The Riverwood Conservancy is home to several stunning gardens, all of which are maintained by volunteer gardeners.

Chappell House Gardens

The Chappell House Gardens are designed in an Arts and Crafts style to complement Chappell House, where The Riverwood Conservancy’s offices are located. The gardens surrounding Chappell House showcase roses, annuals, perennials, grasses, and decorative containers, and Chappell House’s front courtyard includes a lily pond with goldfish.

MacEwan Terrace Garden

The MacEwan Terrace Garden is a spectacular public garden that’s open to visitors year-round. Both local residents and visitors from beyond Mississauga regularly walk through the garden to enjoy its beauty and serenity.

The garden features a number of floral beds which house approximately 7,000 plants, including perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, and specimen trees. A pergola is located at the centre of the garden to provide shade and serve as a meeting point for many of The Riverwood Conservancy’s events.

Become a Volunteer Gardener

Volunteers bring the gardens around Riverwood to life – and you can too! Whatever your level of gardening knowledge, The Riverwood Conservancy has hands-on programs that will let you dig in, learn new skills, meet new people, and make our plant life pop. Come design and maintain our gardens, and you’ll be doing good for nature and the community. We also hold gardening courses, workshops, and plant sales throughout the year to help you make the most of your own greenspace.

To get started as a volunteer gardener, complete a Volunteer Application Form.