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Plans: Phase I
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Click here to view a short video of Sandy Warely speaking about the Garden.
Guelph-Wellington Master Gardeners Garden Gab Sessions
at the Guelph Enabling Garden, Riverside Park, 689 Woolwich Street North
Two sessions offered - 10:15 and 11:15
June 15 - Making A Mason Bee House
June 29 - It's a Surprise Talk!!
July 13 - Natives and Edibles
July 27 - Invasives or Opportunists
Aug 10 - It's another Surprise Talk!!
Aug 24 - Late Summer and Fall Natives
Sept 7 - Fall Planters
Sept 21 - Putting the Garden to Bed
Featuring short talks and demos on various horticultural topics, and time for individual answers to your gardening questions and problems, and suggestions on garden design and home landscaping questions. You may bring pictures of your garden to help describe your questions.
For information e-mail email@example.com, visit www.gwmastergardeners.mgoi.ca or phone 519-824-4120 x56714.
The Guelph Enabling Garden
Free Workshops 2013
The GEG is fully accessible and welcomes folks of all ages and abilities.
Register to participate
listed below or
schedule a private
session on an
All workshops take place in the
Guelph Enabling Garden
in Riverside Park
The Guelph Enabling Garden welcomes all to participate in these FREE educational workshops. Private Sessions facilitated by the Gardenís Horticultural Therapist can also be scheduled on alternate dates and times. To register for a teaching session contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
All sessions take place in The Guelph Enabling Garden, located in Riverside Park on the west side of the Speed River. Donations always welcome.
All sessions run from 7-8 pm
June 12 Propagating Potted Plants
Learn how to easily propagate mint and ivy plants into a pot so that you can enjoy your own container garden even if you only have access to a balcony or a concrete yard.
June 19 How to Dry Herbs for Culinary & Crafts
Learn how easy it is to harvest and dry herbs for cooking and craft projects.
June 26 The Art Of Flower Pressing
Find out how to preserve beautiful flowers through the art of flower pressing.
July 3 Picking Posies
Tour the Garden and admire what's in bloom. Create a small bouquet so that you can bring the outdoors in to your home.
July 10 Metaphors in the Garden
"Digging deeper", "Planting the seed", "Cultivating relationships". Did you realize that the garden gives us symbols that we can use for our own personal growth and development? Find out how metaphors used in the garden can enrich your life.
July 24 Household Backyard Composting 101
Join composting expert D. Trevor Barton in the Garden to learn about how to prepare and use household organics to produce "blackgold" in your backyard.
July 31 The Scented Garden
Delight yourself with the fragrances in the Garden. Learn how to make potpourri sachets using essential oils and dried scented garden herbs.
August 7 Pressed Flower Greeting Cards
Learn how to make nature-inspired greeting cards for your friends using pressed flowers.
August 14 Herbal Teas
Learn about the medicinal qualities of garden herbs and how to make them into the perfect cup of tea.
August 21 Welcome In Wreaths
Decorate your own grapevine wreath using dried flowers and herbs to hang on your door to welcome in your guests.
August 28 Do-It-Yourself Health and Beauty
Learn how to make natural health and beauty products right from your garden.
Kidsí Garden Workshops
Generally, kids participate in these workshops, but all are welcome and parents or caregivers are encouraged to join.
To register please contact Lea: email@example.com
Friends in the Garden
Thurs, July 11 10 - 11 am
Come to the Garden to make a puppet friend who you can explore the garden! This activity is suitable for children aged 5-8.
Making Sense of your Senses in the Garden
Thurs, Aug 22nd 10-11am
Explore the Garden using all of your senses and then express what you sense through art and poetry. This activity is suitable for children between the ages of 6-12 years old. Parents and siblings are welcome to join in.
The Lois Finlay Memorial Craft Sale
Saturday September 21st 9 a.m. to noon.
Peruse the craft tables for unique gifts, garden amenities and crafts created by Garden workshop visitors during the 2013 season.
Storytelling in the Garden
Treat yourself with tales told by the Guelph Guild of Storytellers in the beautiful setting of the Guelph Enabling Garden.
Cold drinks will be served and donations are accepted to support the Guelph Enabling Garden Horticultural Therapy programming.
Please bring a lawn chair and your own cup if you can. But don't worry, we will have extra chairs and cups if you forget!
Join us on Friday mornings 10:30-11:30 from July 5 to August 23 inclusive.
Click here to listen to the Interview of Brian Holstein of the Guelph Guild of Storytellers.
Knit Knites in the
Guelph Enabling Garden
Thursday June 6
Thursday June 20
Thursday July 4
Thursday July 18
Thursday August 1
Thursday August 15
Thursday August 29
Taking place in the Guelph Enabling Garden at 6:30 pm, weather permitting.
A unique way to spend an evening.
Experienced and new knitters welcome.
Come with your own knitting project and learn tricks of the trade or teach others.
Refreshments provided. Please bring a mug if you would like tea.
The Gardening Experience
As you walk the wide, wheelchair-friendly paths, read the donor bricks
with memorials of loved ones, and others with wonderful proverbs. Listen to the river, walk the spiral path.
Admire the raised and ground beds which have been planted and are maintained by community groups and individuals
as part of their own horticultural therapy programme.
The Wellington Association for Community Living, Guelph Services for People with Disabilities,
Spark of Brilliance, Zonta and Arc Industries are some of the organizations, which bring their members regularly to
the garden to care for their raised or ground beds. See, feel, smell, touch and hear what there is to discover
in this very special garden.
For more information about The Guelph Enabling Garden or information about volunteering contact Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members and Project Manager
Glynis Logue. L. to R. standing:
Jackson Mathieu, Judith Rosenberg,
Trevor Barton, Betty Richard.
Seated on bench: L to R.
Jen Turnbull, Glynis Logue & Joan Mathieu