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Plant Red—Show Your Garden Pride during the Year of the Garden

Inviting all Canadians to plant something red to express their Canadian garden pride and join the Year of the Garden 2022 celebrations.  

Across Canada, the goal is to see the land awash with gardens featuring red, Canada’s colour. Flowers, fruits, shrubs, vegetables—just Plant Red!  From parks to playgrounds, front yards, back yards, balconies, baskets, boulevards and planters, wherever there’s an empty space, there is room to Plant Red and join the celebration of the Year of the Garden 2022!

In 2022, anyone and everyone, including municipalities, organizations, schools, churches, colleges and universities, clubs, businesses, and individuals can participate by planting red and showing their Canadian garden pride. Share photos of what you have planted on YOTG’s social media platforms with the hashtag #PlantRed


Plant Red for loved ones lost during the pandemic, for the front-line workers and to show your Canadian Garden Pride.

The Plant Red Campaign is a rallying point that is simple, inclusive, easy, and fun with a positive outcome for whoever participates. A fun way to acknowledge how gardens and gardening have contributed and continue to contribute so much to our life and who we are.

WHEN: March 20 to December 31, 2022


Everywhere in Canada, indoor or outdoor. Inviting all Canadians to join Canada’s biggest garden and gardening celebration, the Year of the Garden 2022 and Plant Red!

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Photo: Scherbinator, depositphotos

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.

1 comment on “Plant Red—Show Your Garden Pride during the Year of the Garden

  1. In 1976, red, white and blue were prominent colors here in America, and there was more floral color than ever before!

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