Communities in Bloom (CiB), and its partners, are working together to summon everyone across Canada, and beyond, to create Hope Gardens for 2021. Most people associate hope with a situation that they wish would end and that they could move past.

Desmond Tutu once said,

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.
Hope whispers that things will get better.”

CiB is inviting you to join us in planting the seeds of hope in 2021. Across Canada and beyond, our goal is to see the land awash with gardens featuring yellow, the international colour of hope. Whether it’s flowers, fruits, shrubs or vegetables – just plant the seeds! From parks to playgrounds, front yards, back yards, balconies, baskets, boulevards, barrels and planters, wherever there’s an empty space to grow, there is room for a plant. Together we can, and we will, make this happen!

Everyone can take part, including municipalities, organizations, schools, colleges and universities, churches, clubs, businesses large or small, and individuals can participate by planting a Hope Garden and sharing photos on Facebook and Instagram by tagging @CibCef and using the hashtag #hopeisgrowing. From there you will become eligible for national, and global recognition, for your efforts!


Just as people around the world took up gardening in record numbers in 2020, we expect to see a yellow wash of hope growing around every corner in 2021.

After all, the garden is where Hope is Growing! Stay tuned for more!


Landscapes, Parks & Green Spaces • Natural Heritage Conservation • Environmental  Actions

Thank you to all National and International Finalists for your dedication to your communities!