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Canadian Garden Council

Founded in April 2014, in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA), in order to foster awareness and development of Canada’s garden experience sector, the Canadian Garden Council is a not-for-profit corporation with board representation from all parts of the country. Council membership reflects partnerships among all sectors of the horticulture, public garden, gardening, tourism and associated industries on a regional, provincial and territorial basis, enabling the Council to address the full range of issues facing the garden experience sector.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to champion the garden experience sector’s contributions to the well-being of Canadians, the sustainability of our communities, and to promote the joys and benefits of gardens, gardening, urban and municipal landscapes and living green infrastructure.

Smiling young woman working with friends in vegetable garden

Our Mission

Our Mission is to generate development and growth of the garden experience sector by:

  • being the national platform through which garden organisations and organisers come together with common goals
  • developing programs, resources and services
  • promoting the role and benefits of Canadian gardens and gardening activities as integral components of our communities and their tourism offering
  • fostering increased visitation to gardens and participation in gardening activities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

We recognize that our garden culture has grown within a wider society where discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, visible or unseen disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, age, immigration status, class or education, has perpetuated structural inequalities.

We commit to modelling equity and inclusion within our garden culture by identifying and addressing racism and discrimination wherever it may exist.

We remind everyone that plants are there for everyone. They offer the same experiences to gardeners or visitors regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, visible or unseen disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, age, immigration status, class or education.

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