Initial Garden Consultation, Free

All our garden installations start with an on-site visit to your property. We discuss your vision for the landscape, exchange ideas, assess the site conditions and inventory the existing plant material. You will receive a proposal and estimate for you to consider and for us to discuss further.  This does not include drawings.

 

DIY Garden Design Consultation, $75

We understand if you like to get your hands dirty.  Designing and planting your own garden can be a very satisfying experience. Let us help you view your landscape from a new perspective, one which emphasizes naturalistic garden design and biodiversity. During the consultation, we can provide you with a list of native plants that are suited best for your landscape and property. We can also provide you with a list of the current species, identify any invasive species and suggest control methods. Drawings can be commissioned separately.  For residents in Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Orillia a 1.5 hour consultation is $75For residents in Barrie, Collingwood, Midland and Wasaga Beach a 1.5 hr consultation is $100.

 

Educational / Guest Speaker, $75 (plus mileage)

Laura Thomas, owner of Hidden Habitat can lead a workshop or seminar for your group on a  variety of topics from Moving Beyond Butterfly Gardens to the Myths and Misconceptions of Wildflower Gardens.  For a full list of topics please contact laura@hiddenhabitat.ca

 

What we are up to

From the greenhouse to the garden and places in between.
    • Native plants have a reputation of being wild and unruly, ignoring boundaries and growing wherever they wish. This reputation makes some gardeners wary of allowing them in their gardens.  This is ...

      Native Plants for Small Gardens


    • We are excited to be a guest vendor at the Gravenhurst Farmer's Market this year.  On June 7, July 5 & August 9 we will be selling a variety of native plants perfect for the Muskoka home or cottage. ...

      To the Market We Go


    • When: Thursday August 10, 2017 | 6 pm to 8 pm Where: Hidden Habitat  2017 Southwood Road, Kilworthy, ON P0E 1G0 $35 per participant with all proceeds going to the Muskoka Conservancy Grow wild and ...

      Gardening for Wildlife


    • When: Saturday October 14, 2017 | 1pm to 4pm Where: Hidden Habitat 2017 Southwood Road, Kilworthy P0E 1G0 $35 per participant Learn the basics of how to grow your own native plants from seed, as well ...

      Growing Native Plants from Seed


    • When: Saturday September 16, 2017 | 1pm to 4pm Where: Hidden Habitat  2017 Southwood Road, Kilworthy, ON P0E 1G0 $35 per participant* Whether you want to turn a small piece of your lawn into a haven ...

      Establishing a Meadow


    • Native vegetation evolved to live with the local climate, soil types, and animals. This long process brings us several gardening advantages*. Save Water: Once established, native plants need little ...

      Benefits of Using Native Plants


    • This is a question I get asked a lot, and surprisingly there isn't consensus. There are vague definitions as seen below, but the jury is still out on a strict definition of what constitutes a native plant. ...

      What is a native plant?


    • Establishing a Meadow, $35 Saturday September 28, 2017 | 1pm to 4pm Whether you want to turn a small piece of your lawn into a haven for birds and butterflies, or have a field you want to return to ...

      Workshop Series for 2017


    •  Let our passion for conservation and natural design help you create your ideal outdoor space. Whether you have a small patio or hectares of land, Hidden Habitat can design an outdoor oasis not only ...

      Welcome to Hidden Habitat


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