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 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  in-person, 12:30 - 3:30 pm on:

Workshops are limited to 20 participants and pre-registration is required. Visit Swan Lake's website for more information.

Workshops are sponsored by CRD Environmental Protection.