We are absolutely thrilled to be returning with the Explore the Outdoors program for 2020! We will be repeating some favourites from last year as well as adding some new and exciting events. Please stay tuned as more information becomes available in the next couple of months.

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Gardening with Native Plants

June 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

What does the term “native” mean in terms of plant selection for your garden? This workshop will address gardening with native plants at the scale of the home garden, along with important planning and design considerations for creating long lasting landscapes with all season interest. Careful selection of native plants and the incorporation of other garden features for the benefit of pollinators, birds and other wildlife will be discussed. A wide selection of native trees, shrubs and perennials will be introduced along with practical tips for growing them successfully.

Kevin Kavanagh is the owner of South Coast Gardens, a small specialty nursery and landscape design business next door to LPBLT’s Shirley and George Pond Nature Reserve. Kevin has a longstanding interest in nature conservation, native plants, and garden design. He will be assisted at the workshop by staff from South Coast Gardens and members of the Norfolk County Master Gardeners.

There will be two REPEAT sessions held on Sunday, June 23; the morning session be from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and the afternoon session will be from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please only register for one of the sessions.


June 23, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Shirley and George Pond Nature Reserve
1653 Front road
St. Williams, Ontario Canada