The Butchart Chronicles : June 12, 2014

Garden Days June 13-15 2014

Garden Days Logo

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, a joyful, country-wide celebration of the role of gardens in our communities and in our lives.

Garden Days is an opportunity for Canadians 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.

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



Activity | Event





Fri, Jun 13 2014     Gardening Demonstrations:  2014 - for reference only

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 14, 15

    Greenhouse Tours:  2014 for reference only.  Tour info.  Reservations open June 9-13:  250-652-4422 ext 203.     Sat/Sun: 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00     Meet at the Information Centre
Jun 13, 14 & 15
    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 - 5:00 pm
Sun:  9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Throughout The Gardens
Jun 13, 14 & 15
    Photo Activity:  Tag your photos taken at The Gardens or your home garden with #GardenDaysCanada on Instagram or Twitter and post them to your feed for a chance to win complimentary Admission and Afternoon Tea for 2 at The Butchart Gardens!     Fri/Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun:  9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Throughout The Gardens

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

Tweet us @butchartgardens |#butchartgardens on Twitter or tag us @thebutchartgardens | #butchartgardens on Instagram.  Be sure to post your photos of your visit to The Butchart Gardens or your own garden to Twitter or Instagram using the #GardenDaysCanada hashtag to win complimentary Admission and Afternoon Tea for 2 at The Gardens.  (Winner to be drawn randomly.)

The Great Escape of The Garden Gnomes

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

Canada's National Garden Days at The Butchart Gardens