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Gardening for Wildlife

Gardening for Wildlife

Date: May 13, 2024   7 pm – 8 pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

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

In the webinar participants will:

  • 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
  • leave excited about starting your own wildlife garden

Please email to register.

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Don’t spend your summer indoors. Work with a small but growing business in Muskoka outdoors! Enjoy the beauty of Muskoka while learning new skills and gaining unique experiences.

We are looking for positive team members that enjoy working outdoors and perhaps getting a little dirty.  We are a small family-owned business and pride ourselves on creating a fun and inclusive work environment.


Native Plant Nursery Assistant

Wage: $20-$25

Part-time, 16-32 hrs/week.
Must be willing to work 2+ Saturdays a month

● Experience or knowledge about native plant identification and their growing conditions is preferred.
● Experience in working in the landscaping or horticulture industry is preferred.
● Ability to lift up to 50lbs (occasionally and not repetitively)
● Enthusiasm for practicing ecological landscaping methods and a willingness to learn
● Ability to work independently
● High School Diploma

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Perform duties around production, including sowing, thinning, transplanting, pruning, re-organizing nursery stock, weeding, irrigation, and inventory monitoring.
  • Serving customers in the nursery – includes using POS system and providing customers with assistance in plant selection and care.   
  • Maintain a current inventory of plant/seed stock for the online store and nursery.
  • Assist in putting together plant orders, loading plant orders for customers
  • Maintaining organization and cleanliness of the nursery and equipment
  • Participate in the maintenance of garden beds and plant propagation beds


  • Represent Hidden Habitat in a positive, professional manner, engaging with and educating visitors about native plants.
  • Perform other duties as needed if able and available, such as off-site garden planting and maintenance. 
  • Have a positive and flexible attitude and enjoy working and being outdoors in all weather. 
  • Be capable of lifting 50lbs (occasionally and not repetitively)
  • Be comfortable and willing to work independently on a rural property.

Preference will be given to those with a driver’s license and their own means of transportation.

Landscaper/Gardener Assistant

Wage: $20-$25

● Experience with landscaping and/or gardening
● Ability to lift up to 50lbs
● Have a positive attitude
● Enthusiasm for practicing ecological landscaping methods and a willingness to learn
● High School Diploma

● Receive daily instructions from supervisors
● Plant native perennials, shrubs and trees
● Weed and prepare garden beds (includes removing sod, moving soil & mulch, placing rocks etc.)
● Assist in the construction of hardscapes and landscape construction projects (including pathways, decks, fences etc.)
● Maintain a safe and organized job site
● Work in accordance with all health and safety laws and regulations

Preference will be given to those with a driver’s license and their own means of transportation.

Please send your resume to

Hidden Habitat is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Opening Day is May 18th, 2024

Opening Day is May 18th, 2024

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Our native plant nursery will be opening Saturday May 18, 2024 for the season.

We will be open from 9 am to 5 pm for in-person shopping as well as plant order pick-ups.

Nursery hours:

Wednesday  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday      9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday           9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday      9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday to Sunday, by appointment

Pre-orders will be available March 1st, 2024

Please check our plant list.  Pre-orders are available now.

We also have new 6 and 12 pack plant kits to go. Choose your own 6 or 12 native plants and we will ship them direct to your door.

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