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Garden Days is a national celebration

June 1, 2017  By Canadian Garden Council

June 1, 2017, Toronto – Garden Days is Canada’s fun-filled celebration of our National Garden Day, Friday, June 16th, held annually on the Friday before Father’s Day.

In response to popular demand, Garden Days has grown from a three-day, to a ten-day event. This year’s dates are June 9 to 18, inclusive.

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.

The 2017 launch of Garden Days will take place on Friday, June 9th at the Global Centre for Pluralism’s new garden in Ottawa. This event will also be the opening day of Ottawa/Gatineau’s newest garden attraction – The Garden Promenade – connecting and collectively promoting 40 gardens and over 70 different garden experiences, the Global Centre for Pluralism’s new garden being one of them.


There are hundreds of fun activities planned from one end of the country to the other all celebrating the role of gardens in our communities and our lives. To find an activity near you, visit 

There’s still time to register your activities

. All Canadian gardens, garden and horticultural organizations, schools, communities and garden-related businesses (e.g. 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 web site. It’s as simple as visiting and clicking on the ‘Register’ button. 


The objective of Garden Days 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.

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

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 Council, Compost Council of Canada, ParticipACTION, Nutrients for Life, Agriculture in the Classroom and Leisure Information Network.

Garden Days is sponsored by Scotts.

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