Fletcher Wildlife Garden


Fletcher Wildlife Garden is a 6.5-hectare site established in 1990 to encourage residents of the Ottawa area to create or restore wildlife-friendly habitat and gardens on their urban or rural property, emphasizing the use of plants native to this region.  The 6.5-hectare area is open year-round, showing different kinds of habitats and different species of plants, and visitors can follow the Bill Holland trail through the property.  The Fletcher Wildlife Garden annual native plant sale is on Saturday, 6 June 2015, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. This is an excellent opportunity to buy local plants for your own garden. Volunteers at the plant sale can advise you on what will work best for your situation.


Free brochures on gardening for pollinators and other useful topics (how to make compost, feed birds, invasive species fact sheets) are always available in French and English at boxes located outside the Interpretation Centre, in the butterfly meadow, and at the large Bill Holland Trail signboard near the baseball diamond. The signboard also has a large map of the garden. See www.ofnc.ca/fletcher for more information.

ACCESS/PARKING

Access is via a gravel road opposite the Agriculture Museum parking lot.  Follow this road to the signboard or further to the Interpretation Centre. 

Free Car Parking (along road to centre)

Bike Rack On Site

No Bus Stop on Prince of Wales - Closest Stops are Carleton University (with short walk over the canal) or Baseline or Preston.  Contact OC Transpo for more information on near-by routes and schedules.

SCHEDULE
Friday June 19th: 
Self-guided tours of Fletcher Wildlife Gardens including backyard garden, butterfly meadow and amphibian pond. On-site signage and brochures (French and English) about gardening for wildlife is available on site.  Enjoy this nature spot in the city! 
Saturday June 20th:
Self-guided tours of Fletcher Wildlife Gardens including backyard garden, butterfly meadow and amphibian pond. On-site signage and brochures (French and English) about gardening for wildlife is available on site.  Enjoy this nature spot in the city! 
Sunday June 21st: 
11 am to 3 pm: Guided tours (in English) by Fletcher volunteers will be available and native plants will be on sale. Interpretive Centre will be open which has great bilingual resources (library, posters, displays).

Link: Fletcher Wildlife Garden website
Address: Prince of Wales Drive (south of the Arbortetum traffic circle, opposite Agriculture Museum parking lot) More Info
Building Hours: Interpretive Centre is open when volunteers are working.  No set hours.

Contact fletcher (at) ofnc (dot) ca for more information on events and activities at Fletcher.