“As a third generation Canadian gardener it has long been evident to me that the activity of gardening holds within it the intrinsic values of good health, wellness and a more socially elevated way of life for everyone who participates in it.
While the physical activity of gardening makes for better living, the mere presence of gardens enhances Canadian lives everywhere. Our public and private gardens have long been among the country’s great assets and now, finally, they are being celebrated in a meaningful and purposeful way during Garden Days. I am privileged to be the national spokesperson for this annual event.”
British Columbia: Brian Minter
Alberta: June Flanagan
Manitoba: Colleen Zacharias
Ontario: Denis Flanagan
Québec: Albert Mondor
Maritimes: Niki Jabbour
Newfoundland & Labrador: Todd Boland
Canada's Celebration of Gardens
June 19 to 21, 2015
Garden Days is Canada’s coast to coast to coast, three-day celebration of our National Garden Day which is held annually on the Friday before Father’s Day.
This three-day program of activities and events is for gardening enthusiasts, families, schools and tourists alike. Garden Days is an opportunity for Canadians to enjoy their own garden, visit or take part in their favourite garden experience, get inspired at their local garden centre or travel to a nearby destination to enjoy their favourite garden.
Register Your Activity
All Canadian gardens, garden centres, garden and horticultural organizations and garden-related businesses are invited to organize activities or events to celebrate public gardens and home gardening. If you are organizing an activity in celebration of Garden Days, click on the ‘Register your Activity’ button at the top of the page and follow the simple prompts.
Enter the ‘Canada’s Garden Street' Contest
If you live on Canada’s prettiest Garden Street – we want to know all about it. Click on the ‘Garden Street Contest’ button and tell us how gardens, be they public or private, contribute to the quality of life on your street and in your neighbourhood.
You could win $1,000 worth of Mark’s Choice Lawn and Garden Products from Home Hardware and of course the ‘bragging rights’ for your street to be named Canada’s Garden Street for 2015.
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Kicked off with National Garden Day, always the Friday before Father’s Day, Garden Days is a three-day celebration that takes place over the Father’s Day weekend. The program’s objective is to draw attention to our cultural garden landscape, history and innovations and to underscore the importance of public and private gardens, the values of home gardening and the promotion of environmental stewardship. Garden Days is a joyful, country-wide celebration of the role of gardens in our communities and in our lives.
Canadian Garden Council.