Our Natural Garden Tour: July 4, 2015
Gardening season is upon us, and if you’re in search of some inspiration, join us for Our Natural Garden Tour 2015! The date is July 4 and the price is still $15.00, one of the best garden tour deals around! We’re doing something a little different this year – all of the gardens are in one area of the city: Whyte Ridge. There are eight private gardens with styles ranging from formal to quiet and cozy; two are Naturescape-certified with a focus on habitat for attracting birds and butterflies; another boasts a spectacular vegetable garden. This year’s community garden is a butterfly garden under development at the Whyte Ridge Community Centre, and will be the cornerstone of a new interpretive trail project.As usual, information about each garden, including addresses and directions, are on the ticket.
This is a self-directed tour, and we encourage carpooling; better yet, given the proximity of the gardens to each other this year, consider cycling or walking between gardens. Tickets are available at the following vendors:
- Lacoste Garden Centre
- St. Mary’s Nursery & Garden Centre
- Sage Garden Herbs
- Shelmerdine Nurseries & Garden Centre
- Schreimer’s Home & Garden Showplace
- Jensen’s Nursery & Garden Centre
- Calabria Market & Wine Store
- Preferred Perch
- McNally Robinson Booksellers
- and from the Nature Manitoba office (204-943-9029) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Nature Manitoba
Nature Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1920 as the Natural History Society of Manitoba (later known as the Manitoba Naturalists Society), "for the popular and scientific study of nature". In 2009, we changed our name to Nature Manitoba. Our members share a passion for nature. Our goal is to promote an appreciation and understanding of nature, and to preserve and enjoy it. Nature Manitoba offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor programs year-round, and advocates for the protection of our natural environment.
We believe that the opportunity to experience the natural world in peace and tranquility is a joy and a privilege. We believe in the importance of sound stewardship of our parks, wilderness and other natural areas, and are proponents of self-propelled (non-motorized) recreation when enjoying these areas.
Take a moment to learn more about the benefits of membership with Nature Manitoba, or contact our office staff for assistance with memberships and information about our programs, events and outdoor trips.
What We Offer
- Canoeing, hiking, cycling, snowshoeing, camping, cross-country skiing, and other outdoor recreational pursuits.
- Field trips to observe birds, botany, butterflies, and more.
- Presentations by amateur and professional photographers, researchers, writers, outdoor enthusiasts, and naturalists.
- Year-round opportunities to enjoy the Mantario cabin.
- Special events in support of Nature Manitoba projects and initiatives.
- Research and advocacy groups that work for environmental protection.
Each month's events are published in advance on this website and in our newsletter, Nature Manitoba News, which is circulated to all members bi-monthly.
- To foster an awareness and appreciation of the natural environment and an understanding of humanity's place therein;
- To provide an association and a voice for those interested in natural history and the outdoors, and to cooperate with individuals and organizations with similar objectives;
- To arrange educational and recreational programs and field trips;
- to promote an understanding of the natural environment;
- To stimulate research and to record and preserve data and material in natural history and allied subjects;
- To work for the preservation of our natural environment.