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Barrie Native Plant Pop-Up Sale

Barrie Native Plant Pop-Up Sale

Watch out Barrie, we’re coming for you!

We are hosting a pop-up native plant sale at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation on September 15th, 2019.

We will be selling a wide variety of our Ontario native perennials and a small selection of seeds.

We are accepting pre-orders for those that know what they want and don’t want to leave it up to chance. Pre-orders over $100 will require a deposit. To shop our plants please visit and email us at to place your order.

Where:Tiffin Centre for Conservation at 8195 8th Line, Utopia
When: September 15, 2019
11 am to 3 pm


FREE Gardening for Wildlife Talk, 11 to 11:30 am

Grow wild and think beyond a pollinator patch or songbird garden. The talk will take an ecosystem approach to gardening with a focus on plant selection, design techniques and maintenance must do’s (and don’ts).

Learn about the basic necessities of wildlife, focusing on songbirds and pollinators
Learn which plants are the most productive and create the most wildlife interactions
Learn the do’s and don’t of how to maintain a wildlife garden
Learn simple garden design principles that will ensure your garden is eye-catching all year long

Fall in Love with Native Plants Sale

Fall in Love with Native Plants Sale

When: September 12-15, 2019 9am to 4pm

Where: Hidden Habitat, 2017 Southwood Road, Kilworthy P0E 1G0


Take advantage of warm days and cool nights by planting in late summer, early fall.  There’s still plenty of time for the roots to establish and come spring your plants will be further ahead ready to bloom.


Take advantage of our one-on-one customer service to assist you with picking out the naturally perfect plants for your space.  Visit our gardens and grow plots to see how many of the plants look once planted.


Enjoy special discounts on selected plants and seeds.


NEW naturally perfect plant packs.
A selection of six 4cm plants and grasses for $24.99


Visit our plant availability list to see what is available.


Please note the nursery is open to the public during regular hours as well.  We also offer plant delivery services.  Please call 705-828-6313 or email info(@) to inquire.




Growing Native Plants from Seed – Cancelled

Growing Native Plants from Seed – Cancelled

When: September 28, 2019 1 pm to 4 pm (CANCELLED)
Where: Hidden Habitat 2017 Southwood Road, Kilworthy P0E 1G0
$45 per participant

Learn the basics of how to grow your own native plants from seed, as well as some tips and tricks that will bring better results. The workshop will cover how to responsibly collect seeds, how to store them and how to germinate them indoors and outdoors.

The workshop will begin with a basic introduction into native plant gardening and plant selection and a tour of the Hidden Habitat gardens in the making.

In the workshop participants will:

  • learn which plants are ideal to grow from seed
  • learn how to grow a variety of Ontario native grasses and wildflower seeds, including site preparation
  • learn how to collect seeds while following the North American Native Plant Societies suggested collection methods.
  • learn the benefits and drawbacks to direct seeding outdoors vs. germinating indoors
  • learn methods of seed preparation such as cold moist stratification and seed scarification.
  • leave with personalized seed mixes* ready to be sown in your garden.
  • leave excited about the possibilities in your own garden

*A selection of Hidden Habitat native seeds will be available for participants to choose from.

Additional seeds and plants will be available for purchase.

Workshop will be held outdoors and hands on so please dress for the weather and for walking in long grass.


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