Gardening for Wildlife Workshop

Grow wild and think beyond a pollinator patch or songbird garden. This workshop will take an ecosystem approach to gardening with a focus on plant selection, design techniques and maintenance must do’s (and don’ts).

In the workshop participants will:

  • learn about the basic necessities of wildlife, focusing on songbirds and pollinators
  • learn which plants are the most productive and create the most wildlife interactions
  • learn the do’s and don’t of how to maintain a wildlife garden
  • learn simple garden design principles that will ensure your garden is eye-catching all year long
  • leave excited about starting your own wildlife garden

Workshop will be held outdoors and hands on so please dress for the weather and for the garden. A handout will be provided but note taking and photos are welcome throughout the workshop. Plants will also be available for sale.

Who: This workshop is for gardeners of of all levels, or for anyone interested in creating more eco-friendly outdoor spaces. 
Where: Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
When: The original date ofMay 17 will be reschuled amid concerns for COVID-19. New dates will be posted as soon as plans can be made. 
How much: $10.00 per person. Access to the trails by regular admission.

Pre-registration is required.

Please register using the PayPal link below. Please note that you do not need a PayPal account, you can simply "check out as guest". If you have any questions or require further assistance, please contact 705-526-7809 or 

Registration will Reopen Once a New Date has been Set.


About the Instructor:

Laura Thomas, of Hidden Habitat, is a graduate of University of Waterloo's Environment and Resource Studies program and has worked in the landscape industry for over ten years, blending her passion for conservation and landscape design. Hidden Habitat creates beautiful and ecologically healthy landscapes with a unique focus on design for the thoughtful integration of people and place, while protecting and promoting the biodiversity of your outdoor space.