Perennial Plant Association’s 2016 Perennial Plant of the Year™ Anemone xhybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’


Frankie Flowers

  “I am pleased to be national spokesperson for Garden Days – a terrific opportunity for everyone to visit their nearby public garden, stop in at their favorite garden centre and above all, get outdoors and garden! Why garden? From growing your own food to cutting a fresh bouquet of flowers or improving a community space, gardening is the best way to be active and studies prove it makes you feel better too!!

Gardening is a blooming good time – so let’s get dirty Canada!”

Frankie Flowers
aka Frankie Ferragine

National Spokesperson

Provincial Spokespeople
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 Garden Route

Thanks to the 3,309 people who entered the
2016 Garden Days contest!

We are delighted to announce the eight contest winners:

First Prize:
a $500 travel voucher on VIA Rail with which to visit one of the Feature Gardens on Canada’s Garden Route
Winner: Carey Hurst of Drumbo, ON

Second Prize:
17 great gardening tools from Garant, valued at $350.
Winner: Valerie Despres of Aylesford, NS

Third Prize:
a $300 credit from Garden Décor with which to make your outdoor home even more beautiful with your choice of outstanding garden embellishments selected from around the world, just for you.
Winner: Kathryn Clinton of Cobourg, ON

Fourth Prize:
One of five gift bags filled with great lawn and garden care products from Scotts Miracle-Grow. Each gift bag is valued at $100
Anne Lu of Richmond, BC
Rick Bowser of Portage la Prairie, MB
Angela Kukurudz of Dauphin MB
Robyn Morris of Calgary, AB
Lorna Dockendorff of Charlottetown, PEI


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Garden Days’ objective is to draw attention to our garden culture, 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 and gardening in our communities and in our lives – we invite you to be part of this exciting national event.

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