Discover Canada’s Garden Hall of Famers

Garden Hall of Famers

Hall of Famers are Canadians who have shaped the garden landscape of Canada. The Canadian Garden Council’s Honour Committee meticulously selects Garden Hall of Famers, which includes gardeners, horticulturalists, designers, educators and advocates, who have significantly influenced Canada’s garden culture and championed the importance of gardens in our society.

The Garden Hall of Famers allows the public to discover the extraordinary contributions they made to horticulture and garden experience sectors and Canada’s garden culture. Each of the listed Garden Hall of Famers’ achievements has set new benchmarks and serves as an inspiration for future generations.

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“The innovative spirit of the Canadian horticulture community is recognized around the world. This Hall of Fame highlights the contributions of pioneers who have helped create a vibrant community and establish this reputation,” said the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

“These pioneers have fostered innovation and contributed to the growth of the garden community and horticulture industry in Canada and beyond,” says David Galbraith, Head of Science at The Royal Botanical Gardens, representative of the Centre for Canadian Historical Horticultural Studies and Chairman of the Canadian Garden Council’s Honour Committee.

Discover Canada’s Garden Hall of Famers

  • Catharine Parr Traill (1802 – 1889)
  • Father Léon Provancher (1820 – 1892)
  • Delos White Beadle (1823 – 1905)
  • Auguste Dupuis (1839 – 1922)
  • William Tyrrell Macoun (1869 – 1933)
  • Brother Marie-Victorin (1885 – 1944)
  • Lorrie and Howard Dunington-Grubb (1877 - 1945) – (1881 - 1965)
  • The Hon. Thomas Baker McQuesten (1882 – 1948)
  • Jennie Butchart (1866 – 1950)
  • Faith Fyles (1875 – 1961)
  • Isabella Preston (1881 – 1965)
  • Elsie Reford (1872 – 1967)
  • Frank L. Skinner (1882 – 1967)
  • Wilfrid-Henri and Louis Perron (1897 - 1977) – (1907 - 1990)
  • Henry Marshall (1916 – 1994)
  • Dr. Joseph Brueckner (- – 1994)
  • Felicitas Svejda (1920 – 2016)
  • Tony Huber (1938 – 2019)
  • Cornelia Oberlander (1921 – 2021)
  • Larry Hodgson (1954 – 2022)
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