To support community interest, and participation in plant cultivation, the County provides a growing knowledge base full of practical horticultural resources. In addition, the Agricultural Services department host workshops and events throughout the Lac Ste. Anne region dedicated to furthering the understanding, appreciation and propagation of the region's natural beauty.

A healthy horticultural program enhances the quality of County life in many ways. From professional producers to avid backyard gardeners: if you're passionate about plants, this section is for you.

Rural Beautification 2020

Due to the uncertainties presented by COVID-19, we've reimagined Rural Beautification 2020. This year, we're encouraging our gardeners to stay close to home with our theme: “Explore Your Own Backyard." Participate by August 31 for a chance to win some great prizes!

Frost-Sensitive Plants

Plant labels often have this warning “plant after all danger of frost has passed”. Each May we try to determine when that last spring frost will fall. It is often a gamble to know when those frost sensitive plants can go out. Get some great tips on when and how to plant your spring plants.

Shelterbelt Best Practices

Traditionally, shelterbelts were multiple straight rows of trees lining a driveway or bordering farm fields. Ecobuffers, established using different planting configurations, bring additional benefits for environmental conservation. Thinking of starting a shelterbelt? Start here.