Garden Days is Canada’s coast to coast to coast, ten-day celebration of our National Garden Day which is held annually on the Friday before Father’s Day.
This ten-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.
All Canadian gardens, garden centres, horticultural and plant societies, garden clubs, garden-related businesses and communities are invited to organize Garden Days activities or events – between June 9 and 18 – to celebrate public gardens and home gardening.
We invite you to start planning your 2017 Garden Days activity and register it, at no charge.
Click on the ‘Activities’ link at the top of the page, where, by June 9th there will be hundreds of Activities from which to choose. Conveniently sorted by province, we know there’ll be numerous Activities you and your family will want to enjoy.
Wouldn’t it be great to have Official Garden Days in cities from coast to coast? We’ve made it really easy for this to happen. Learn more about how to declare your city's own Garden Day, download the proclamation template and make an appointment to present this at a council meeting, or visit your Mayor at City Hall to request the declaration in your home town.
As you can see, we’ve got a roster of outstanding Garden Days spokespeople. If you have a great idea about broadening the scope of Garden Days in your province, reach out and share it with your provincial spokesperson.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your Garden Days activities, you can scroll through previous years’ activities archived on the ‘Activities’ page
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Garden Days, a program of the Canadian Garden Council, is supported by a vibrant social media and public relations campaign. 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 – we invite you to be part of this exciting national event.