With all the kerfuffle in the news about Maleea Acker’s front yard native plant garden, and the interest the subject has generated, we thought we’d feature a Garry Oak native plant garden this season. This garden was created by our former Executive Director, Louise Goulet.
Louise began salvaging native plants for her garden in 2007, around the time that she retired from GOERT. After their house construction was finished, she planted the garden in winter 2008-2009, and was delighted with an amazing first bloom in spring 2009. Her Oak Bay garden has attracted hundreds of people for her annual spring garden tours, and has served as inspiration and a teaching tool for many. Here are her objectives, method, and some photos. Photos contributed by Louise Goulet unless otherwise noted.