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The Haliburton County Master Gardeners have developed a resource for native plants that can be grown in the county.
Originally developed as a plant guide for shoreline restoration, it can also be used by gardeners who wish to have a
native plant garden. It includes trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials. While not an all inclusive list, it is a good
beginning source for native plants. Just click on Native plants in the sidebar to download a copy of the document
as well as Native Plant Nurseries.
Haliburton County Master Gardener Association
The group of Haliburton County Master Gardeners (HCMG) was founded in April 2002. As our name suggests,
we serve Haliburton County and specialize in gardening in zone 4. Our group is comprised of twelve Master Gardeners
and Master Gardeners in Training. To be a Master Gardener one must meet certain educational requirements
set down by the overall organization - Master Gardeners of Ontario.
Our primary role is to advise gardeners and support gardening in Haliburton County. We give advice on a range of
topics from vegetable to flower gardens: at clinics in a variety of venues, as speakers, through our website, over the
telephone, by e-mail and through personal encounters. We hold an advice clinic at each of the Horticultural society's
monthly meetings. HCMGs have designed a garden for the historical Pritchard House in Minden, planned and
implemented the community garden at the RD Lawrence Place and submitted a proposed landscaping project for the
Minden Hills Community Centre to the Township of Minden Hills. Our latest project has been to redesign the gardens
at the Village Green in downtown Minden.
We garden with the Grade 2 students from Archie Stouffer Elementary School at the Minden Hills Museum.
Each year the students' Three Sisters Garden (corn, beans & squash) yields produce for the local food bank.
Local gardening enthusiasts might know the HCMG best from their annual plant sale, held each spring at the
Village Green in Minden. Our group meets on the second Tuesday of most months.
If you have an questions about gardening or would simply like to learn more about the Haliburton County
Master Gardeners and what we do, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.