Sending Love To Our Community


CiB-Cef and its partners, including the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Garden Centres Canada, Scotts Canada, the National Capital Commission, the Canadian Garden Council, Come Alive Outside, Mark & Ben Cullen, and Nutrients for Life are working together to summon everyone to create Hope Gardens for 2021.


Across Canada and beyond, our goal is to see the land awash with gardens featuring yellow, the international colour of hope. Flowers, fruits, shrubs, vegetables - just plant the seeds! From parks to playgrounds, front yards, back yards, balconies, baskets, boulevards, barrels and planters, wherever there’s an empty space, there is room for a plant, and together we can, and we will make this happen!


Most people associate hope with a situation that they wish would end and that they could move past. Desmond Tutu once said, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness. Hope whispers that things will get better.” 2020 was a difficult year, and people are ready for positive, peaceful change, and opportunities to bring brightness and light into their lives. The Hope is Growing Campaign is a rallying point that is simple, inclusive, easy and fun with a positive outcome for whoever participates. After all, the garden is where Hope is Growing!


This Spring of 2021, anyone and everyone, including municipalities, organizations, schools, churches, colleges and universities, clubs, businesses, and individuals can participate by planting a Hope Garden. Share photos of your gardens on CiB’s social media platforms with the hashtag #hopeisgrowing. Once you’ve entered your Hope Garden, you will become eligible for national and global recognition for your efforts! You will also receive a downloadable Hope Garden sign and information about hardy plants and growing tips for success.


From sea to sea to sea, people took up gardening in record numbers in 2020. This year, we want to create a yellow sea of Hope Gardens growing wherever one can plant a seed. Join us and be a beacon leading the way to create HOPE across Canada and around the world!

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