Phase 1 – Business Plan
Work on the comprehensive Business Plan and budget began in early 2020 with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association’s support and encouragement, was interrupted by Covid-19, and was completed at the end of September 2020.
The Business Plan defined the Year of the Garden 2022 umbrella program approach, outlined its leadership and management, financing and budget, marketing plan, and general operations.
Phase II – Development and Feasibility Analysis – October 2020 to February 2021
The Canadian Garden Council is working with members of Canada’s Garden Family, associations, and potential partners and collaborators willing to support and move forward with the Year of the Garden 2022 program to secure an official federal government designation and funding as well as corporate funding.
Phase III – Planning and Launch – March and December 2021
The Canadian Garden Council, working with Canada’s Garden Family, will connect with various associations and networks to engage everyone’s participation.
Federal, provincial, and municipal governments as well as various organizations will also be approached to document their participation and sanction the activities, celebrations and events for the Year of the Garden 2022. A public launch event date remains to be determined.
Phase IV – Implementation of the Year of the Garden 2022 – January to December 2022
The full year implementation of this program will allow Canadians to participate or get involved in activities, events, celebrations, promotions and projects across the country.
Phase V – Year of the Garden 2022 Review – January 2023 to March 2023
Wrap up of Year of the Garden 2022 activities, and preparation of the official report to the Canada’s Garden Family providing a summary of the activities, analysis of results and recommendations for the future. Reports will also be prepared for various partners.
Legacy assets will be handed over to appropriate organizations.