Guelph Enabling Garden (The)

Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; GEG
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Primary Contact D. Trevor Barton, Chair - Board of Directors; Phone: 519-837-2807; Email:
Alternate Contact Anna Kroetsch, Registered Horticultural Therapist; Phone: 519-546-7027; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Wendy Lewis, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 519-831-5419; Email:
Primary Executive D. Trevor Barton, Chair; Email:
Alternate Executive Sarah Cunneyworth, Accessibility Coordinator, City of Guelph; Phone: 519-822-1260 ext 3536; Fax: 519-763-9240; Email:
Description (Site) Located near Evergreen Seniors Community Centre
Site Location Riverside Park
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
689 Woolwich St N
Guelph, ON N1H 3Z1
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Intersection Woolwich St and Speedvale Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 15 
Station Main 
Guelph, ON N1H 6J6
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Designed for people of all ages with varying degrees of physical and cognitive ability, the Garden celebrates the reflective, expressive and active connections with nature through multisensory garden features.
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: The Guelph Enabling Garden volunteering and Horticultural Therapy programs and the Friday morning Tea N Tales for 2021 have been suspended until further notice. Board of Directors meetings are now video-conferences. More updates will be provided as needed in the coming weeks and months. Check the website for updates.

Located within historic Riverside Park, the Garden is a living, interactive, accessible environment that fosters a sense of belonging and contributes to the well-being of the community.
* wide accessible, textured walkways and raised garden beds invite visitors and participants of all abilities
* Horticultural Therapy Programming
* free parking
Hours Board meetings (Guelph City Hall, Meeting Rm TBD) second Mon of the month 6 pm-8 pm
Dates Volunteer opportunities in the Garden, Apr-Nov 
Free Horticultural Therapy programming workshops and teaching sessions, May-Oct
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or visit website for information 
For seasonal programming, see News and Events section of website
Languages English
Fees Donation - donations accepted; see website for more information ; Membership as of January 2021 is free.
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Funding Grants ; Donations ; United Way ; Brick sales ; Plant Sale each May
Elections At Annual General Meeting
Print Material See website for brochures and newsletter
Service Categories Community Gardens ; Horticultural Therapy