150th Celebration Gardens Program Details

150th Celebration Gardens Program Details

Successful applicants have agreed to :

  • Organize a Planting Ceremony event in the fall of 2016 and Canada 150th Celebration event in the spring of 2017
  • Include seniors, youth and/or school children and local dignitaries in both these events
  • Implement a type of promotion or public relations campaign about their ‘150th Celebration Garden’
  • Coordinate with the national social media campaign
  • Provide some type of signage to identify the ‘150th Celebration Garden’, which integrates the program’s base visual. (to be provided)
  • Document in writing and visually their garden and activities
  • Participate in the evaluation of the program
  • Provide public access to the garden

Based on applications submitted, a review committee will select 150 recipients – ensuring that the ‘150th Celebration Garden’ find themselves across the nation.

Distribution of the Celebration Garden Bulbs – September to October 2016

Thanks to Canada Post, the ‘150th Celebration Gardens’, each consisting of 1,000 tulip bulbs – 500 White Hakuun and 500 Red Impression – will be delivered to each recipient. Each garden will come will a guide about how to plant and care for this special tulip display.

Celebration Garden Planting Ceremonies - October and November 2016

Each ‘150th Celebration Garden’ recipient is expected to organize an official public “150th Celebration Garden Planting Ceremony“ with the participation of seniors, youth and/or school children, dignitaries and the public. Each planting ceremony will be an opportunity to underscore, for the public and media, what this garden represents for your organization or community in terms of celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary and the role of gardens in the history of Canada.

Public Relations Campaign - August 2016 to May 2017

A national public relations campaign via social media will provide media and the public with information about the ‘150th Celebration Garden’ program and activities.

Garden recipients and the public will be provided an opportunity to interact via social media regarding the ‘150th Celebration Garden’ in their community.


Thanks to Vesey’s Bulbs, the Niagara Parks Commission will receive 25,000 red and white tulip bulbs which will be planted adjacent to the Falls to create the ‘150th Celebration Garden Promenade’. This Promenade will symbolize the 150 - ‘150th Celebration Garden’ across the country.

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The Canadian Garden Council will feature and promote the 150 - ‘150th Celebration Gardens’ on Canada’s Garden Route www.canadasgardenroute.ca

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