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.

Celebration Garden
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

    •  Wetaskiwin Horticultural society,
    •  West Ritchie Community Gardens,
    •  Master Gardeners Association of Alberta,
    •  Calgary Rose Society,
    •  Harvest Hill Community Garden,
    •  Twin Views Communal Garden, Calgary,
    •  Sandstone MacEwan Community Garden,
    •  Calgary Horticultural Society,
    •  Pincher planters,
       Pincher Creek
    •  FRESH Starts Newcomer Garden,
    •  Helen Pacholko Park Garden Club,
       Wood Buffalo
    •  Lynnwood Ogden Community Garden,
    •  Greenland Garden Centre,
       Fort Saskatchewan
    •  Abkhazi Garden,
    •  Native Plant Study Group of Victoria,
    •  Sicamous Communities in Bloom,
    •  Filberg Heritage Lodge,
    •  Friends of the Garden Society (FOGS). Park and Tilford Gardens,
       North Vancouver
    •  Hope Garden Club, Hope Communities in Bloom,
    •  HW Flesher Housing Cooperative,
    •  Strathcona Community Garden East Vancouver,
    •  Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association,
    •  Comox Valley Horticultural Society,
       Comox Valley,Vancouver
    •  Victoria Horticultural Society,
       Victoria Capital Regional District
    •  Friends of UBC Botanical Garden,
    •  Farmers on 57th,
    •  Splatsin and Enderby Community Garden,
    •  Community EcoGarden,
    •  Flag of Flowers,
    •  Butterflyway Garden-Sechelt,
    •  Eaglecrest Residents' Association,
       Qualicum Beach
    •  Nawalakw Society,
       Alert Bay
    •  South Interlake Garden Club & Stonewall Communities in Bloom,
    •  South Pointe Community Garden,
    •  Steinbach & Area Garden Club,
    •  St James Horticultural Society,
    •  Manitoba Master Gardeners Association,
    •  St. Vital Agricultural Society,
    •  Charleswood Garden Club,
    •  Cedarcrest Gardens,
       Saint John
    •  Victoria Street Community Garden,
       St. Stephen
    •  Petitcodiac Area Garden Club,
    •  Stephenville Lions Club,
    •  Stephenville Lions Club,
    •  Torbay Hillside Garden,
    •  Northern Roots,
    •  Yarmouth Garden Club,
    •  Pictou and Area Garden Club,
    •  Thoughtful Food Project,
    •  Bible Hill Garden Club,
    •  Reconciliation Garden with Brookland School,
    •  Washbrook Greenway Coalition - Southend Gardens,
    •  Bluenoser Birds & Blooms Meet,
       Mahone Bay
    •  Rooted in Clare Garden Club,
    •  Haliburton Garden Club,
       West Hants
    •  Fall River Garden Club,
       Fall River
    •  Glace Bay High School Garden Club and Fruit Orchard,
       Glace Bay
    •  Southampton, Marine Heritage Society, Propellor Club,
    •  Ripley and District Horticultural Society,
    •  Bruce Station Horticultural Society,
       Township of Plummer Additional
    •  District 2, Ontario Horticultural Association,
    •  Oshawa Garden Club,
    •  Lakefield & District Horticultural Society,
    •  Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society,
    •  Seaforth & District Horticultural Society,
       Huron East
    •  Fort Frances Horticultural Society,
       Fort Frances
    •  Lansdowne Association for Revitalization,
       Township of Leeds & The Thousand Islands
    •  Nobleton & King City Garden Club,
       King City
    •  Magnetawan Horticultural Society,
    •  Peterborough and Area Master Gardeners,
    •  Brantford Garden Club,
    •  Grafton Horticultural Society a.k.a. Grafton Green Thumbs,
       Grafton Ontario
    •  Durham and District Horticultural Society,
       West Grey
    •  Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum and Doon Heritage Village,
    •  Caledon Horticultural Society,
    •  Waterloo Horticultural Society,
       Waterloo Region
    •  Ottawa Cactus and Succulent Group,
    •  Equal Ground Community Gardens,
    •  Queenston Residents' Association,
    •  Orono Horticultural Society,
    •  Brampton Hort,
    •  Stirling and District Horticultural Society,
    •  Ontario Horticultural Association,
    •  Leamington Horticultural Soceity,
    •  East Gwillimbury Garden and Horticultural Society (EG Gardeners),
       East Gwillimbury
    •  Agincourt garden club,
    •  Peterborough Horticultural Society,
    •  Mount Forest Horticultural Society,
       Wellington County
    •  Hillsburgh Horticultural Society (Hillsburgh Garden Club),
    •  Kincardine and District Horticultural Society,
    •  Brockville & District Horticultural Society,
    •  Almonte & District Horticultural Society,
       Mississippi Mills
    •  Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum,
    •  Kirkton Horticultural Society,
    •  Huntsville Horticulture Society,
    •  Wolman Acres - foodforest,
    •  Smiths Falls Horticultural Society,
       Smiths Falls
    •  Thunder Bay Horticultural Society,
       Thunder Bay
    •  St. Thomas Horticultural Society, Elgin County Master Gardeners,
    •  Brooklin-Whitby Garden Club,
    •  Delhi and District Horticultural Society,
    •  Garden Aurora,
    •  Wheatley Horticultural Society,
    •  Lindsay Garden Club,
    •  Bracebridge Horticultural Society,
    •  St. George Garden Club,
    •  OVRGHS,
    •  Paris Horticultural Society,
    •  The Blakeney Project,
       Mississippi Mills
    •  The Friends of Maplelawn Garden,
    •  Whitewater Gardeners Beachburg Horticultural Society,
    •  Midland Garden Club,
       Midland ON
    •  Tweed & District Horticultural Society,
    •  Gloucester Horticultural society,
    •  Grand Valley Horticulture Society,
       Grand Valley
    •  Creemore Horticultural Society,
    •  Ennismore Horticulture Society,
    •  Ennismore Horticulture Society,
    •  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,
    •  London Food Bank Team Tomato,
    •  Lanark County Master Gardeners,
    •  Goderich and District Horticultural Society,
    •  Communities in Bloom Committee,
    •  Chatham Horticulural Society,
    •  2022,
    •  Nepean Horticultural Society,
    •  Gardens Ottawa,
    •  North Dumfries Garden Club (Ayr Horticultural Society),
    •  Bel-Air Butterflyway Garden,
    •  Barrie Garden Club,
    •  Pembroke Horticultural Society,
    •  huntsville horticulture society,
    •  Orangeville & District Horticultural Society,
    •  Gananoque Horticultural Society,
    •  Leaside Garden Society,
    •  Butterfly Garden,
    •  Omemee & District Horticultural Society,
       City of Kawartha Lakes
    •  London Fanshawe Horticultural Society,
    •  Tilbury & District Horticultural Society,
    •  Dryden and District Horticultural Society,
    •  Lake Simcoe South Shore Horticultural Society,
    •  Norwood & District Horticulture Society,
    •  Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society,
       Kawartha Lakes
    •  St. Davids-Queenston United Church,
    •  Beaverton Garden Club,