Welcome to the online home of Swáy̓wi Temíxw, our Community Demonstration Garden!
Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) has honoured this garden with its Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim name.
The place-based word Swáy̓wi refers to the location of the garden and Temíxw means land, dirt, or earth.
Native Plant Guide
Tsitsáyxemaat Rebecca Duncan and her students from Xwemélch’stn Etsimxwawtxw Capilano Little Ones visited our new Recording Studio to record the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim names of the native plants in our garden. We are grateful to Tsitsáyxemaat and her students for sharing their language and traditional knowledge with us!
Click the play button below and take an audio tour of the native plant garden.
Our librarians have compiled these online gardening resources and reading recommendations that can help you create and maintain your own garden at home.