As you enter the Colony Farm Community Gardens from the parking lot, there are a number of smaller plots near the Gazebo that are set aside for ‘demo plots’. These eleven plots are tended by gardeners each year who plant a variety of demonstration plants, or employ various gardening techniques, different seed and varietal options, and just plain interesting gardening ideas.
In 2016, we saw demonstrations of perennial plants that attract beneficial insects, Korean herbs, a salad garden, a butterfly garden, Peruvian wild tomatillos and chilean peppers, a medicinal garden, cucamelons and a lot more. Last year we celebrated Canada’s 150th Anniversary by featuring gardens from around the world.
Once the growing season gets going in 2018, we’ll be updating our 11 plots throughout the year, with links from this page to more details about the various individual garden plantings.
If you’re down at the garden, we’ll have some signs on each plot with a QR code you can scan to link up to more information about that particular planting on-line.
You can also click on each plot number below to learn more about that particular demonstration. These links will be updated as gardeners provide details about their plantings.
These were the plot demonstrations for 2017.
Plot #1 – Pollinator Garden
Plot #2 – Peruvian Ground-cherry and Mexican Torch
Plot #3 – A garden from the Phillipines
Plot #4 – A garden from Sri Lanka.
Plot #5 – A Mexican garden
Plot #6 – 150 Year Old Garden
Plot #7 – A Ukranian Garden
Plot #8 – Straw Bale Gardening
Plot #10 – A Korean garden
Plot #11 – Bird-house Gourds