The Butchart Chronicles : May 13, 2015

Canada's Garden Days June 19 - 21, 2015

Garden Days 2015

Garden Days | Les Journées du Jardin is Canada’s coast to coast to coast, three-day celebration of our National Garden Day which is held annually on the Friday before Father’s Day, Friday June 19 to Sunday, June 21, 2015 this year--a joyful, country-wide celebration of the role of gardens in our communities and in our lives.

Garden Days is an opportunity for those living in the greater Victoria area to enjoy their own garden, visit or take part in their favourite garden experience, get inspired at their local favourite garden or travel to a nearby destination to enjoy their favourite garden. The Butchart Gardens is pleased to support Canada's Garden Days and we echo National spokeperson, Mark Cullen's sentiment:

As a third generation Canadian gardener it has long been evident to me that the activity of gardening holds within it the intrinsic values of good health, wellness and a more socially elevated way of life for everyone who participates in it.

[UPDATE] - Lisa Helps, the mayor of the City of Victoria proclaims Friday, June 19, 2015 as "Victoria's Garden Day"!  Read the City of Victoria Proclamation of Victoria's Garden Day.

Dave Cowen and Lisa Helps proclaiming Victoria's Garden Day(Dave Cowen, President of Gardens British Columbia and Lisa Helps, Mayor of the City of Victoria plant some flowers in recognition of Victoria's Garden Day and the coast to coast Canada's Garden Days celebrations June 19 - 21, 2015.)

We hope you will join us on the following days to help us celebrate Canada's Garden Days!



Activity | Event





Fri, Jun 19 2015     Gardening Demonstrations: 

Creating Hanging Baskets (10:00 & 1:00)
Creating Succulent Wall Hangings (11:00)
Creating Container Plant Displays (12:00 & 2:00)
          Water Wheel Square

Jun 20 & 21

    Greenhouse Tours:   Tour info.  Reservations open June 15:  250-652-4422 ext 203.     Sat/Sun: 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00     Meet at the Information Centre
Jun 19, 20 & 21
    Children's Actvity:  The Great Escape of the Garden Gnomes - Put your best Sherlock Holmes and Nancy Drew skills to work and help us find them in the gardens.     Fri & Sat: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Throughout The Gardens

Live gardening demonstration
To find out more information check out Garden Days.  Pour les renseignments en Français:  Les Journées du Jardin.  For information through social media:  Canadian Garden Council / Conseil canadien du jardin Facebook | Twitter:  @CanadasGardens | Event hashtags:  #GardenDaysCanada #journeesdujardin  For a list of participating gardens and their activities see:  Official Activities | Acitivités Officielles

Kid's Gnome Hunt
View The Great Escape of The Garden Gnomes

Interactive Map | Print Visitor Map (Versions in 21 languages.)

Live gardening demonstration