The Arboretum, University of Guelph, encompasses 400 acres of plant collections, gardens, walking trails, natural woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. The Arboretum is home to more than 2000 different taxa of woody plants, organized into collections that include a synoptic World of Trees collection, as well as a Native Trees of Ontario collection, and noteworthy collections of Oaks and Beeches, Maples, and Conifers. Adjacent to the university's main campus, The Arboretum is free to the public and open dawn until dusk - Visitors are very welcome!
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We host dozens of events annually to help you grow your garden and enrich your understanding of different plants, gardening best practises, and more.
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Thames Talbot Land Trust (TTLT) will once again be selling a wide range of native wildflowers that not only look great in your garden, but will also provide a great food source for pollinating insects and birds! Come on out to visit, grab some native plants for your garden and support TTLT at the same time!
The London Environmental Network helps protect our environment and build a sustainable community by doing everything we can to help our member organizations deliver on each of their own important missions. Get more information here about members and events.
Calling all gardeners! Bring in your extra cuttings, bulbs, seeds and plants to exchange with other gardeners. Please ensure all are well-labelled. Master Gardeners will be available in most locations to answer gardening questions and help identify and select the right plant for your garden.
Course is now FULL. 8 weeks of classroom instruction and hands-on workshops covering everything from soil preparation and seed selection to planting, maintaining, harvesting and preserving. Focus is on gardens you can EAT as well as colourful and helpful companion flowers.
Native plants are so beneficial and easy to grow! They are well adapted to the soils, the regional climate and wildlife - and will continue to survive climate change. Learn more about why we should all be growing at least a few natives. Check out the handy links to local growers and nurseries.