The Sudbury Horticultural Society is pleased to announce that the SUDBURY GARDENING FESTIVAL

is the proud recipient of a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation, awarded by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association. 

In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, 150 gardens and garden experiences across the country were jury-selected to receive the ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation – highlighting the Sudbury Gardening Festival as one of 150 garden ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday year. 

Gardens define our Canadian aesthetic

At the awards ceremony, held in March of this year at the North American Garden Tourism Conference in Toronto, Alexander Reford, President of the Canadian Garden Council said, “Canada has a long-standing garden culture.  From First Nations gardens that were here long before settlers arrived, to the enormous variety of gardens that every culture has brought to this country since Confederation, gardens – from modest kitchen and community gardens to celebrated botanical and public gardens – have played a role in defining and developing our Canadian aesthetic and quality of life.”

 To view the full list of ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation winners, visit the Canada’s Garden Route website  

As the 2017 garden-visiting season commences, we at the Sudbury Horticultural Society can’t think of a better honour with which to celebrate the birthday of Our Home and Native Land than being named a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’.