Malcolm Allen, MP for Welland, is working to establish a National Garden Day. Here’s some information about a contest by the Canadian Garden Council. Does your street measure up?
Canada is a country made up of neighbourhoods, and in many are streets where neighbours take pride in making their gardens — and even city-owned medians — as pretty as possible through their collaborative ‘green thumbed’ efforts. As part of this year’s Garden Days program, being held across the country from June 13 to 15, the Canadian Garden Council invites you to enter the ‘Best Garden Street’ Contest. Let us know why your street is the prettiest in the country and how it contributes to your, and the neighbourhood’s, quality of life. You could win $1,000 worth of Mark’s Choice Lawn and Garden products from Home Hardware and the bragging rights of being named the best garden street in the country.
Entering the contest couldn’t be easier. Just visit www.gardendays.ca and click on the ‘Garden Street Contest’ button. Deadline for entries is June 9, and the winner will be announced on the website on June 13, which is National Garden Day, a full moon and a Friday the 13. With all these ‘planets in alignment’ there could not be a more auspicious time for entering the Garden Days ‘Best Garden Street’ Contest.
Organized by the Canadian Garden Council, and kicked off with National Garden Day on the Friday before Father’s Day, Garden Days is a three-day celebration of gardens and gardening across Canada. The program’s objective is to draw attention to Canada’s garden culture, history and innovations and to underscore the importance of public and private gardens, the values of home gardening and the promotion of environmental stewardship. Garden Days is a joyful, country-wide celebration of the role of gardens in our communities and in our lives. To find a Garden Days activity near you visit: www.gardendays.ca and click on the ‘Activity’ button.
Garden Days is sponsored by: VIA Rail Canada, Enterprise Canada, Chimpanzee and Baxter Travel Media, Mark’s Choice and supported by Communities in Bloom and the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.
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For more information about Garden Days, visit www.gardendays.ca.