Canada’s glorious summer season is upon us. It’s time to get out and explore the country and enjoy everything it has to offer including its magnificent public gardens.
Whether it’s your toddler marveling at the silky feel of a blossom, a secluded bench on which lovers gaze into each other’s eyes or an astounding collection of rare plants –– from coast to coast Canada’s gardens and garden experiences can provide you with an oasis of green in which to spend a few leisurely hours.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for entertainment, Canada’s gardens have something for everyone. Nightly fireworks displays, children’s daytime programs, live music at dusk, farmers markets, sculpture exhibits . . . just visit the website of your nearest garden for all the details.
Canada’s Garden Route is not a ‘route’ per se, instead, it is the most comprehensive listing of Canadian gardens and garden experiences. If you’re planning to stop in and visit some of the finest examples of ornamental horticulture the country has to offer – this is the website that will help you find the perfect garden experience you’re looking for.
You can search for gardens by name, category, province or city. Just click on the link that best suits your purposes.
Canada’s garden experiences look forward to welcoming all visitors, whether you come from across town or from around the world.
Choose from one of the garden experience categories in the map legend below to view the listings in that category.
Canada's Garden Route Spokesperson
Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Bring the kids
Summer’s here and Canada’s public gardens are at their best. You know you want to visit them yourself – who wouldn’t want to stroll through a beautiful park filled with flowers – but maybe you feel you’re so tied up with your children or grandchildren you just can’t get away. Well, there’s an easy solution to that: bring them along!