The gardens at the Waba Cottage Museum were
originally conceived in 1999 as part of the Millenium
celebration. These special gardens were designed to mark the
millenium and at the same time celebrate White Lake's
heritage. The lush Annual
Garden (above) greets visitors to the Waba
Museum. Many of the
plants growing against the old stone house are reminisant of the
building's original era and have thus been named the Heritage Garden.
Entrance Garden is the first garden
you will see as you turn onto
Museum Rd. Its bright blooms and interesting foliage welcome and
Along side the
Museum is the Senses Garden. Not only
is this garden a treat for your senses but it's also fully wheel chair
accessible. Each part of this garden was designed to stimulate a
different sense. Although the plants in this garden
are beautiful to look, many also carry a wonderful fragrance - some of
them even have leaves or petals soft enough to touch. And
of course the fountain in the middle carries the soothing sound of
One of the most unique and elegant gardens at the
Waba Cottage Museum is the Romantic Garden. The romance
of this garden makes it an ideal setting for weddings and
photographs. A heart shaped flower bed sits in the
center of this scene.
The lush Perennial
Garden sits at the entrance of both the church and old
schoolhouse. There are many different varities of lilies growing
in this garden which provide bold beautiful colour year after year.
Garden was designed to teach kids how to love and appreciate
nature. Several of the plants in this garden are edible such as
cherry tomatoes, long string beans, and tall sunflowers.
The Herb Garden is
home to, of course, herbs. Although many of the common herbs are
represented here, you will also find several unique and different
plants in this garden such as purple Bergamot and strawberry rhubarb.
The Wildflower Garden is full of
flowers which, as the name says, grow wild in the White Lake
area. Many of these plants were already on site when this garden
close to road by the sign is the brand
new Rock Garden created for