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Help Identify Canada’s 100 Garden Moments

This year, in collaboration with Know History, the Canadian Garden Council needs your help in identifying the 100 most influential gardening moments in Canadian history!

With the help of gardeners across Canada, the Council wants to build a list highlighting people, places, events and trends that tell the story of Canada’s garden culture and the ornamental horticulture sector.

Want a sneak peek at some Canadian garden moments that are already on the top 100 list? Learn more about the influence of Victory Gardens, used in the 1940s to support the war effort by reducing public reliance on the Canadian food supply. Discover also the impact of Isabella Preston, one of Canada’s most renowned breeders of ornamental plants.

So, please participate by sharing an influential Canadian garden moment to include in the top 100 list. Make you suggestions here before February 18, 2022.

Garden writer and blogger, author of 65 gardening books, lecturer and communicator, the Laidback Gardener, Larry Hodgson, passed away in October 2022. Known for his great generosity, his thoroughness and his sense of humor, he reached several generations of amateur and professional gardeners over his 40-year career. Thanks to his son, Mathieu Hodgson, and a team of contributors, will continue its mission of demystifying gardening and making it more accessible to all.

3 comments on “Help Identify Canada’s 100 Garden Moments

  1. Hamilton Ontario has been running a garden tour for several years; contact would be The Hamilton Spectator. One of their reporters has been organizing but, of course, not for the last 2 years. Private gardens all over Hamilton are on display for approximately one week each summer. Everyone is encouraged to open their gardens. There is no charge involved.

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