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Butterflies & Blooms; ERCA Plans Native Species Garden Tour

Tuesday July 26th, 2016, 11:00am


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As interest in pollinators and native plants continues to grow, ERCA is planning a Native Garden Tour, taking place on Sunday, August 7th, from 1pm to 4:30pm.

While visiting three gardens, participants will learn about the diversity and versatility of native plants and how to incorporate them into home landscaping. Highlights of this tour will include expert advice at each of the gardens on how to maintain colour in your garden all year round, how to properly start and care for native plants in your garden, design tips, and how to attract pollinators such as hummingbirds and butterflies.

“The tour provides people with an opportunity to get up close and personal with native plants from our region and to learn about some of the species of wildlife that depend on these plants for food, shelter, and nesting sites,” states Caroline Biribauer, Outreach Coordinator for the Essex Region Conservation Authority.

The tours starts at at River Canard Park in LaSalle, where participants will be treated to an authentic trolley ride courtesy of Windsor Essex Trolley Tours.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Tickets for the tour are $15 per person. Each participant will receive a native plant and native seeds to take home, and be entered into a draw for a prize donated by Cindy’s Garden Centre. The event is funded in part by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. This event is rain or shine and refreshments will be available.

To register for the tour online, visit

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