Date: June 22nd, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Hilson Avenue Public School, 407 Hilson Avenue

In September 2018, Hilson’s garden was filled with blooms – and Monarch butterflies!

The rewards and pitfalls of school pollinator gardens

Visit a well-established school garden and hear about its checkered past. Continuity and maintenance of school gardens are a challenge. A Monarch Teacher Network member and a former Hilson teacher will be on hand to talk about the best ways to use a school garden and provide some tips for ensuring success. 

We are hoping to connect all WPP members who have created a school garden – and any who are planning to – at this event to compare notes and solve some of the problems connected with school gardens. You’ll also hear about how such gardens enrich the curriculum, thanks to creative and enthusiastic teachers.

Free, but registration required. Link to follow.

List of all 2024 garden tours

Hilson’s butterfly garden in early spring 2024 – inviting structure. Waiting for plants.