With a cool, moist start to the growing season the gardens grew and bloomed abundantly. This meant there was plenty of work for our summer gardeners and volunteers.

Our Summer Gardeners:
We welcomed Katie Glover back for her second season and this summer she was joined by Lindsay Mensen.

Around the Port Hope Gardens:
"The River Garden":
This new garden is on the North side of the bridge on Ontario Street, beside the Ganaraska River. A design has been developed by Kathryn McHolm and work began in the late summer. Paths were made, Roses, Nine barks and a Tulip tree planted, and the existing Manitoba and Norway maples pruned. An official opening is planned for the spring when further planting will take place.

This garden will feature heritage plants, found in the early gardens of Port Hope. There will also be an area of plants that can be used for dying yarn.

In addition, there are plans to plant shrubs in the area on the south east side of the bridge, beside the LCBO parking area. 

Hope St. Garden:
Arbours, bird houses and bird baths were set off amongst a profusion of flowers, herbs and vegetables.

Field Study Centre - Trinity College School (Tree & Shrub Nursery):
It was a busy spring season, planting new seedlings and lifting trees and shrub for sale.

Community Nursing Home:                               
Seating and raised beds in a shady setting.

Garden at the Archives Building:
The Explorer roses flourished.

Port Hope Villa Garden:
There was an abundance of poppies, roses, vegetables ….. for the residents and visitors to enjoy. 

At the Cobourg Ecology Garden:
Paths have been extended, a water garden added, the raised beds were producing well.

1.Introduction 2. Ecological Gardening
3.The Organizations
4. The Cobourg Ecology Garden 
5. The Port Hope Heritage Ecology Garden
6. Other Projects 7. Special Events
8. The Natural Homestead Tour 
9. The 2002 Season in the Gardens 10. More Info