Year of the Garden

Garden Days June 11 to 19, 2022!

After being absent for two years due to the pandemic, Garden Days, a national celebration of gardens and gardening will be held between June 11 to 19, during the Year of the Garden 2022.

Canadians are again invited to participate in activities and events organised in communities across the country. The theme for the Year of the Garden 2022: to celebrate the role of gardeners, gardening and gardens in managing and mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Are You Celebrating?

Show us how you coped with the challenges of the past two years, are celebrating during Garden Days, and preparing for the future:

  • Honour frontline workers by Planting Red

  • Pay tribute to family and friends lost to the pandemic by Planting Red

  • Show your Canadian pride by Planting Red

  • Nominate a Garden Hero in your organisation (learn how) and see them honoured during Garden Days

  • Register your themed Celebration Gardens

    • Pandemic Garden: a source of comfort in managing the challenges of the pandemic.
    • Therapy Garden: to improve physical and mental health and wellness.
    • Climate Action Garden: to make a positive impact on the environment through groundwater retention, carbon sequestration, oxygen production, or heat mitigation
    • Edible Garden: food grown in backyards, on balconies, at schools, and in community gardens to improve health and access to fresh food.
    • Native Plant Garden: for their positive contribution to the environment and to attract butterflies, bees and others.
    • Social Garden: a pleasant space to host and entertain family and friends.
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