There’s no better place to celebrate Earth Day than the Toronto Botanical Garden. Join the final public planting of the TBG’s newest wildlife-friendly garden, the Woodland Walk and Bird Habitat. Purchase native plants, come out with the whole family and learn about woodland creatures, make crafts, or go on a guided hike to the Teaching Garden.
Sunday, April 21, 12 noon to 4 p.m.
FREE. No registration required.
The Woodland Walk and Bird Habitat combines a native woodland and prairie garden, providing year-round habitat that includes food and shelter for birds, pollinators and other wildlife. The plants chosen are native to the Carolinian Forest in the Toronto Region. This evolving garden space has been planted over several years, and Earth Day 2013 is the culmination of that work. It has diverse and multiple missions: to be an outdoor classroom for educational purposes, both passively and actively; to promote sustainability, conservation and biodiversity; and to showcase horticulture. A natural wood chip path guides the visitor from the busy intersection of Lawrence Avenue and Leslie Street through the dappled shade of the open woodland and on to the masses of perennials and the succession of seasonal plants in the Piet Oudolf-designed Entry Garden Walk.