At its regular February meeting, Champlain Council proclaimed 2022 as the Year of the Garden, in celebration of the contribution of gardens and gardening to the development of our country, our municipality and the lives of our citizens in terms of health, quality of life and environmental challenges. Champlain Township is committed to be a Garden Friendly municipality supporting the development of its garden culture and is proud to have history, heritage and diversity of gardens.
With the help of Founding Partners: the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Québec Vert, the Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance, Garden Centres Canada, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, and Communities in Bloom, and Founding Sponsors: Scotts Canada, Premier Tech, and Proven Winners, the Year of the Garden 2022 was proclaimed by the Canadian Garden Council to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Ornamental Horticulture in Canada.
Gardens and gardening have greatly helped us face the challenges of the COVID pandemic and make it possible to view the recovery with optimism. The Year of the Garden 2022 will be an opportunity for new and seasoned garden and gardening enthusiasts, families, schools, and tourists alike to go out into their own garden, visit a public garden, an urban park or garden centre, participate in a garden activity or even a festival to stimulate and increase their garden and gardening passion.
Saturday before Father’s Day, National Garden Day, June 18 in, 2022, is recognized as Garden Day in Champlain Township as a legacy of Canada’s Year of the Garden 2022.
Celebrate Garden Day and Garden Year
Discover how you can “Live the Garden Life” at home, at work, in school, and in your community during the Year of the Garden 2022 with projects like these:
- Sign up your Year of the Garden 2022 Celebration Garden.
- Follow weekly Therapeutic Garden Invitations.
- Plant Red and Show Your Canadian Garden Pride.
- Celebrate Your Local Garden Heroes.
- Celebrate Your Garden Friendly Municipality.
- Encourage a Garden for Every School.
- Discover even more ways to get involvedduring the Year of the Garden.
Experience garden destinations to visit and things to see and do during the Year of the Garden 2022 and discover why Canada is known as a nation of gardeners and gardens.
- Experience Canada’s Garden Route featuring Public Gardens, Parks Canada Heritage Gardens, Destination Garden Communities, Destination Garden Centre and Garden Network and Trails.
- Celebrate Garden Day June 11 to 19 and National Garden Day June 18, 2022.
- Take part in garden and gardening festivals, events and activities organized by members of the Garden-Family across the country.
- Discover even more experiences during the Year of the Garden.
Visit the Year of the Garden website, follow their Facebook page and their Instagram account for more information. Stay connected and share your experiences with #livethegardenlife #CanadasGardenRoute #YearoftheGarden.