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The Land Between: Design Your Own Shoreline Garden

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Our most popular workshop – Design Your Own Shoreline Garden with The Land Between– and now with Watersheds Canada too!

Come to one of our seasonal workshops and walk away with a garden design and plant choices tailored especially for your shore! Join experts with over 25 years experience in naturalizing, restoring, and designing shoreline gardens across Ontario. Now too, use the Natural Edge App and Amazing Plant Database to help choose plants for your site.

Your shoreline can be beautiful, functional, natural and yet still have access and great lake views. Never mow again. Attract butterflies and pollinators. Help your lake’s fish habitats. Deter nuisance geese. Screen out neighbours if you like too…all while supporting our healthy ecosystems for future generations.

TLB offers affordable and exciting workshops from April to October across the region. Workshops run 10am to noon. Workshops are $20/per person. Please bring a picture of your shoreline. Coffee and snacks are served. This year we are in:

  • Buckhorn Community Centre: Saturday June 9th
  • Bobcaygeon Community Centre: Saturday June 16th
  • Haliburton Highlands Outdoors Association: Saturday Aug. 11
  • Huntsville Library, the Annex Room: Saturday, Aug. 25th
  • Curve Lake First Nation Community Centre: Saturday Sept. 8

Register Here

Workshop topics include:

  • permits
  • native plants
  • increasing biodiversity
  • invasive species
  • goose control
  • limiting nutrient runoff
  • erosion considerations
  • plant species preferences
  • design aesthetics
  • step-by-step design

*Please note that erosion control may be discussed at sessions, but erosion control designs will not be developed in these workshops. Instead they will require onsite site visits. 

Once you attend, you can also order our

These Starter Kits are beginner baskets of shoreline plants for specific shoreline soils. Too, we can order the plants that have been chosen for your design at the meetings.

Onsite consultations are also available.

Earlier Event: June 16
Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market
Later Event: June 16
Forest Therapy for Gamiing