Garden Kit in a Box: Plant One at Home to Help Pollinators

Garden in a Box from Conservation Halton

Garden kits will help pollinators – bees & butterflies – in your yard.  Looking to get your garden started or refresh it with some perfect blooms? Conservation Halton’s Garden In-A-Box kit of perennial native wildflowers which will bloom year after year.

There are three different kits to encourage residents to plant native plants in their gardens to help protect pollinators like the Monarch butterfly. The shade kits are sold out; however there are still some sun and rain kits available.

Kits are $45 plus tax each. For more information and to purchase your kit, visit the Garden In-A-Box webpage. The kits will be available for pick up this Saturday (just in time for Mother’s Day) at the Conservation Halton Administration Office, 2596 Britannia Road West, near Guelph Line in Lowville.

Each kit is ideal for an area about 4 feet x 8 feet. Each plant is wrapped in coco fiber pots so it’s easy to just plant them directly into the ground. In their second or third year of growth they should fill the area nicely. If you prefer a very full garden, you may want to consider doubling the number of plants for your space.

Free Homeowner Gardening Workshops in Burlington and Oakville in May

Conservation Halton’s free Homeowner Gardening Workshops continue this week in Burlington and Oakville. Our staff experts will lead you through all the steps to creating a gardening plan which is low cost, environmentally friendly and enhances the beauty of your garden and curb appeal. The remaining sessions are:

  • Burlington, held on Tuesday, May 16 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the L.G Branch Auditorium at Mainway Community Centre (4015 Mainway, L7M 2L7)
  • Oakville, held on Thursday, May 25 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community Center Rehearsal Hall (2302 Bridge Road, L6L 2G6)

Register in advance for the Burlington Homeowner Gardening Workshops or click here to register for the Oakville Homeowner Gardening Workshops.

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