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Gardens

Ecology Park

The Ecology Park has a collection of displays that demonstrate many different approaches to good land stewardship.  The Ecology Garden is the "teaching hub" of the park and contains a variety of other theme areas.  The following are exciting and education areas that a person can observe:

 Wildlife Garden Food Garden  Herb Garden 
 Children's Garden  Pet Shop  Puppet Theatre
 Maze  Jack Harris Garden  Low Water Garden
 Yard of Plenty  Shoreline Garden  Nature Trail
 Meadow & Prairie  Earth Adventures  Garden Market

There are school programs that primarily focus on elementary grades, although tours can be arranged for older children.  

 

Peterborough and Area Master Gardeners

This group is a volunteer group made up of expert gardeners from Peterborough and the surrounding region.  Their objective is to promote gardening and to assist gardeners.  For more information call 705-741-4905 or check out their website at www.peterboroughgardens.ca  

 

Peterborough Community Garden Network

The PCGN is a group of committee garden enthusiasts who together advocate for the increased presence of community gardens in the City and County of Peterborough.  They seek to connect people with land and create conditions for gardeners and communities to flourish.  For more information contact Paula Anderson at 705-745-3238 ext. 205 or by e-mail at pcgn@greenup.on.ca.  They also have a blog at http://ptbocommgardennetwork.blogspot.com


Peterborough Green-Up

Peterborough Green Up is a community bases, non profit environmental organization whose mission is to "enhance environmental health in the Peterborough region by interpreting environmental concerns, facilitating positive action and providing service recognized as valuable by the community".  Peterborough Green-Up has achieved both national and provincial recognition for their programs.  Current activities include:

 

 Water Conservation  Water Quality
 Energy Conservation  Waste Reduction
 Green Space Enhancement  Air Quality
 Climate Change  Transportation

 

To contact Peterborough Green Up visit their office at 378 Aylmer Street, Unit 4, Peterborough ON, K9H 3V8, or call 705-745-3238.  You can also e-mail them at greenup@greenup.on.ca


 Free in Peterborough is a resource guide for activities to do, and places to see in Peterborough and area.  If you are interested in posting anything on this website please call the City of Peterborough's Recreation Department at 705-742-7777 x1873.