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The Garden was a hotbed of activity on United Way’s Day of Caring!  Nine enthusiastic volunteers worked tirelessly for five hours alongside CEG members.  Thanks to everyone’s efforts:

  • A ramp was built at the entry to the shed, making it fully accessbile
  • Posts for upcoming signage were placed in two garden beds
  • A new composter was built and, to the applause of all, christened with its first bucket of compostable material
  • The badly overgrown area behind the western Ecology Garden sign was cleared and prepped for future planting
  • The south side of the Garden received an overall “fluff and tidy”

Many thanks to our Day of Caring volunteers – Rob Franklin, Brian Darling, Lillian Darling, Kyle Snyder, Reid McCrae, Sean O’Grady, Teigan Jarvis, Gavin McNamara and Gord Hanson – for making these projects a reality.


The Ecology Garden is in its 22nd year of proving a peaceful oasis where all can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.  Having reached maturity, the older sections of the Garden are the focus of tender loving care this year.

On Thursday, May 24th, a group of 40 supporters gathered in the Garden to celebrate the generous spirit of current and former Cobourg residents.  J. McGill, the Peters family, L. Skyvington and J. Dansie sponsored the purchase and planting of five new trees to enhance the Garden's woodland area.  Our feathered friends thoroughly approve.  Shortly after planting, our new American Beech became the home of a bird's nest and we eagerly await the cheeping of hungry nestlings.


We proudly announce the arrival of extended family!  Three Jacquimonti Birch, one American Beech, one Shag Bark and a number of Chokecherry trees have recently been donated by local residents and by the Parks Department.

These new members of our family will be presented to the community on Thursday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m., at the Ecology Garden.  Please join us for the completion of the installation of these magnificent gifts.


Now that our long awaited Spring has arrived, the Cobourg Ecology Garden has burst out in bloom.  Mayapples, Scilla, Lily of the Valley, Violets, Trilliums and many more Spring flowers...heralding another season, another reason, to live, love, laugh and be happy.

The Garden has expanded over the last few years.  We now have an accessible path, benches and picnic tables, including one that is wheelchair accessible.  While strolling through the Garden, you'll come across the new Canadian Rose bed and the Shady Nook, the Hügel with its ever-changing flora and the new land sculpture.

The Garden attracts many visitors.  Some enjoy a picnic or a catch-up chat with family and friends.  Teachers bring their classes, artists set up easels, and many visit our pop-up library.  Drama students practice their lines or songs, photographers click away, and wedding parties grace our space.  We welcome all of you and hope that you are spreading the word about this haven by the boardwalk.