Buena Vista Boulevard Garden

Volunteer opportunity!

Buena Vista’s Boulevard Garden is in bloom! We’d love your help tending the garden over the next few months. You are welcome to drop by anytime to lend a hand.

Bring gardening gloves, a shovel, a rake, or a wheelbarrow if you can. Join us Thursdays at 6:30 pm and Sundays at 10:00 am.

Interested in learning more? We are sending regular updates via email with a list of tasks. If you would like to be added to the list, email buenavistagardencollective@gmail.com

The Buena Vista Boulevard Garden is a community-nurtured growing space for native and edible plants for everyone to enjoy. We are respectfully located on Treaty 6 territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

The project to transform the boulevard on McPherson Ave between 5th and 6th street started in the spring of 2022 when a group of community members, supported by the Buena Vista Community Association and newly designated nature-based Buena Vista School, removed grass from a sixteen by two meter section of the boulevard to plant flowers and grasses native to Saskatchewan. In the fall, we used donated leaves and wood chips and compost from the City to begin preparing an extended planting area.

Our plans for garden expansion in 2023 include: adding a permanent water source, expanding the planted area to include additional native plant beds and prairie-friendly food plants, adding features like a Little Library, a welcome sign, a rain barrel, and providing communal tools for garden volunteers.

We are always looking for volunteers who are interested in participating – whether you have no gardening experience or are an expert gardener. We love to learn from each other.

For more information, you can email buenavistagardencollective@gmail.com, or find us on social media!

Instagram:  Buena_Vista_Garden_Group

Facebook: Buena Vista Garden Group 

The boulevard garden is registered with the City of Saskatoon’s Boulevard Garden program, is certified by the Wild About Saskatoon’s Pollinator Paradise program, and is supported by a Butterfly Way Ranger from the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterfly Way program.

The Buena Vista Boulevard Garden, ready to mulch, in early summer 2022. Credit: Amy Nixon

The garden after mulching and planting. Credit Meghan Mickelson.

The garden blooming with native flowers and grasses in late summer 2022. Photo Credit: Leisha Grebinski.

Hyssop late summer 2022. Photo Credit: Leisha Grebinski.