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Canadian Garden Heroes

Let’s celebrate the Canadians who stand out in the Canadian gardening community

The Year of the Garden 2022 provides us with an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the many dedicated and inspiring individuals who, through their leadership, are improving the culture of gardening in their communities.

The gardening community is fortunate to have members who are not just gardening enthusiasts, but people who nurture the community spirit and pass on their knowledge and passion.

This program also highlights the valuable work that gardening organizations across the country do in their communities. Now is the time to choose your Garden Hero and allow your community and the country to honor them.

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Selection and submission of the application

We invite you to choose YOUR Garden Hero. Any society, organization or association, any club, garden, gardening or horticultural committee or any group of volunteers and any “garden-friendly” non-profit gardening organization in the country (hereinafter referred to as “garden organization ”) can choose ONE Garden Hero. You are completely free to choose whoever you want. Your Garden Hero will be recognized by the Year of the Garden 2022 as a member of the Garden Heroes of Canada.

Garden organizations are asked to register their Hero on the Year of the Garden 2022 website.

Celebrating Canada’s Garden Heroes

Garden Heroes will receive a digital certificate of recognition as Canada’s Garden Heroes of the Year of the Garden 2022.

The names of the Garden Heroes will be listed on the Year of the Garden 2022 website.

We invite gardening organizations to celebrate their Garden Hero at an appropriate time.

We also invite you to contact your municipality, especially if it has proclaimed 2022 the Year of the Garden, to propose that the mayor or the municipal council celebrate all the Garden Heroes in your municipality.

We know that our gardening culture depends on the leadership of our members and volunteers, so let’s celebrate them!

Please find below some guidelines to help you select your Garden Hero for The Year of the Garden

This could be someone who has been active in your gardening organization for at least a year and stands out in any of the following ways:

  • demonstrates exceptional leadership in furthering the mission, goals and objectives of your garden organization.
  • makes an outstanding contribution to a project or activity.
  • plays an instrumental role in the development and growth of your gardening organization.
  • contributes to the development of the gardening culture of the community.
  • illustrates the mission of the gardening organization within the community.

2022 Garden Heroes of Canada

    •  West Ritchie Community Gardens,
       Edmonton
    •  Calgary Rose Society,
       Calgary
    •  Twin Views Communal Garden Calgary, Alberta,
       Calgary
    •  Calgary Horticultural Society,
       Calgary
    •  Pincher planters,
       Pincher Creek
    •  FRESH Starts Newcomer Garden,
       Edmonton
    •  Abkhazi Garden,
       Victoria
    •  Sicamous Communities in Bloom,
       Sicamous
    •  Filberg Heritage Lodge,
       Comox
    •  Friends of the Garden Society (FOGS). Park and Tilford Gardens,
       North Vancouver
    •  Strathcona Community Garden East Vancouver,
       Vancouver
    •  Comox Valley Horticultural Society,
       Vancouver
    •  Victoria Horticultural Society,
       Victoria
    •  Friends of UBC Botanical Garden,
       Vancouver
    •  CENTRAL OKANAGAN HERITAGE SOCIETY,
       Kelowna
    •  Flag of Flowers,
       Victoria
    •  Butterflyway Garden-Sechelt,
       Sechelt
    •  South Interlake Garden Club & Stonewall Communities in Bloom,
       Stonewall
    •  Petitcodiac Area Garden Club,
       Petitcodiac
    •  Stephenville Lions Club,
       Stephenville
    •  Pictou and Area Garden Club,
       Pictou
    •  Stephenville Lions Club,
       Stephenville
    •  Torbay Hillside Garden,
       Torbay
    •  Thoughtful Food Project,
       Halifax
    •  Fall River Garden Club,
       Fall River
    •  Ripley and District Horticultural Society,
       Huron-Kinloss
    •  Bruce Station Horticultural Society,
       Township of Plummer Additional
    •  District 2, Ontario Horticultural Association,
       Ottawa
    •  Lakefield & District Horticultural Society,
       Peterborough
    •  Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society,
       Ottawa
    •  Seaforth & District Horticultural Society,
       Huron East
    •  Fort Frances Horticultural Society,
       Fort Frances
    •  Nobleton & King City Garden Club,
       King City
    •  Brantford Garden Club,
       Brantford
    •  Durham and District Horticultural Society,
       West Grey
    •  Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village,
       Kitchener
    •  Caledon Horticultural Society,
       Caledon
    •  Waterloo Horticultural Society,
       Waterloo Region
    •  Queenston Residents' Association,
       Queenston
    •  Orono Horticultural Society,
       Clarington
    •  Brampton Hort,
       Brampton
    •  Stirling and District Horticultural Society,
       Stirling-Rawdon
    •  Ontario Horticultural Association,
       London
    •  Leamington Horticultural Soceity,
       Leamington
    •  East Gwillimbury Garden and Horticultural Society (EG Gardeners),
       
