Check out our workshops for 2019.....

Preserving Herbs from the Garden

In this hands on workshop you'll learn the "ins and outs" of preserving fresh herbs to maintain their aroma, taste and healthy properties. From techniques for proper drying, to macerations and infusions, we will look at the variety of methods available and which ones best suit, which herbs.

Please bring an empty 100-120ml / 4oz jar on the day. 

Cost: CHS Members $25. Non Members $30.

Time: 10am - noon. Location: MacLeod Park 

Pre-registration Required -call 705 426 9138

Saturday July 6, 2019 Youth Workshop ~ "Enchanted Garden Creations"

Free to all CHS Youth Members who are registered for the Enchanted Garden Challenge! Create your own ‘Enchanted Garden’ accessory. From fairy-houses to wishing wells, toadstools to critter corrals, we’ll use natural materials to create “Enchanted Garden” accessories. Feel free to bring your own ingredients; we supply paints, glues, natural materials, etc.

Time: 10 am - noon. Location: MacLeod Park, Park Gazebo

Pre-registration Required -call 705 426 9138



Sunday July 7, 2019 Beaver River Wetland Trail

Join Richard Dickinson, author and researcher on Native plants and wildflowers as he leads a walk on the Beaver Wetlands Trail just north of Sunderland. With his guidance discover the local native plants and wildflowers. Two walks planned: morning  and afternoon. Space is limited. Reserve your spot! by signing up at the

Free Event 

Time: Morning Guided Walk 10 am to noon

            Afternoon Guided Walk 1 to 3 pm

To reserve your spot please contact: The Wild Garden, Cannington - call (705) 432-3340

Saturday July 13, 2019 Painting Flowers & Botanicals

Put your talents on canvas, come and learn the skills, tips and techniques for

painting flowers and plants from life.
Includes all materials, boards, paints, brushes etc.
Facilitator: Teresa Como

Cost: CHS members $35, Non-members $45. Ages 15 and up.

Time: 12:30 to 3pm Workshop Location: MacLeod Park Gazebo Rain location t.b.c.
Pre-registration required 
Call 705 426 9138 for more info or to register.

Saturday September 28, 2019 Canadian Hydrosols & Oils
The Distillation & Therapeutics of native Canadian Plants

Our native herbal tradition has many healing plants that we know little about. In this one day intensive workshop we will explore the therapeutics of these amazing botanicals from herbs to trees. You will help harvest goldenrod and take part in a distillation producing both essential oil and hydrosol. The healing benefits of a handful of these native plants will be discussed from pain management to skin care. Attention will be given to the Canadian plants showing anti-cancer properties and theories on the specific chemistry of those extracts.

Facilitator: Suzanne Catty

Cost: CHS members $140. Non-members $150

Time: 9am to 5pm 

Call 416 405 8855 for more info or to register

Monday November 25, 2019 Tabletop Topiary Tree Workshop

with Ann Scarlett, from the Kent Florist, Lindsay

Ann will lead us in a workshop creating your very own topiary tree within a clay pot base. Festive accents and styling will add to this creative workshop. Space is limited - pre-registration required. All materials will be supplied but participants are welcomed to bring their own additional extras to add a personal touch if desired.

Facilitator: Ann Scarlett

Cost: CHS members $45. Non-members $55. 

Time: 7:30 pm Location: Royal Canadian Legion, 72 Peace St. Cannington

Pre-registration required - call 705 426 9138

Box 38

Cannington, ON  L0E 1E0

Tel: 705 426 9138

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