Our native plant nursery will be opening Saturday May 15, 2021 for the season. We will be open from 10 am to 4 pm for in-person shopping as well as plant order pick-ups. Nursery hours: Thursday ...
Hidden Habitat is a native plant nursery that grows wildflowers, grasses and shrubs native to Ontario. We also sell Ontario native wildflower seeds, sustainably harvested from our cultivated fields in Muskoka. We offer ecological landscaping and garden design services. Creating beautiful and ecologically healthy landscapes with a unique focus on design for the thoughtful integration of people and place, while protecting and promoting the biodiversity of your outdoor space. Hidden Habitat services the Muskoka, Midland, Orillia & Barrie area of central Ontario.
Laura Thomas, a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Environment and Resource Studies program has worked in the landscape industry for over fifteen years; blending her passion for conservation and landscape design. Laura saw the need for better, sustainable land management practices especially within the realm of private land owners. Merging the elements of good landscape design with the practices of restoration ecology seemed both obvious and necessary given the fragmentation and destruction of landscapes today. However, while working in the landscape industry she found that often people felt they had to compromise beauty for conservation. Given her expertise in ecology, native plants and landscape design she knew that one could still have the simplicity and impact of a modern garden while providing food and shelter for local wildlife. Her unique and thoughtful designs demonstrate that healthy landscapes can be beautiful landscapes.
Our work in the community
As an enthusiastic environmentalist, Laura likes to help out and share her enthusiasm and expertise with local environmental groups. She currently volunteers with the Muskoka Conservancy and the Muskoka Earth Festival. She also volunteers her time with Hunters Bay Radio as the host of In the Dirt, a gardening show that digs into the weeds about gardening in Muskoka.