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Pollinator Gardens

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About our Pollinator Gardens

Thanks to grants from TD Friends of the Environment, as well as Pollination Guelph, GHS is establishing approximately 12,400 sq ft of pollinator habitat, located in four areas on our property – which is adjacent to a 165 acre environmental reserve.

The goals of this pollinator project are:

  • to enhance local biodiversity
  • to positively impact local pollinator populations
  • to provide food, nesting and wintering habitats supporting all life stages of pollinators

The pollinator gardens will also provide an opportunity for education and awareness through GHS special programming and educational signage.  In fact, much of this project can be visited and enjoyed by the public – not only on our property, but also while using the public trail system that goes along our fence.

Thanks to our granters:

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What is planted?

GHS has planted more roughly 1,500 shrubs, ornamental grasses and perennials. (This does not include the native trees that have also been planted.)

Shrubs – a total of 383 shrubs have been planted

Ornamental Grasses and Perennials – a total of 1191 items have been planted

Click here to view the GHS Pollinator Species List, with information on all of the species planted on our property.

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Pollinator Week 2021

For Pollinator Week 2021 (June 21-27), GHS is hosting a virtual field trip for students. “Wild about Pollinators!” will be available on YouTube at 10am on Wednesday, June 23rd. For students and educators who cannot view the live event, the video will be available immediately afterward using the same link.

Join us for Wild about Pollinators! for an inside look at our pollinator gardens, as well as our wildlife program.