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It’s Garden Time!

Photo: Courtesy of Toronto Botanical Gardens
Credit: Janet Davis

Garden Days 2020 – June 13-21

Garden Days, a program of the Canadian Garden Council, is Canada’s country-wide celebration of our garden culture and the vital role of gardens and gardening in our communities and our lives. This program of activities and promotions 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. Garden Days’ objective is to draw attention to our garden landscape, history and innovations and to underscore the importance of public and private gardens, the value and benefits of home gardening and the promotion of environmental stewardship.

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Tell us your Garden Days Story!

It’s Garden Time! Garden Days 2020 celebrates the joy of gardens and gardening, and its many benefits to our physical and mental well-being.

Participate in this year’s celebrations by sharing your story on your favourite social media platform using #GardenTime.

* THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.

You could win prizes provided by:

Canadian Tulip Festival: Winners will get one bag of 20 Rembrandt Tulip – 5 bags to win

Scotts,® Miracle-Gro®: Scotts gift bag, a retail value of $125 – 3 bags to win

“My Garden Colours”: 5 gift cards available to winners with a value of $50 each

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Get Inspired with Garden Wellness Quotes

This year Garden Days will introduce experts in the field of health and wellness to reinforce the important part that gardens play in our lives and our communities.

As you can imagine, the conversations and topics will be wide-ranging – from the joys of community gardening to the “garden prescriptions” being handed out by some doctors, and everything in-between.

Garden Day Declaration

Ask your city to declare an Official Garden Day in celebration of all the benefits gardens and gardening bring to your community.

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Garden Days Spokespeople

National Spokespeople

Mark & Ben Cullen

Mark Cullen is an expert gardener, author & broadcaster and holds the Order of Canada. His son Ben is a fourth-generation urban gardener and graduate of Guelph and Dalhousie Universities.

“We believe that this time, during the pandemic, is Canada’s sweet spot for gardens. A time when Canadians are discovering the joys of the gardening experience at a new level. Garden Days is your chance to celebrate the gardening experience with us!”
– Mark and Ben Cullen

Provincial Spokespeople

Todd Boland
Todd BolandNewfoundland
Brad Henderson
Brad HendersonNew Brunswick
Garth Davey
Garth DaveyPEI
Neville MacKay
Neville MacKayNova Scotia
Albert Mondor
Albert MondorQuebec
Steven and Emma Biggs
Steven and Emma BiggsOntario
Colleen Zacharias
Colleen ZachariasManitoba
Noelle Chorney
Noelle ChorneySaskatchewan
Jane Reksten
Jane RekstenAlberta
Egan Davis
Egan DavisBritish Columbia

Garden Days Champions

The Canadian Garden Council is grateful for the support that each Champion volunteers to help create local, regional, and national awareness of this program and are looking for more ambassadors to help promote Garden Days this year.

If your organization has an interest in gardens or gardening, you could be a Garden Days Champion!

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