Hope you had a good garden summer! The Canadian Garden Council’s Year of the Garden 2022 development team has been very busy in the past few months, and is pleased to share these important updates with the Canada’s Garden-family:
Thanks to Minister Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, 2022 was recognized as Canada’s Year of the Garden via a declaration in the House of Commons on June 21st . Minister Bibeau, an avid supporter of the Year of the Garden 2022, is back as Minister of Agriculture and Agrifood following the election. We are expecting an important announcement soon regarding the Year of the Garden 2022.
Sincere appreciation to our Founding Partners, Scotts, Premier Tech, and Proven Winners for confirming their generous commitments to become Year of the Garden 2022 Founding Sponsors. Thank you to Vesey’s Seeds who has signed on as a Silver Sponsor. These companies are preparing to unveil exciting Year of the Garden 2022 programs soon. Watch for details in upcoming newsletters.
There is still time to add your corporate support to Canada’s Year of the Garden 2022 national marketing campaign, with unique sponsorship opportunities to reach receptive audiences. Please contact us.
We welcome Parks Canada, Canada Post, and the National Capital Commission, as Promotional Partners which have committed their support for the Year of the Garden 2022.
Not-for-profit Garden-Family organizations can raise awareness for their cause by becoming Garden-Family Partners. We welcome the Perennial Plant Association as our latest Garden-Family Partner, featuring their Perennial Plant for 2022: Schizachyrium ‘Carousel’ (credit Richard Hawke)
Credit Richard Hawke
We invite Garden-family businesses to show support for and engage with the Year of the Garden 2022 by becoming a Patron. Please follow the link for details and important benefits you’ll receive.
The Canadian Garden Council has made presentations to national and provincial industry associations, including the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Québec Vert, Landscape Ontario, and Garden Centres Canada, among others, to actively engage their members – growers, retailers, and landscape service providers – with the Year of The Garden 2022. Details for special member opportunities are being finalized and will be communicated to members soon!
If you would like a Year of the Garden 2022 presentation, tailored to your association’s members, please contact us.