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Invitation to be a Garden-Friendly City

With 82% of Canadians living in municipalities, the goal is to encourage municipalities to support the celebration and development of their garden culture in the Year of the Garden 2022. 

Garden-Friendly Cities acknowledge how garden culture contributes to the quality of life in their communities, the health of their citizens, and the positive environmental impact made by gardens: the lungs of our cities. And, this acknowledgment also celebrates the role gardens and gardening played for their residents during the pandemic and now during the recovery.

Get your municipality on board and proclaim 2022 the Year of the Garden!

Gardens bring beauty, culture, quality of life and biodiversity into our communities, which is why they are so important to cities and towns across the country. That is why, in partnership with  Communities in Bloom and Fleurons du Québec, the Canadian Garden Council invites municipalities to proclaim 2022 the Year of the Garden. Did you know that you can invite your municipality to demonstrate its support for the Year of the Garden 2022, and its local gardening community?

Check if your municipality has proclaimed and, if not, here is a link to an invitation, a proclamation template and a presentation on the Year of the Garden 2022. Send this to your councilors and the mayor with an email explaining why you feel your municipality should celebrate the Year of the Garden 2022, National Garden Day and be a Garden-Friendly City.

These Canadian Municipalities have Proclaimed 2022 as the Year of the Garden:
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Saskatchewan
New Brunswick
Ontario
Year of the Garden: Municipalities that do not Proclaim, but are holding special ceremonies
Ontario
British Columbia
Prince Edward Island

Contact gardenfamily@gardencouncil.ca for additional details.

About Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization and national charity committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the enhancement of green spaces in communities. Within the context of climate change and environmental concerns, communities involved in the Communities in Bloom program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society. 

For more information and to learn about the benefits of your municipality’s participation in the program, visit www.communitiesinbloom.ca.

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