Putting your garden to bed

by  Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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The flowers are almost finished; the veggies are picked... now what? How can you prepare your garden for the cold winter months?  What about the plants still in the garden?  We will explore what you can do that is sustainable and environmentally friendly to put your garden to bed.  Some people just leave things as they are over winter, while others strip every bit of plant off.  Join the presenter to discover there is a happy medium that supports the amazing garden ecosystem.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $150.00
Point to Point Premium: $140.00

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45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod After school clubs Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff Various clubs such as Guides or Scouts

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Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs can be cancelled with at least 48 hours notice unless the cancellation is due to inclement weather.

About This Provider

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Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada)

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Royal Botanical Gardens is a living museum which serves local, regional and global communities while developing and promoting public understanding of the relationship between the plant world, humanity and the rest of nature.

Education at Royal Botanical Gardens encourages environmental stewardship by providing meaningful and diverse learning experiences that connect people with the wild and cultivated plant world. 
With over 15 years experience delivering engaging interactive videoconferencing programs, we offer topics that explore biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment. Whether you are looking for an insect program; a program exploring wetlands, their functions and human impacts or you want to discover more about a delicious chocolate treat; we have a wide variety of plant-based programs to support and enhance your classroom needs or stimulate and entertain older adults. 
No matter where you are, your group can interact with our educators and scientists.

Karin Davidson-Taylor
905-527-1158 x249

Program Details


1. This program begins with a discussion about what a garden in the fall should look like.
2. We will review what a garden needs; what plants need.
3. We will discuss the impacts of certain choices on the plants, the animals and the garden
4. We will explore how can we encourage that the garden provides a habitat even in the winter.
Questions will be welcome throughout the presentation.


The participant will...
- explore the interdependence of the plants and animals within a garden ecosystem
- compare the pros and cons of taking care of a garden in different ways
- discuss how the garden can be a habitat even in the winter based on what we do in the fall
- list three things that your school/site would like to try to do this fall to prepare your garden for the winter.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.5-8.3 – Life Science
As a result of activities in Grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of:
a) Structure and function in living systems
b) Populations and Ecosystems
NS.5-8.6: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
As a result of activities in Grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of:
a) Personal Health
b) Populations, Resources and Environments
NS.9-12.6: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives:
As a result of activities in Grades 5-8, all students should develop understanding of:
c) Natural Resources
d) Environmental Quality