CWF's Wildlife-friendly Demonstration Garden


Surrounding CWF’s headquarters in Kanata are wildlife-friendly garden beds and the remains of a small wood.  These gardens were created to show Canadians that native plants are both beautiful and beneficial.  Some garden beds have plants that are known to attract a certain species, such as our Bird Bed. Other garden beds have plants that grow in specific conditions, such as our Bog Bed.  Together these trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses and herbaceous perennials create habitat for wildlife all year long.  They provide food such as nectar, pollen, fruit and seeds, space for resting and nesting and shelter from elements and predators.

Many of the garden beds have bilingual information signage about the different garden themes and include some examples of the common names of the native plants that are found in the various beds.


Bilingual handouts and posters on wildlife-friendly gardening and Canadian animals will also be available on the Sunday when staff is on site.

ACCESS/PARKING

Free Car Parking

Bike Racks On Site (in Parking Lot)

No Bus Stop on Michael Cowpland Drive near CWF building.  Closest Stop is on Eagleson. Contact OC Transpo for more information on near-by routes and schedules.

SCHEDULE
Friday June 19th:
Self-guided tours of the wildlife-friendly gardens.  Learn about different types of gardens from our bilingual wildlife gardening signage!  This west-end location includes a pond bed, a forest-edge bed, a drought bed, a unique bog bed and many others! 
Saturday June 20th:
Self-guided tours of the wildlife-friendly gardens.  Learn about different types of gardens from our bilingual wildlife gardening signage!  This west-end location includes a pond bed, a forest-edge bed, a drought bed, a unique bog bed and many others! 
Sunday June 21st:
11 am to 3 pm: Canadian Wildlife Federation staff (English only) will be available on Sunday at the garden for questions. Bilingual handouts and posters on wildlife-friendly gardening and Canadian animals will  be available also.  Come see the gardens and learning about the vast array of Canadian flora that provides native habitat for our wildlife.

Link: Canadian Wildlife Federation - Wild About Gardening website
Address: 350 Michael Cowpland Drive, Kanata
Building Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Call (613) 599 9594 or send an email to contact (at) cwf-fcf (dot) org for further information about CWF's Wildlife-Friendly gardens.