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Where would this world be without dreams?

Twenty-five years ago, Minnie Pennell had a dream — an ecology garden.  Thanks to Minnie's dedication to the environment, the Cobourg Ecology Garden came into being.  It started as a small garden just south of Legion Village′s parking lot.  A generation later, the Garden encompasses the area north of the West Beach boardwalk, all the way from Hibernia Street to Durham Street,

To learn more about this haven for people, pollinators and small creatures, please view our commemorative video: Cobourg Ecology Garden at 25

Please be aware that incorrect GPS co-ordinates were provided for a hunt and there is no geocache in the Ecology Garden.  We ask that hunters do not try to enter the sheds or dig in the Garden.  Instead, we welcome you to walk the paths to enjoy the colors, the fragrances and the cheerful chirping of birds.



Please bring a chair and join us at the Ecology Garden on Sunday, September 16th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., to enjoy family-friendly stories about a fairy godmother and her donkey friends!

Donations to help feed the Primrose Donkey Sanctuary critters are gratefully accepted. 


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.