The Accessible Gardens located at the back of the property of the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum are always an unexpected surprise for visitors.
The garden, which was originally planted in the Spring of 2018, was created in part through funding provided by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors program.
Focusing on the charitable values of the Children of Peace - the builders of the Sharon Temple - the gardens were planted in response to combating social isolation and providing vulnerable populations with a source for fresh produce through local food pantries. We are proud to give back to our community through donations of fresh fruits and vegetables to the Food Pantry at St. James the Apostle Anglican Church. To learn more about the Food Pantry, please click here.
Over the summer months the garden also becomes one of the best ways to foster youth involvement and community engagement through volunteers. Alongside our Heritage Gardener (funded through Canada Summer Jobs), volunteers are a vital part of the success of our garden. Please contact us if you are interested in Volunteering in the garden.
Want to learn more about what's growing in our garden? We've created the garden map below to act as a handy guide for visitors, both in-person and online!