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Meet Our Neighbour: Urban Jungle Cambridge


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  • The black-and-white Urban Jungle logo, being the name surrounded by leaves and flowers
  • A bouqet of pink and orange flowers with green leaves sitting on a wood trunk
  • A bouqet of white and green flowers with green leaves sitting on a wood trunk
  • A bouqet of pink and orange flowers with green leaves sitting on a wood trunk

Shawna, Old Post Office | May 5, 2021

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

 -- John Muir

We can walk with nature in many ways from admiring a natural vista, to hands on gardening, to bring a beautiful bouquet into our homes.

Melani of Urban Jungle Cambridge has always walked with nature growing up on her family’s flower farm in Europe. Over a year ago she attended a workshop and bought the business located at 149 Hespeler Road. As a Master florist she brings a contemporary flare to her Designer’s Choice arrangments. Creating stunning displays that include other natural elements in with beautiful florals. Melani and her family are here to help bring nature to you!

Bring nature into a special day…

This Mother’s Day Urban Jungle can help you give a gift of nature with a floral arrangement or opt for a tropical plant including some newly arrived Hawaiian plants. Both plants and arrangements can be picked up or delivered locally in Waterloo Region and surrounding areas. In addition to all the traditional floral arrangement services for special occasions Urban Jungle will hold photo events or workshops when they can, throughout the year. They can arrange special photoshoots using your photographer to capture your special occasions. As we shift through stages of reopening please check the website or call to book, 519 624 8284.

Bring nature into your Home…

Their shop is packed with plants big and small. Offering a variety of house plants from orchids, cacti, succulents to rare and carnivorous plants. Pots, terrariums and supplies are available for all your plant care needs. Looking for a nature adventure Urban Jungle has a plant subscription that is delivered to your door once a month. Or simply treat yourself by bring home a bouquet for your favourite vase.

Bring nature into your yard this May…

May is traditionally the month the majority of gardens are planted. Whether you are planting in containers or dedicating an area in your yard to dig up, Urban Jungle is bringing in plants to help you get hands-on in nature. Have a busy life Urban Jungle also has a landscape service available. They can also create an urn for your home, or business!

Idea Exchange has resources to borrow…

To assist your garden adventure our Preston location has garden tools in their unusual stuff to borrow collection. Just call them at 519-653-3632 or place any of these tools on hold just like a book. You will have to be able to pick up and return the tools directly to our Preston location.

Preston is also home to our Seed Library that stores a number of donated plant seeds. This is our second year as part of One Seed One Community Cambridge. This year every location has ‘Cascadia’ pea seeds you can pick up. Just ask at the door of your nearest Idea Exchange location when you are picking up your other library materials.

Idea Exchange has virtual events on nature…

For the month of May we have a number of garden and outdoor talks for all ages.

May 6th Healthy Trees, Healthy Me – Physical and mental health benefits of trees and plants.

May 8th Seed Saving with Bob Wildfong – Learn tips and tricks to successfully store seeds.

May 11th Get the Dirt on Plants – This Children’s workshop on soil and plants comes with a kit that can be picked up prior to the virtual program.

May 22nd Solder a Bug – This workshop will teach kids 12 and up simple soldering skills and comes with a kit that can be picked up prior to the virtual program.

Register and join us virtually or borrow some of our books and ebooks on gardening!