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Gardening in the Highlands / Zone 4
As many northern gardeners will agree, there are challenges to gardening in the highlands, but the cold winters and short growing seasons are far outweighed by the stunning natural backdrop and the contrast of a glittering lake, a burbling creek or an imposing rocky outcrop.
It can be difficult to find information specific to gardening in the Highlands, but look no further! The Haliburton Master Gardeners specialize in all things green and growing in Zone 4. Read more about gardening in the Highlands here.
Visit our Resources section to view helpful gardening articles specific to our region. If you have a specific question, visit our Ask A Master Gardener page. For more detailed requests, our Master Gardeners will visit your property for a one-on-one consultation. Request A Consult here.
Your Master Gardeners are out in the community working on projects! Check out our event calendar to view upcoming workshops and seminars. Check back regularly for updates!
The Master Gardeners will not be holding a plant sale in 2023. Please visit our booth at the Home and Cottage Show in Haliburton June 2-4.
New to the Minden Riverwalk is a self guided multi media tour created by the Haliburton County Master Gardeners. A formal launch is set for Fri. May 26 at 10:30 am with a guided tour at 11:30 a.m. The tour features 21 stops along the river with information about native flora and fauna.
"Native Plants for Your Property Including Shorelines"
In this temperate region we are blessed with native plants, shrubs and trees. There are many good reasons to maintain a backbone of native plants with the exotic ornamental plants acting as accent or highlight plantings, particularly along shorelines. Use this 75 page directory to identify the natives you have and others you may wish to plant. After you do this go to the Buy Local page and find where you can purchase plants locally and where you can buy large numbers of plants wholesale.
CONGRATUALATIONS! The Haliburton Land Trust awarded Haliburton County Master Gardeners the 2021 Enviro-Hero Award!
Ask a Master Gardener
Do you have a specific question? With a large breadth of knowledge and experience, master gardeners will respond quickly and free of charge. Submit your question here.
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