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 a free virtual 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 will be offered virtually via Zoom, 1 - 3pm on:

  • Friday, October 1, 2021
  • Saturday, October 2, 2021
  • Friday, October 29, 2021
  • Saturday, October 30, 2021

Workshops are limited to 30 participants and pre-registration via EventBrite is required. Visit Swan Lake's website for more information.

Check out our Live Green Garden Displays in various garden centres in the region for free native plant seeds:

Workshops are sponsored by CRD Environmental Protection.