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1996 – 2022 Twenty–six Years of Growing Naturally

cartoonBy permission of Barry King, copyright 2007
First published by Northumberland Publishers, August 9, 2007
The Garden was an initiative of the Cobourg Environmental Advisory Committee. Sod was turned in 1996 on a plot of land owned by Legion Village. Shortly thereafter, the Town of Cobourg allowed use of additional land adjacent to the original site which enabled the Garden to double in size.

In 2000 and 2001, due to a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation a qualified and experienced Supervising Gardener was hired. The Gardener provided leadership and continuity in the ongoing work of the Gardens and related projects, as well as the expansion of new projects.

Since conception, the Ecology Garden has been managed by volunteers who tend the garden and meet monthly.


A thank you to Minnie Pennell who, with the help of a few others, began the Ecology Garden in 1996. She held the position of co-ordinator/chairperson from inception until 2004.


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We welcome your ideas, questions and suggestions about the Ecology Garden! Please contact us by phone, email, or mail.

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Or send donations or mail to:

Cobourg Ecology Garden
c/o 92 Maria's Quay
Cobourg Ontario, K9A 5R6

Gardening Styles within the Garden

  • A wildflower garden
  • A sunken pond/bog garden
  • A butterfly garden
  • An herb garden
  • An ornamental grass garden
  • A shade garden
  • A rose garden
  • bluebirdA nut grove
  • Raised beds or "Ability Gardens"
  • Meandering pathways
  • A pollinator garden
  • A serenity area and wildlife habitat

Ongoing Contributions Keep Your Garden Growing ~ Thank you!!

The development and maintenance of the Garden comes from:wheelbarrow

  • Corporate donations
  • Individual donors
  • Government funding
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation

A full list of sponsors is here.

Help keep the garden growing.

How the Ecology Garden benefits the Community

  • By providing a relaxing natural environment for enjoyment.
  • By iIllustrating techniques of gardening which do not adversely affect the environment.
  • By beautification of the area and its surroundings.
  • By providing an abundant source of naturally grown plant material for fauna including bugs, butterflies, birds, and humans alike.