our donation helping Guides rebuild the eco-system.

The new pollinator garden project at the Albion Bolton Branch of the Caledon Public Library has taken flight. 

Eventually brimming with Black-eyed Susan, Wild Bergamot, Wild Columbine, Wild Strawberry, and more, along with its winged guests the garden will be a spectacular show. But it’s not all about the obvious beauty.

To quote Jode Roberts, Senior Projects Strategist with the David Suzuki Foundation, “Pollinators are a good indicator of the health of an ecosystem, but right now, they’re losing the fight against habitat loss and climate change.”

Planting team

The helping hands to bring the beautiful CPL garden to life have been more plentiful than the colours of a butterfly’s wings.

Town of Caledon staff removed the sod. TRCA delivered over 200 native plants, 30 each of 7 different varieties, and loaned CPL an assortment of planting implements.

Janice Fisher, a Butterflyway Ranger, along with the Second Bolton Girl Guide Unit, got their hands dirty helping CPL staff with the planting. The Guides group also grew seedlings to complement the established plants from seeds donated by CPL’s own Seed Library and TRCA.
A generous donation from the former Bolton and District Horticultural Society allowed CPL to add to the adult and children’s gardening collection in the Library.

Soon a Butterflyway sign will adorn the garden and a rain barrel, currently being painted by the Guides, will be ready for CPL to apply a clear coat and hook up to the building’s downspout, providing water for the garden.