Truth be told, on occasion, we’re asked, “Why is this website called Canada’s Garden Route – when there are no specific ‘routes’ for us to explore?”
We beg to differ, in that, pretty much any route you travel – whether by air, rail, car, bicycle or foot – will, if you’re looking, eventually lead you to a garden experience of one sort or another. A home garden, a public or botanical garden, a garden centre, a community that hangs its hat on its floral and landscaping displays, a garden within a park . . . you get the drift, the list is endless.
No matter which route you choose to take, you’ve come to the right site if you’re looking for THE most comprehensive listing of Canada’s outstanding garden experiences.
As winter takes hold, it’s time to don your boots, mukluks, snowshoes or skis and revel in the magical winterscape splendors of the country’s magnificent public gardens. All you need to do is get outside and enjoy!
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"
Getting someone to visit a garden in summer is a snap: we all know gardens are striking in the summer months, with flowers galore. But what about fall? Garden visitors diminish with falling temperatures, as if they’re convinced the show is over as of Labour Day. But it isn’t. There’s still plenty to see in Canada’s public gardens right up until snowfall and even beyond.