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Canada Day 2020 in the Garden

Celebrate Canada Day in your Garden!

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, but we will still celebrate Canada Day this year! With social distancing restrictions in place, we know that the traditional way of celebrating our country’s birthday must be different. 

This year, we propose celebrating Canada Day in the garden!

The Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and Canadian Society of Landscape Architects invites you to celebrate Canada Day in your backyard garden, at public garden or in a park. While respecting the COVID-19 guidelines in your municipality, your family’s Canada Day celebrations can be held in your garden.

Post your story or photo on Facebook or Instagram and you could win one of the following prizes by using the hashtag #GardensCanada : 

  • My Garden Colours $153 Gift Certificate: 2020 marks the 153rd Anniversary of Canada, to celebrate this special anniversary, My Garden Colours offer you a chance to win a $153 gift certificate to use on their website to purchase products for your garden; 
  • Ben and Mark Cullen 5 gifts valued at $90 each: $50 gift card to buy garden products at Home Hardware, Ben and Mark Cullen’s latest book “Escape to Reality” and 4 packets of Mark’s Choice wildflower seeds.

Get all the information on national Canada Day events and activities, including a special Canada Day virtual Celebrations Kit at the Heritage Canada website.

Enjoy Canada Day… Let’s garden together

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. After studies at the University of Toronto and Laval University where he obtained his B.A. in modern languages in 1978, he succeeded in combining his language skills with his passion for gardening in a novel career as a garden writer and lecturer. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He is a regular contributor to and horticultural consultant for Fleurs, Plantes, Jardins garden magazine and has written for many other garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Rebecca’s Garden and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 50 other titles in English and French. He can be seen in Quebec on French-language television and was notably a regular collaborator for 7 years on the TV shows Fleurs et Jardins and Salut Bonjour Weekend. He is the President of the Garden Writers Association Foundation and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. An avid proponent of garden tourism, he has lead garden tours throughout Canada and to the gardens of over 30 countries over the last 30 years. He presently resides in Quebec City, Quebec.

3 comments on “Canada Day 2020 in the Garden

  1. Margaret

    Happy 🍁🇨🇦🍁🇨🇦🍁 Day!

  2. It would be silly to celebrate Canada Day in California. (Besides, I am not getting out and about like I should in the garden right now.)

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