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Canada Gearing Up For Garden Days


June 9, 2015

Toronto, ON, June 9, 2015 -  Excitement is building as gardens, garden centres, horticultural societies, schools, churches and private gardens get ready to welcome the public to their Garden Days events next weekend – Friday, June 19th through to Sunday, June 21st.

Mark Cullen, national Garden Days spokesperson recently said, “While the physical activity of gardening makes for better living, the mere presence of gardens enhances Canadian lives everywhere. Our public and private gardens have long been among the country’s great assets and now, finally, they are being celebrated in a meaningful and purposeful way during Garden Days.”   

From coast to coast there are loads of Garden Days activities listed at www.gardendays.ca , where you’ll find nearby activities, festivities and events that are sure to suit your and your family’s interests.  All you need to do is get outside and enjoy.

Canada’s Garden Street Contest

There’s still time to enter the ‘Canada’s Garden Street’ Contest.  If you think your street, or a street in your neighbourhood is the prettiest in Canada, here’s the perfect opportunity to toot your own horn.  Let organizers know how gardens — whether private or public — contribute to the quality of life on your street and in your neighbourhood.  The contest prize:  $1,000 worth of Mark’s Choice Lawn and Garden Products from Home Hardware, the contest sponsors, and “bragging rights” of being named Canada’s Garden Street for 2015.  Enter soon at www.gardendays.ca as the contest closes at midnight EST on June 15, 2015.  The winner will be announced on the Garden Days website on National Garden Day – Friday, June 19th.

Brought to you by the Canadian Garden Council, Garden Days is a joyful, country-wide celebration of the vital role that gardens and gardening play in our communities and our lives.

Garden Days is supported by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and Communities in Bloom.

Aussi disponible en français:  Beaucoup d'enthousiasme pour le journées du jardin

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For more information, media only, please contact:

Carol Cowan,
Canadian Garden Council           
tel:  416-929-1066