McMaster University recognizes that the University and surrounding Hamilton area, including their nature spaces, are situated on traditional territories shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and Anishnaabe nations. These lands are protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum belt. The wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.
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The Rock Garden

Royal Botanical Gardens

The Rock Garden reflects a forward-facing environmental approach to environmental sustainability. RBG describes the Rock Garden as “a garden for the 21st century, one that embraces sustainable trends in garden design and management while respecting the integrity of its heritage setting. It incorporates a best practices approach to plant selection, design and management, including pollinator-friendly plants, species native to Ontario, and a broad representation of drought-tolerant perennials that provide wide sweeps of colour and texture through the seasons.”

Come and see what Rock Garden has to offer. Come and learn how to make your garden sustainable and environmentally friendly! From the rock garden you can also explore other nearby properties of the RBG like the Laking Gardens or Hendrie Valley.

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The Rock Garden

1185 York Blvd, Waterdown, ON L0R 2H9, Canada

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