Canada’s Garden Days – June 17-19, 2016.

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June 17 to 19, 2016


Toronto, ON . . . May 16, 2016 . . .   Garden Days is Canada’s fun-filled coast to coast to coast, three-day celebration of our National Garden Day which is held annually on the Friday before Father’s Day.  This year’s dates are June 17, 18 & 19.

The Garden Days program of activities and events is an opportunity for all Canadians to get outside 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 public garden.

Let’s get dirty, Canada!

Frankie Flowers, national Garden Days spokesperson, says, “From growing your own food to cutting a fresh flower bouquet to improving a private or community space –  gardening is the best way to be active and studies prove it makes you feel better too.  So, let’s get dirty, Canada!  While the physical activity of gardening makes for better living, the mere presence of gardens enhances Canadian lives everywhere.  Our public and private gardens are among the country’s great assets and now, finally, they are being celebrated in a meaningful and purposeful way during Garden Days.”

Register your activities, at no cost, and join the celebration

All Canadian gardens, garden and horticultural organizations and garden-related businesses (eg. garden centres) are invited to organize activities or events to celebrate public gardens and home gardening and register them, at no cost, on the Garden Days website.  It’s as simple as and clicking on the ‘Register Your Activity’ button.

Canada’s Celebration of Gardens June 17 to 19, 2016 Garden Days is Canada’s coast to coast to coast, three-day celebration of our National Garden Day which is held …

Find a Garden Days activity and enter the Contest

To find Garden Days activities near you, visit and click on the ‘Activities’ button, or search by city on this easy to navigate site.

While on the site, be sure to enter the Garden Days contest for a chance to win terrific prizes thanks to sponsors: VIA Rail Canada, Scotts Canada Ltd., Garant and Garden Decor .

Above all, have some great outdoor fun and celebrate the role of gardens and gardening in our communities and our lives.

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Garden Days is organized by the Canadian Garden Council with the support of Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Landscape Ontario, Communities in Bloom, Québec Gardens Association, Gardens BC, Ontario Garden Tourism Coalition and the Ontario Horticultural Association.

The program’s objective is to draw attention to Canada’s 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.

Follow Garden Days on Twitter @CanadasGardens and join in the conversation at #GardenDaysCanada.

Like Garden Days on Facebook at and post your photos on Instagram @canadiangardencouncil

I am planning a visit to one or two public gardens here in Calgary on Friday, June 17 – I’ll be sure to post photos!  



  1. A lot of the activities in your neck of the woods look like fun. You’re probably working. think that my celebrations will involved pulling weeds.

    • I’m looking forward to getting out and touring a few public gardens – I haven’t had time to visit any yet this spring. I hope many garden clubs and individual gardeners have fun with this weekend!

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