Norquay Garden

What’s growing on outside?

The Norquay Garden is an outdoor, interactive classroom where urban kids can grow plants, increase their environmental awareness and connect with nature. It’s a place where teachers can go beyond theory and the classroom and demonstrate ecology, science, biology and chemistry in action. It is an opportunity to promote healthy living and allows the community to experience the thrill of coming together to nurturing living things.

Through PAC financial support, various grants, dedicated volunteer support and lots of enthusiasm, the garden can boast:

  • A Food Garden with a total of eighteen 4’ x 8’ raised planter boxes.  
  • Two outdoor storage boxes.
  • A 3-bin rodent-resistance compost.
  • A water tap in the centre of the Food Garden.
  • Sturdy trellises made with 4” x 4” cedar and galvanized mesh.
  • A Native Plants Garden with brick borders featuring a variety of native plants including Alpine Strawberries, Fringe Cup, Kinnikinnik, Nodding Onion, Oregon grape, Pacific Nine Bark, Red-Flowering Currant, Salal, Salmonberry and Saskatoon Berry to mention a few.
  • A collection of gardening tools and supplies for students.

The garden is a 100% volunteer-run initiative.

Help give students a green, creative experience

Making the garden bloom requires many hands and hearts working together. Helping out and participating in PAC fundraising initiatives like purchasing dumplings or Purdy’s Chocolates all help the garden grow.


If you prefer a more hands on approach, we sure could use them! From watering, weeding, hauling to leading, the Norquay community can only reap what it sows. We are looking for volunteers to help water (especially in the summer), collaborate with and lead development initiatives. Please send an email, we’d be thrilled to hear from you!