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 & hand sanitizer provided. No experience necessary! There is a port-a-potty onsite and handwash station. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DRINKING WATER. Volunteer registration required to ensure proper social distancing.
Click HERE to volunteer for Summer 2020.
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:
- New post and beam Picnic Shelter
- 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
Be sure to check out the beautiful new Picnic Shelter at the Gardens! If you are interested in hosting a special event at the Central Gardens Picnic Shelter, please contact EcoSuperior at 624-2141.
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.
Directions to the garden:
This program is made possible with funding by:
The City of Thunder Bay Community Services Department (Parks Division).