This year, gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts will be giving a green thumbs up as Canada celebrates Year of the Garden 2022.
Edmontonians are invited to celebrate Canada’s rich horticulture and garden heritage, today’s vibrant garden culture and create legacies for a sustainable future. The Year of the Garden 2022 invites all Canadians to plant something red to express their Canadian pride and the joy of celebrating the Year of the Garden 2022.
Mayor Amarjeet Sohi recognized the City of Edmonton's participation in Year of the Garden, encouraging Edmontonians to participate in local beautification and urban gardening initiatives. “Our parks and open spaces are vital resources that connect people to nature, each other and their community,” he said. “I invite you to ‘Live the Garden Life’ during the Year of the Garden 2022, and take advantage of our fun, family-friendly programs and opportunities.”
The City’s beautification programs encourage community connection and it offers several programs for residents to access opportunities to participate in Year of the Garden locally. Whether you live in a house, condo or apartment, gardening contributes to the enjoyment of life. From helping maintain a shrub bed with Partners in Parks, tree planting events with Root for Trees and Arbor Day, planting vegetables in one of Edmonton's Community Gardens or creating an amazing yard with Front Yards in Bloom, there is something for everyone!