Native Plant Gardening 101 at the Humber Arboretum

Event Date/Time: 

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


Humber Arboretum, North Campus
Humber Arboretum
Pink flowers hang from the head of a nodding wild onion

Get started with native plant gardening with this free Etobicoke Master Gardeners workshop at the Humber Arboretum!

Native plants are those plants which occur naturally in an area, having evolved locally alongside each other and with the native wildlife. They are a fundamental part of local ecology, and without them many other species cannot survive.

Native plant gardens offer many benefits both to gardeners and the environment: 

  • each new patch of native plants helps build a habitat network that can improve wildlife survival
  • native plants often require less water and less maintenance overall once established
  • they provide food and shelter for wildlife, such as birds and insects
  • attracting birds, butterflies, and other wildlife brings life to your outdoor spaces
  • replacing lawn with native plants reduces or eliminates the need to run a lawnmower
  • many native plants change throughout the seasons, offering a variety of colourful flowers, fruit and foliage

Take part in this free workshop and start making your native gardening plans for spring. 

How: This event is free but please register in advance through the Arboretum website


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