship Technician - Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark
- Charlie Briggs, Staff Gardener - Royal Botanical Gardens
- Tara Nolan, Author and Raised Garden Bed Expert
- Crystal Bradford and Liam Kijewski, Native Garden Designers and owners of Wildlife Gardening
- Sean James, Master Gardener and owner of Sean James Consulting and Design
If you wish to attend the Designing Your Native Landscape workshop, you are asked to pre-register. You can find the link to register at the event listing on the Events Calendar at www.conservationhalton.ca/events. The Designing Your Native Landscape Workshop is on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Classroom 5 in the RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road West in Burlington.