June 11 -19, 2016
Our gardens promote beauty, biodiversity, food security, green spaces, clean air, employment, tourism and just plain fun!
Find out how you can get involved!
Welcome to GardenOntario Week 2016!
Lets get growing!
Events and activities are being organized throughout Ontario. From workshops to guided walks, plant sales to garden parties, guerrilla gardening to community garden work bees, there is something for everyone and everyone is invited.
Get involved in GardenOntario Week
Wondering what you can do? Here are some ideas:
Organize a Garden Tour
GardenOntario Week is in June, a month in which roses and lilacs should be blooming.
Have a Plant Sale
Invite the public to your plant sale.
Host a Garden Show
Here’s an opportunity to showcase all the great flower designers that OHA has. Host a show and let the public see.
Hold a Garden Party
Invite your neighbours to an afternoon of enjoyment in a garden. Add artists and music and make the event a memorable one.
Plan a Fundraising Event
Find a venue, engage a speaker and use GardenOntario Week to raise $$ for your Society or your favourite charity.
Have a Family Day in your Local Park
Plan a day of activities for local families in the park. Clean up an area of the park, create a new garden, or just enjoy the fruits of past labours.
Create a School Garden
Gather a group of volunteers to convert part of your local school grounds into a garden for children.
Show How to Grow Herbs in Containers
Hold a demonstration for the public on growing herbs (or something else) in containers.
Host a Community Garden Day
Either start a new community garden or bring together a group of gardeners to work in an existing community garden.
Tour an Arboretum
Arboreta are perfect places to find out how trees look as they mature. Use GardenOntario Week to give a tour of a local arboretum.
Plant a Tree
Bring together friends and neighbours and plant a tree to commemorate an event. Or plant one just because it's a good thing to do.
Build Bee Hotels
Many bees nest in cavities. Use old wood or purchase a bee hotel and give local bees a place to lay their eggs.
Organize a Trail Walk
Organize an environmental or nature walk along a trail in your community.
Plan a Guerrilla Gardening Event
Arrange a guerrilla gardening project and invite the community to take part.
Register Your GardenOntario Week Event
You can get involved in GardenOntario Week by running your own event and registering it with us online. You do not have to belong to the OHA to join in the festivities. No matter how big or small, we want to have you involved. Activities registered on June 17, 18 and 19 can also be registered as Garden Days activities.
Click below to tell us about your plans for GardenOntario Week. The information you send will be put on the events page for that date.
2016 Garden Week Events
June 15 to June 16
Event Location Map
Zoom in on the map below to find GardenOntario Week events happening in your neighbourhood.
About the Ontario Horticultural Association
The OHA will create a supportive environment for gardeners of all ages. We will foster the growth of our member societies and encourage the use of eco-friendly horticultural practices to promote the production of food, the beautification of our communities and the conservation of our environment.
The Ontario Horticultural Association was established in 1906 as a way of uniting the several autonomous Horticultural Societies in Ontario. Today, with 280+ Member Societies, the Ontario Horticultural Association is one of the oldest and one of the largest umbrella organizations in Ontario. Whether working toward planting more trees, sharing knowledge, or beautifying communities, the OHA has remained relevant through all of its 110 years.
The Horticultural Association prides itself in guiding and encouraging the Horticultural Societies across Ontario. The projects and initiatives fostered by the OHA and carried out by the dedication of Horticultural Societies continue to beautify our communities and conserve our Ontario environment. The work that Horticultural Societies do in their communities is all volunteer time. In 2014, volunteers from Horticultural Societies in Ontario and those volunteers on the OHA Board together gave over 520,000 hours of volunteer service.
Contact the OHA
Kelly Taylor, Secretary,
Ontario Horticultural Association
448 Paterson Ave
London, ON N5W 3C7
Donate to the OHA
We welcome opportunities for sponsorships. The Ontario Horticultural Association is a registered Canadian charity. Please support our programming by making a tax deductible donation of $ 25.00 or more. Your donations go to our GardenOntario website. Thank you!
Send your cheque or money order to:
Ontario Horticultural Association,
246 Allen Street