We are now moving into the Planning Phase of the Year of the Garden 2022. The next 9 months will be important to engage Garden-Family members with this unique horticulture celebration, as we prepare to invite the public to celebrate the numerous benefits of gardens and gardening. Not everything is yet decided which is a good thing, but as you can expect things will go quickly, since our goal is to start the marketing campaign in the fall of 2021 leading up to the Year of the Garden 2022.
We want you to participate so we can promote you and the Canadians can easily Add Garden to Life.
We have created a first Year of the Garden 2022 Resource Guide to facilitate your engagement. Check it out!
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or suggestions. Thank you to those that have!
If you have not yet done it, expressed your support to your local Member of Parliament, please do it now, asking for an official designation of the Year of the Garden 2022 and cc the Canadian Garden Council. Click for a sample letter.
We are still getting letters of support. More quotes from these letters:
“Year of the Garden 2022 would provide an even larger platform to promote our destination’s beautification efforts and highlight our charming streetscapes.
As the visitor economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, initiatives such as “Year of the Garden” become even more important.” – Heidi Zinn, Executive Director, Discover Charlottetown Inc
“We would like to lend our support to Michel Gauthier of the Canadian Garden Council, in making 2022 the “Year of the Garden” for all of Canada. In light of the current pandemic, it seems only natural that Canadians would want to emerge from the weight of the current situation with a way to celebrate. The beauty, colour and hope of gardening is a perfect way to express this.
We ask that you support his efforts in this endeavour as well.” – Deb Zynomirski, President, Dunnville Horticultural Society
“As a member of Canada’s Garden-Family, we ask that you urge the Federal Government to endorse and support this unique initiative and proclaim 2022 as Canada’s Year of the Garden for the benefit of Canadians and Canada.” – Pam Clarke, Durham Master Gardeners
“Expanding on this renewed interest in gardening by having 2022 as “Canada’s Year of the Garden” would be a natural expansion of this interest and the members of GardenComm would love to be at the forefront of promoting a year dedicated to their passion.” – Ken Brown, GardenComm
“All evidence points to Covid-19 modifying our lifestyles as Canadians, and we are spending more time in gardens, from which we derive proven health and wellness benefits. With Year of the Garden 2022, what a great way to promote and enhance well being. We very much support the Year of the Garden 2022 initiative and gardeningcalendar.ca looks forward to promoting its gardening events from coast to coast.” – Jean Carr – Founder – Gardening Calendar – Ontario
“We believe that a Year of the Garden 2022 will contribute to educate and inspire Canadians to engage with gardens, plants and nature therefore enhancing the health, quality of life, economic and positive environmental impact they provide.” – Brenda McDermott, Chairperson, Greater Saint John Community Garden
“We are excited for this opportunity with the Canadian Garden Council, and are a willing partner ready to engage with the public to ensure that the Year of the Garden 2022 will be a success across our country, and right here in New Brunswick.” – Brad Henderson – Director of Operations – Kingsbrae Garden
“The creation of Year of the Garden 2022 aligns so eloquently with the Mission of The Niagara Parks to preserve and protect these environments for all. As a global destination and leader in the field of horticulture, we support the Year of the Garden 2022 initiative as it celebrates so directly the importance of gardens.” – David Adames, Chief Executive Officer, Niagara Parks Commission
“On behalf of Nature Québec, please accept this letter confirming our support for the Canadian Garden Council’s initiative to make 2022 Canada’s Year of the Garden. Never before has the need and appreciation for gardens and plants been more apparent than during these unprecedented times of the COVID pandemic. ” – Cyril Frazao, Executive Director, Nature Québec