Live the Garden Life


Year of the Garden 2022

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Gardening, no matter what you choose to grow, is a celebration of life and a therapeutic way to connect with plants. Living and working in urban settings can mean less time spent in natural, green spaces, but whether you live in a house, condo, or apartment, gardens big and small can bring enjoyment to your life.

woman gardening, year of the garden, 2022
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The House of Commons unanimously voted to recognize 2022 as Canada’s Year of the Garden in celebration of the ornamental horticulture sector centennial and its contribution to the development of the country.

From container kitchen gardens on a balcony, landscaped backyards with colourful flower beds, or a community vegetable garden providing food to the neighbourhood, there is a way for everyone to enjoy the benefits of gardening and plants while contributing to a sustainable future.

Nurturing your connection to plants through gardening can improve your mental and physical wellbeing. Aside from personal benefits, gardens also bring beauty, culture, quality of life, and biodiversity into our communities, across the country.

The Canadian Garden Council invites gardeners, new and old, green thumbs and blossoming horticulturalists alike, to engage with the Year of the Garden 2022, a celebration of everything related to gardens and gardening, Canada’s garden culture.

The Year of the Garden 2022, offers many opportunities to “Live the Garden Life”, get involved, enjoy garden experiences, and get inspired in the garden.

Plant Red in your garden and honour front-line workers. Sign up your garden as a 2022 Celebration Garden and get your certificate. Celebrate your Garden Heroes, the Canadians who stand out in your gardening community and share their knowledge and passion to improve our garden culture. Follow the weekly Therapeutic Garden Invitation provided by CHTA. Check all activities offered throughout Canada on the Live the Garden Life Agenda. Celebrate Garden Days, June 11 to 19 and our National Garden Day on June 18. Take a Garden Road Trip on Canada’s Garden Route, featuring Public Gardens, Parks Canada Heritage Gardens, Destination Garden Communities, and Garden Centres.

Get your Gardens Canada—Live the Garden Life legacy book at Indigo-Chapter-Coles or your favourite garden centre or boutique.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy and celebrate our country’s rich garden culture and heritage, and help grow legacies for a sustainable future.

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The Year of the Garden officially starts the first day of spring, and all Canadians – whether you already enjoy gardening, recently discovered the pleasure of spending time in a garden because of the pandemic, or want to learn more about how gardens impact so much of life – are invited to take part.


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