Wildflowers of High Park

The grasses, shrubs and scattered trees of High Park's black oak savannah are intermingled with wildflowers that spark with colour. The savannah turns blue with wild lupines in June, and pink and yellow when the Showy Tick Trefoil and Goldenrod are on display.

Native Plant Sale

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The plants are grown in the Greenhouses as part of the High Park Stewards Program. Use native plants in your garden and help native species thrive!

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Locally Rare Wildflowers in High Park Savannah

High Park’s black oak savannah has a few native wildflowers, such as wild lupine and New Jersey tea, that are rare in the Toronto area. Some of these are featured in two articles reprinted here from the Toronto Field Naturalist newsletter:

Wild Lupines. Photo: Sharon Lovett
Wild Lupines. Photo: Sharon Lovett
Cylindrical Blazing Star. Photo: Sharon Lovett
Cylindrical Blazing Star. Photo: Sharon Lovett

Learn more about Toronto Field Naturalists.

Explore all the wildflowers of High Park, organized by colour and genus. A wealth of information at your fingertips!

Discover when you can find all your favourite wildflowers in bloom in Toronto's High Park.

Find beautiful, wildlife friendly plants for any garden, big and small.

High Park Stewards Guidebook: Rare Plants of the Endangered High Park Black Oak Savannah

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A plant and habitat guide, history of High Park, account of volunteering experiences and catalog of stewardship resources all in one entertaining pocket-sized book.

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Articles, Galleries and Guides

What's New?

Welcome to Our New Website!

By High Park Nature | September 14, 2020
Since the High Park Nature website was first launched in 2010, it has provided a wealth of information about the natural features of High Park. Now we are pleased to…

New Treatment for Buckthorn

By High Park Nature | July 9, 2020
This summer Urban Forestry is partnering in a demonstration trial with BioForest, a forest pest management company, to manage invasive buckthorn shrubs using the bioherbicide Chontrol Peat Paste. The active…

Toronto Star article, January 13, 2020

By High Park Nature | April 5, 2020
“We love High Park for its natural beauty. Will that love be the death of it?” Read the article or The Star Pressreader version

High Park Christmas Bird Count Results

By High Park Nature | December 27, 2019
The most recent High Park Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 (a very windy day). The High Park route ended up with 43 species, our lowest since…

High Park Stewards Summary 2019

By High Park Nature | December 1, 2019
There were over 280 participants (between 110 individuals coming at least once) who came out to High Park Stewards field restoration events. The average number of Stewards that attended each…

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