May 15, 2016
Join Garden Days celebrations in June
Are you passionate about gardening and a believer in the importance of beautiful green spaces, a healthy environment and an active lifestyle? Garden Days are coming June 17-19 and there’s still time to get involved in the celebrations.

Organized by the Canadian Garden Council, with support from the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and Landscape Ontario, Garden Days is Canada’s coast to coast to coast, three-day celebration of National Garden Day which is held annually on the Friday before Father’s Day.

Garden Days is an opportunity for Canadians to enjoy their own garden, 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.

Last year, cities both large (Toronto, Ont.) and small (Mount Pearl, Nfld.) proclaimed the Friday before Father’s Day as their ‘Official Garden Day.’  Organizers hope to add Official Garden Days in a myriad cities, towns and villages.

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.”

For more information, or to get involved or register an event, visit