Central Natural Environment Gardens
Get into gardening!
Volunteers have been at the heart of Central Natural Environment Gardens since they were first established in 1995. A great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and be outside! Join us to learn more about organic gardening and native plants! Bring a hat, work gloves, and sun protection. We'll provide tools, training & refreshments. Children welcome. No experience necessary!
Volunteer sessions every Thursday morning this Summer from 9-12pm
Contact Melissa at 624-2143 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Get WILD in the city!
Central Natural Environment Gardens is a transformative urban greenspace that models organic gardening techniques and showcases innovative approaches to landscaping using native plant species. The gardens are open to the public and are a popular site for picnics, photography, & relaxation!
Garden features include:
- Garden Shed with Living Roof
- Millennium Garden and Human Sundial
- Interpretive Wildflower Garden
- Solar powered water pump
- Meadows, Woodlands, Wetland, Bird & Butterfly Gardens
- Big Boreal Adventure Site
Witness the changes at Central Natural Environment Gardens through the season as documented by one 2010 garden visitor at Mondays Garden.
Click here for a virtual tour of many of the native species at the garden.
Summer 2017 Events and Workshops:
Invasive Plant Walking Tour
Thursday August 17th 6:00-7:30 PM
In the trails beside Boulevard Lake - Meet in the parking lot at the end of Clarke St. off of Algoma St.
Thunder Bay is threatened by a wide variety of invasive plants. These all have negative impacts on our local biodiversity. Join EcoSuperior and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters on an Invasive Species Walking Tour to learn about the impacts these plants have, how to identify them, and what you can do to prevent them from spreading! The tour will be approximately one hour at an easy to moderate pace. Participants should bring sturdy walking shoes, a reusable water bottle, and comfortable clothing!
Call 624-2141 for more information and sign up online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/invasive-plant-walking-tour-tickets-36717639448
Directions to the garden:
This program is made possible with funding by:
The City of Thunder Bay Community Services Department (Parks Division).