June 9 - 18, 2017: Garden Days

Canada's Annual Celebration of Gardens & Gardening Garden Days is Growing!
Canada's Annual Celebration of Gardens & Gardening Garden Days is Growing!

Canada's Annual Celebration of Gardens and Gardening

Garden Days is growing!
Garden Days is the national, fun-filled celebration of the vital role that gardens and gardening play in our communities and our lives.  We are pleased to announce that starting this year, Garden Days will be a 10-day event from June 9 to 18 inclusive with National Garden Day being celebrated on Friday, June 16.
In response to popular demand, Garden Days 2017 will span two weekends, the second being Father's Day weekend, and the week in between. This 10-day period, from June 9th to 18th inclusive, will give activity organizers, especially schools, much more flexibility to host a weekday 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!

 If you are wondering how your horticultural society, club or association can be a part of Garden Days, here are a few suggestions:
  • We invite you to declare Friday June 16th as 'Official Garden Day' in your community. We've made it easy for you to do this. Just visit  http://gardendays.ca  click the 'Garden Day Declaration' button and follow the prompts. Once you receive the official declaration from your Mayor, register it as a Garden Days activity on the website.
  • Schedule a guided tour of a local public garden or park; plant sale; floral arranging demonstration; a guest speaker or a  'how-to' demonstration to benefit your organization and/or the general public. 
  • Host a casual members'-only garden open house and tea party. 
  • Garden Days is a great opportunity to partner up with other like-minded garden/plant organizations to collaborate on a new initiative. 
  • Post a local Garden Days schedule on your website and social media pages to engage community residents to attend your events or to simply inspire them to visit a local park, garden centre, or to just dig in and get gardening!
  • If your community is holding any garden-themed Canada 150 celebrations between June 9 to 18, register the events on the Garden Days website
Whatever you decide to do, we invite you to register your activity or promotion, at no cost, on http://gardendays.ca  It's as simple as clicking on the 'Register' button and inputting your 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 'See Past Activities' at the top of the 'Activities' page at http://gardendays.ca/ You will discover a treasure trove of ideas!
Garden Days is supported by a vibrant national Public Relations and Social Media campaign 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, and also to share your activities on the Garden Days Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GardenDaysCanada and on Twitter at:  #gardendayscanada

We hope you'll get involved!

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 www.gardencouncil.ca

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