Embracing the Wild: Native Plant Workshop

The CRD, in partnership with Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, offers residents in the Capital Region connected to the Sooke Lake Reservoir water supply an introductory workshop on gardening with drought-resistant native plants.

Topics covered:

  • Native plant identification and their cultural history
  • A review the benefits of native plants
  • Information on how and where to grow native plants
  • Tips for reducing and eliminating grass based lawns
  • Information on how to create natural habitats, such as meadows, thickets, woodlands
  • Discussions on how to attract beneficial insects and birds to the garden
  • Tips on water saving practices
  • Includes a tour of the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary native plant gardens

Workshops for 2024 will be offered in-person, from 12-3pm, on:

Pre-registration is required for the workshops. Visit Swan Lake's website for more information.

Workshops are sponsored by CRD Environmental Protection.