Garden Days

Garden Days is the national, fun-­filled celebration of the vital role that gardens and gardening play in our communities and our lives.

We are pleased to announce that Garden Days will be a 10-­day event, June 9 to 18, with National Garden Day on Friday, June 16.

In response to popular demand, Garden Days 2017 will span two weekends, the second being Father’s Day weekend, and the week in between. This 10-­day period, from June 9th to 18th inclusive, will give activity organizers, especially schools, much more flexibility to host a weekday activities and /or to host activities on either or both weekends, the choice is yours!

There is no cost to you for being part of this national program!
To celebrate Garden Days, we invite you to organize activities to encourage SHSM -­ Horticulture and Landscaping students to embrace nature and gardens. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Coordinate a field trip to a local park, garden or garden centre to study plants.
  • Invite local green industry professionals to inspire memorable and educational gardening, horticulture, landscaping and green space management learning experiences, or to share career opportunities.
  • Initiate a school beautification program, or partner students with a community garden club to address a local gardening project.
  • What you do during the June 9 to 18 period of Garden Days is entirely up to you – the most important outcome is that the students ‘dig it’.

Your activity will remain prominent in your school and, at the same time, benefit from national exposure by being part of Garden Days. The intent is simply to profile the celebration of gardens, gardening and your contribution to Canada’s garden experiences by engaging the gardening professionals of tomorrow.

Whatever you decide to do, we invite you to register your activity or promotion, at no cost, on It’s as simple as clicking on the ‘Register’ button and inputting your information.

As soon as you register your activity, we’ll send you the Garden Days Official Activity logo, which you can use in promotions of your activity.

Looking for inspiration?
If you’d like to see the wide variety of activities that have been organized in previous years, click on ‘See Past Activities’ at the top of the ‘Activities’ page at You will discover a treasure trove of ideas!

Garden Days is supported by a vibrant national Public Relations and Social Media campaign as well as national and provincial spokespeople. We invite you to connect with your provincial spokesperson by visiting the home page of and clicking on the name of your provincial spokesperson, and also to share your activities on the Garden Days Facebook page at and on Twitter at: #gardendayscanada

We hope you’ll get involved! Questions?
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Carol Cowan at 416-­?929-­?1066 or

Garden Days is organized by: Canadian Garden Council