About Us

The Maitland Garden of Hope is a private 1.5 acre garden owned by Colleen O’Connell and David Cybulski. It has a delightful variety of theme gardens, including a wildflower garden, orchid walk, woodland garden, numerous perennial gardens (approximately 5,000 perennials) with native species, and a rhododendron and azalea garden. Our newest additions are a daylily garden, butterfly garden, culinary garden, touching garden, fragrance garden, and magnolia garden.

Mission

Our mission is to provide a garden habitat that will aid in the conservation and enjoyment of our native butterflies, birds and honeybees.

 Visiting

The Maitland Garden of Hope is open by appointment only, from June 04 to September 03. To book an appointment, please call 613-348-3125 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m, Tuesday to Saturday. We are located at 1 Jones Court, Maitland, Ontario. Check out the map to see how to get here.

There is no fee, although a donation to support “Our Kenyan Kids” would be appreciated. The site is wheelchair accessible.Our gardens are open to groups as well as individuals. Some of these include the Red Hat Society, friendship circles, church groups, artists, horticultural associations, seniors groups and photographers. All are welcome!

Apiary

The apiary has two bee hives and is our modest attempt to increase the Ontario bee population. Colony bee collapse has significantly impacted our crops and flowering plants. We believe each bee hive makes a difference.

Monarch Butterfly Waystation

Our registered Monarch Butterfly Waystation provides the resources necessary for  monarch butterflies to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. The butterfly garden includes various milkweeds that are host plants for larvae. Numerous native flowers provide nectar sources for the mature adult. In addition to the monarch, this garden attracts many other species of butterfly.

 Birds

We have over 40 bird species regularly visiting our gardens. Having many native plant species that attract birds, plus numerous feeders and bird houses, we have many resident birds. Common visitors include the black-capped chickadee, northern cardinal, bluejay, goldfinch, wren, baltimore oriole, pileated woodpecker, nuthatch, grosbeak and an occasional barred owl.

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