June 1, 2016

Celebrate Garden Days

Garden Days, June 17-19, is Canada’s coast to coast to coast, three-day celebration of our National Garden Day, which is held on the Friday before Father’s Day.

The program of activities and events is for gardening enthusiasts, families, schools and tourists alike. Garden Days is an opportunity for Canadians to enjoy their own gardens, visit or take part in their favourite garden experience, get inspired at their local garden centre or travel to a nearby destination to enjoy their favourite garden. Members of the horticulture profession are encouraged to create their own garden-themed events, which can be listed for free at www.gardendays.ca.

The event is organized by the Canadian Garden Council, with support from the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and Landscape Ontario. Television personality Frankie “Flowers” Ferragine serves as the initiative’s national spokesperson.

“I am pleased to be national spokesperson for Garden Days — a terrific opportunity for everyone to visit their nearby public garden, stop in at their favourite garden centre and above all, get outdoors and garden!,” says Ferragine. “Why garden? From growing your own food to cutting a fresh bouquet of flowers or improving a community space, gardening is the best way to be active and studies prove it makes you feel better too! Gardening is a blooming time — so let’s get dirty, Canada!”