Fall Gardens Clean-up

Calling all gardeners and nature lovers

We need help cleaning up the Regal Heights public garden beds and and naturalized areas.
Just an hour or two of your time will make a huge difference! 

We will be sprucing up the gardens and doing some autumn planting along Rosemount Ave. and Springmount Ave. When:  This Saturday, October 24, 10 am – noon  (rain date is Sunday, October 25, same time) Where: Meet on Rosemount Ave by the entrance to Oakwood Collegiate parking lot. Mary Anne will direct you to an area and a task where you’ll be able to safely work.  [Of course, we will all wear mask while near others.] Bring:  your gardening gloves and tools (rake, clippers, pruners, edger, planting shovel)
Hope to see you there!

Need some inspiration? Read all about our gardens on our website here: www.regalheights.ca/the-gardens-of-regal-heights/

Event Report

Gardeners gather for fall cleanup

The public gardens along Rosemount Ave. are all set for winter, thanks to a group of neighbourhood volunteers organized by the Regal Heights Residents’ Association.

On Saturday, October 24, about a dozen gardeners converged along the south edge of Oakwood Collegiate to trim back goldenrod, prune bushes and edge planting beds. They also planted daffodil bulbs sourced by long-time residents’ association member Florence Watts.

Masks and social distancing were the order of the day, as the volunteers carried out the work under the direction of gardening committee leader Mary Anne Quance.

They got some help from Davenport MP Julie Dzerowicz and her assistant Alex Keys, who took a turn with pruning shears and a shovel.

Thanks to everyone who helped out and to Peter Norman for publicizing the event. The association is looking forward to getting back into the gardens next spring.