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Garden Days

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Canada’s Annual Celebration of Gardens and Gardening

It’s never too early to start planning …

We are pleased to announce the dates of Garden Days 2018 – June 16 to 24, inclusive. National Garden Day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 16, the opening day of Garden Days 2018.

Garden Days is the nine-day celebration of the vital role that gardens and gardening play in our communities and our lives.

This nine-day period provides activity organizers, especially schools, much more flexibility to host a weekday activity or a series of 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 special activities or promotions at your garden, garden centre, school, community facility or business. This is also great opportunity for garden-focused organizations, such as horticulture societies, garden clubs, Master Gardeners and the like, to launch a new activity or align already-planned events taking place between June 16 and 24 with Garden Days.  Your activity remains prominent in your community while having the benefit of national exposure.

Your participation can be as simple as free or reduced-price admission to your garden, a 15% discount in your shop or garden centre, hosting a ‘how to’ garden-themed session, or a special community event. What you do is entirely up to you. The intent is simply to profile your celebration of gardens and gardening and your contribution to Canada’s garden experiences.

Registration now open for 2018

Whatever you decide to do, it’s never too early to register your activity or promotion, at no cost, on http://gardendays.ca/.  It’s as simple as clicking on the ‘Register Your Activity’ button and inputting your Garden Days activity 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 the ‘See Past Activities’ button at the top of the ‘Activities’ page on the Garden Days website. You will discover a treasure trove of ideas!

Garden Days is supported by a vibrant national Public Relations, Social & Digital Media campaigns as well as national and provincial spokespeople. We invite you to connect with your provincial spokesperson by visiting the home page of http://gardendays.ca/ and clicking on the name of your provincial spokesperson.

We hope you’ll get involved!

For more information:

  • Network of Champions info – objectives of Garden Days and role of champion (PDF)
  • Garden Days Invitation to Participate (ITP) – it’s never to early to start planning (PDF)
  • Garden Days Invitation to Participate: (PDF) (PowerPoint)

Questions?  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Carol Cowan at 416-929-1066 or marketing@gardencouncil.ca

Garden Days is organized by: Canadian Garden Council http://gardencouncil.ca/