Beautiful and biodiverse – Shoreline gardens are functional, fantastic and fun. They can be tailored to match your style, maintain your views, and increase privacy- and they will help to attract birds, bees, and wildlife, while deterring nuisance geese and invasive warm water fishes. Naturalized shorelines also filter water. Keep your lake clean and healthy for future generations with a native shoreline garden. Walk away with custom designs and plant lists for your shoreline. Now you can take home your design using Watersheds Canada’s Natural Edge App!
Even local groups come to us for advice!
Abbey Gardens shoreline/restoration ecology staff have attended our workshop in Haliburton and took away lessons in goose control, soil science and inquired about designs related to the Gull River.
Our staff/contractors have designed keystone shoreline gardens and goose deterrent projects for: Halls/Hawk Lake park in Algonquin Highlands; Rivera Park in Lindsay; Big Bald Lake Association; for Mr. Paul MacInnis’ property, president of the Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners Associations; at Head Lake in Dysart et al and for Haliburton Lake Association’s Public Beach; and many private landscapers and contractors too…
Landowners enjoy and learn too!
“I was expecting a dry presentation, cold hard facts, but you added such colour, your enthusiasm was evident, your energy palpable. I thoroughly enjoyed myself! And I learned stuff!!!!” Sharon Petrini, Haliburton County
We look forward to working with you to preserve the health and well-being of your lake and the Land Between bioregion.
Saturdays from 10 am to noon at locations across the region:
June 9th – Buckhorn Community Centre: 10 to noon
June 16th – Bobcaygeon Community Centre: 10 to noon
July 7th- Hastings Highlands Public Library, Maynooth: 9 am to 11
August 11th– Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association: 10 to noon
August 25th – Huntsville Library, the Annex Room 10-noon
Sept 8th – Curve Lake First Nation Community Centre 10-noon
Register for a chance to win!
This year’s shoreline garden attendees will be entered into a draw to win one of five prizes of $200.00 in plants.
Cost $20.00; Space is limited. Reserved seating for Lakeland owners.
Please bring pictures of your shoreline to the workshop. Coffee and snacks are provided.
Order your own Shoreline Garden Starter Kit tailored for your shore’s soil and sun. Cost per kit is $80.00 with 12 specialized plants and shrubs covering approx. 3 square metres of shore.
Please note that while these sessions discuss erosion control issues, we do not condone the designing of erosion controls without on-site expert consultation. Therefore, no designs to mitigate erosion will be created in this class.
(If you have erosion control issues, you can book onsite evaluations and consultations with our experts under contract with separate fees)
This program is an annual offer from TLB. This year’s program has been generously supported by The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund
What to Bring
*Please note that erosion control may be discussed at sessions, but erosion control designs will not be developed without site visits and our hydrologist attending.