• Germinating new life

    The Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens is currently closed to the public, however there's still lots of growth happening behind the gates!

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    Our emblem featuring Scotch thistle, mayflower and a honeybee

    The mayflower was Harriet Lila Irving's favourite wildflower. The honeybee symbolizes hard work and pollination. The Scotch thistle represents Scotland, the Irving family's ancestral home

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While the Gardens are closed to keep the humans safe from the current pandemic, wildlife is enjoying a quiet spring at the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens.

The Native Plant Sale is open to Pollinators only this year. We're working on ways to get plants to people after the Provincial State of Emergency is lifted.