Embracing the Wild: Gardening with Native Plants

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
  • Includes a tour of the Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary native plant gardens

Workshops will be offered virtually via Zoom, 12:30 - 2:30pm on:

  • Friday, March 26, 2021
  • Saturday, March 27, 2021
  • Friday, April 9, 2021
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021

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


Pre-register for workshops via EventBrite.

Check out the poster for more details. 

Workshops are sponsored by CRD Environmental Protection.