Grow a Native Plant Garden

CRD Parks & Environmental Services Water Conservation in partnership with Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary offer residents in the Capital Region connected to the Sooke Lake Reservoir water supply this free three hour introductory workshop on gardening with drought-resistant native plants:

  • Native plant identification
  • Review the benefits of native plants
  • Teach how and where to grow native plants
  • Offer tips for reducing or eliminating lawns
  • Inform how to create natural habitats, such as meadows, thickets, woodlands
  • Discuss how to attract wildlife and beneficial insects to the garden
  • Includes a tour of the native plant gardens
  • Overview of CRD Water Conservation programs

Instructor: Patricia Johnston, Native Plant & Waterwise consultant.

Each workshop is limited to 20 participants and pre-registration is required. Please call Swan Lake at 250.479.0211 to register. Workshops are held in the Fall and Winter.

Winter/Spring 2017 Workshops:

January 28 - Full 9:30am - 12:30pm Saturday
February 11 - Full 12:30 - 3:30pm Saturday
February 16 9:30am - 12:30pm Thursday
March 12 - Full 12:30 - 3:30pm Sunday
March 30 - Full 9:30am - 12:30pm Thursday
April 8 - Full 9:30am - 12:30pm Saturday


Pre-register for workshops.
Call Swan Lake
Tel: 250.479.0211

Workshops are sponsored by CRD Parks & Environmental Services