    •  Agincourt garden club,
       Toronto Scarborough
    •  Mount Forest Horticultural Society,
       Wellington County
    •  Kincardine and District Horticultural Society,
       Kincardine
    •  Brockville & District Horticultural Society,
       Brockville
    •  Almonte & District Horticultural Society,
       Mississippi Mills
    •  Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum,
       Niagara-on-the-Lake
    •  Kirkton Horticultural Society,
       Huron/Perth
    •  Huntsville Horticulture Society,
       Muskoka
    •  Smiths Falls Horticultural Society,
       Smiths Falls
    •  Brooklin-Whitby Garden Club,
       Brooklin-Whitby
    •  Delhi and District Horticultural Society,
       Delhi
    •  Garden Aurora,
       Aurora
    •  Wheatley Horticultural Society,
       Chatham-Kent
    •  Lindsay Garden Club,
       Lindsay
    •  OVRGHS,
       Ottawa
    •  Paris Horticultural Society,
       Paris
    •  The Friends of Maplelawn Garden,
       Ottawa
    •  Whitewater Gardeners Beachburg Horticultural Society,
       Whitewater
    •  Midland Garden Club,
       Midland ON
    •  Tweed & District Horticultural Society,
       Tweed
    •  Gloucester Horticultural society,
       Ottawa
    •  Grand Valley Horticulture Society,
       Grand Valley
    •  Ennismore Horticulture Society,
       Ennismore
    •  St. Joseph Island Horticultural Society,
       St. Joseph Island
    •  Stoney Creek Garden Club and Horticultural Society,
       Stoney Creek
    •  Trillium Good Earth Community Garden,
       Waterloo Region
    •  Ottawa Horticultural Society,
       Ottawa
    •  Lanark County Master Gardeners,
       Perth
    •  Goderich and District Horticultural Society,
       Goderich
    •  Communities in Bloom Committee,
       Niagara-on-the-Lake
    •  Chatham Horticulural Society,
       Chatham-Kent
    •  Nepean Horticultural Society,
       Ottawa
    •  North Dumfries Garden Club (Ayr Horticultural Society),
       Waterloo
    •  Bel-Air Butterflyway Garden,
       Ottawa
    •  Barrie Garden Club,
       Barrie
    •  Pembroke Horticultural Society,
       Pembroke
    •  huntsville horticulture society,
       Huntsville
    •  Orangeville & District Horticultural Society,
       Orangeville
    •  Leaside Garden Society,
       Toronto
    •  Omemee & District Horticultural Society,
       City of Kawartha Lakes
    •  London Fanshawe Horticultural Society,
       London
    •  Tilbury & District Horticultural Society,
       Tilbury
    •  Dryden and District Horticultural Society,
       Dryden
    •  Lake Simcoe South Shore Horticultural Society,
       Georgina
    •  Norwood & District Horticulture Society,
       Norwood
    •  Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society,
       Kawartha Lakes
    •  St. Davids-Queenston United Church,
       Niagara-on-the-Lake
    •  Beaverton Garden Club,
       Beaverton
    •  ,
       Madawaska Valley Township
    •  Baysville Horticultural Society,
       Muskoka
    •  Master Gardeners,
       Niagara
    •  Minden and District Horticultural Society,
       Minden Hills
    •  Clinton Horticultural Society,
       Clinton
    •  Georgina-Brock Garden Club,
       Georgina
    •  West Carleton Garden Club & Horticulture Society,
       Ottawa
    •  BOBCAYGEON & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY,
       City of Kawartha Lakes
    •  Geraldton Horticultural Society,
       Geraldton ON
    •  Carleton Place and District Horticultural Society,
       Carleton Place
    •  Brighton Horticultural Society,
       Brighton
    •  Prince Edward County Horticultural Society,
       Prince Edward County
    •  Maxville and District Horticultural Society,
       Glengarry
    •   Petawawa Horticulture Society,
       Petawawa
    •  Chesley Horticultural Society District 8,
       Chesley Arran Elderslie Bruce County
    •  Watford Warwick Horticutural Society,
       Watford
    •  Essex& District Horticulture Society,
       Gosfield/Essex
    •  Erin GardenClub,
       Erin
    •  Port Colborne Garden Club,
       Port Colborne
    •  Algoma Master Gardeners,
       Algoma
    •  Oakville Horticultural Society,
       Oakville
    •  Thunder Bay Horticultural Society,
       Thunder Bay Ontario
    •  Wilmot Horticultural Society,
       New Hamburg
    •  Barrhaven Garden Club,
       Ottawa
    •  Martintown and District Horticultural Society,
       Glegarry Township
    •  Kingston Horticultural Society (Gardening Kingston),
       Kingston
    •  Galt Horticultural Society,
       Cambridge
    •  Thorold Garden Club,
       Thorold
    •  Kitchener Horticultural Society,
       Kitchener
    •  Garden Club of Niagara,
       Niagara Falls
    •  Shaw Guild Garden Committee,
       Niagara-on-the-Lake
    •  Perth & District Horticultural Society (PDHS),
       Perth
    •  Painswick Garden Club,
       Innisfil
    •  Chinguacousy Garden Club & Horticultural Society,
       Brampton
    •  Sioux Lookout Gardening Enthusiasts,
       Sioux Lookout
    •  Fort Erie Horticultural Societ,
       Fort Erie
    •  Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society,
       Richmond Hill
    •  St. Catharines Horticultural Society,
       St. Catharines
    •  Georgetown Horticultural Society,
       Halton Hills
    •  Campbell Horticultural Society,
       Spring Bay
    •  Lucknow & Horticulture Society,
       LUCKNOW
    •  Haldimand Horticultural Society,
       Haldimand
    •  Manotick Horticultural Society,
       Manotick-Ottawa
    •  Credit Valley Horticultural Society,
       Mississauga
    •  Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society,
       Niagara-on-the-Lake
    •   Auburn Horticultural Society,
       Auburn
    •  Ontario Horticultural Association - District 14,
       Thunder Bay
    •  Green Thumbs Growing Kids,
       Toronto
    •  Peterborough Horticultural Society,
       Peterborough
    •  District 9 OHA,
       Niagara
    •  Friends of St. Davids Garden Group,
       Niagara-on-the-Lake
    •  Wellesley Township Horticultural society,
       Wellesley
    •  Belle River & District Horticultural Society,
       Belle River
    •  Pakenham Horticulture Society,
       Pakenham
    •  Orangeville & District Horticultural Society,
       Orangeville