Garden Days are almost here

Patricia Hanbidge

Garden Days are fast approaching. It is the annual celebration of Canada’s garden culture, which, as of this year, also includes Saskatchewan. As the provincial spokesperson, it has been a busy time getting people involved from all walks of life.

This celebration of the vital role that gardens and gardening have on our lives should be celebrated by all who live in Canada. Families, children, schools, garden clubs, garden centres and everyone else who might be visiting Canada from June 16 to 24 can take part in any activities they choose. Canada’s largest garden party starts June 16 and for the love of gardens, let’s get out there and celebrate.

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If you go to the national website,, you will see there are activities registered to suit the preferences of all. From gnome hunts to parties, exhibits and more, there is something for everyone. In Saskatchewan there are a number of great events happening throughout the province.

Kicking off Garden Days on June 16 is a Garden Days Party hosted by the School of Horticulture that features music, food and, of course, great company.

One Yoga is putting on not one but two Garden Days Yoga in the Park, so don’t miss out on making your Sunday even better.

There is storytime at JS Wood library, photo contests and more. Just check it out and celebrate with us.

Saskatchewan is showing the most proclamations of any province in Canada. Go Saskatchewan. An invitation to participate was sent out to every mayor’s office across Saskatchewan. Many thanks to Melfort, Nipawin, Shaunavon, Yorkton and Codette for jumping on this great gardening bandwagon and proclaiming official garden days in their communities.

If you have not registered your activity yet, there is still time. There is no cost to register your activity or event at and when you do, it will be shared by provincial spokespeople right across Canada.

Join a Twitter chat Wednesday at 6 p.m. Saskatchewan time. We are hoping that with national participation the chat could trend in Canada and it is also a great time for those who are participating to win a prize sponsored by Scotts Miracle-Gro and the Burchart Gardens.



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