This native plant demonstration bed is located just north of the Muttart Conservatory parking lot. A former annual garden bed that was given up by the Edmonton Horticulture Society, the ENPS applied to the City of Edmonton and was granted permission to use this bed as a showcase for perennial native plants.
As it is very visible to visitors, our idea is to have a full season of blooms and impress people on how great native plants and grasses can look! Hardscaping was done with stumps and rocks and a variety of plants were transplanted in the spring of 2012 with the help of many enthusiastic volunteers. The bed underwent a remodel in 2021 and 2022.
We have set Wednesday evenings, as scheduled, during the summer for volunteer sessions. The bed leader is Barry Storeshaw and Liz Deleeuw will be helping to get plant material into the bed and with bed maintenance.