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The Grounds

The Grounds

Parksville Museum and its grounds are located on the traditional territory of the Snaw-naw-as People who have called this area home for hundreds of generations.

The Plants

Visitors to the gardens will encounter many species of native, heritage, and ornamental plants. Native trees that can be found in the park include Arbutus mensziesii (Pacific madrone), Quercus garryana (Garry oak), and Pseudotsuga mensziesii var. mensziesii (Douglas fir). Many of the native species found in our small woodland have important ties to local history, having been used for centuries by First Nations people. These include Oregon grape, Yerba buena, and Salal.

Our heritage buildings are also accented by ornamental gardens. Louise, a long standing volunteer who has designed, installed, and maintained many of these plantings herself as recently stepped down from her fabulous work on our landscape. We are now seeking new volunteers to help the Parksville Museum's landscape in keeping up, maintaining & enjoying the landscape. Contact us today!

Visitors to the gardens will encounter such beautiful heritage plants as Rudbeckia ‘Herbstonne’, Achillea (yarrow), Lady’s mantle, and Fall asters. The gardens at Parksville Museum also feature many drought-tolerant and deer-resistant plants, including Euphorbia species and the fragrant Spanish broom.

For more information, or to enquire about volunteer opportunities, please contact us.

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Benefits include:
- Parksville Museum Newsletter-keep abreast of all events
- One free 2 hour rental of our meeting room
- 10% discount in the Museum Gift Shop (some exceptions will apply)
- VIP Access and discounts on special events and the Urban Farm School
- Unlimited entrance into Parksville Museum

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