Native Plant Garden
A natural setting designed so that plants, indigenous to the Pacific Northwest, can be seen growing in an actively cultivated area as well as in a natural setting. Only 20 native species were on site when the garden was started in 1999. There are now over 100 species. The 1,630 square metre (0.4 acre) garden is located in a typical lower Vancouver Island setting featuring rocky outcrops, Garry oak, Douglas-fir and spring flowering bulbs such as camas, shooting stars, fawn lilies. It also provides a natural habitat for both flora and fauna.
The volunteers who maintain this area also participate in plant salvage operations and many of the plants come from sites in the Victoria area where new construction is occurring in natural areas.
This habitat includes a dazzling display of spring wildflowers, moss-covered rocks, and a diverse bird and bat community.