2022 is the Year of the Garden

This year, Mississauga joins other municipalities across Canada in celebrating gardening, gardeners and our beautiful outdoor spaces.

To mark this occasion, the City will be hosting a series of events and activities to encourage residents to explore the world of gardening, flowers and seeds.

Check back throughout the year as new activities will be added to this page.

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Get involved

Saturday, June 18: National Garden Day Event

Celebrate National Garden Day and the Year of the Garden at Riverwood! Take a free tour of The Riverwood Conservancy’s Enabling Garden, learn about the connections between gardens and local bird species, and get to know some of Mississauga’s local gardening groups.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Riverwood
4190 Riverwood Park Lane, Mississauga

Free event for all ages

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June 18 - July 27: Blooms and Berries

Blooms and Berries is an annual summer event hosted at the Museums of Mississauga. It celebrates historical and modern agricultural practices in Mississauga and The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, including food culture and land-based practices of Indigenous Peoples, past and present.

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Thursday, June 23: Design Your Own Pollinator Garden

Join Jeanne McRight from Blooming Boulevards for an online webinar to learn ways to provide food and shelter for native pollinators, while delighting your family and neighbours with textures, shapes and colours.

6-7 p.m.
Free, online event for all ages

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Saturday, June 25: Wildflower Giveaway

The City’s Woodlands & Natural Areas team will be distributing free wildflowers for residents to help increase pollinator habitat at their homes. These plants will be a welcomed addition to any garden, porch or balcony.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Malton Community Centre
3540 Morning Star Drive, Mississauga

Adopt a Flower Bed

Volunteer your time and help create and maintain gardens located in Mississauga parks through the City’s new Adopt a Flower Bed Program.

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Mississauga Seed Library

The Seed Library provides the public with free access to open-pollinated and non GMO seeds. It aims to support local food systems, build seed saving literacy, and promote locally adapted plant genetics.

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Plan a visit to one of Mississauga’s garden parks

Did you know? Mississauga has four beautiful gardens for you to enjoy as part of the City’s parks system. These include:

Tag us on Instagram

Show your love for flowers and gardening this year by sharing your Mississauga garden pics on Instagram. Whether it’s your favourite flower, your first vegetable crop or something special you spotted in a Mississauga park, be sure to tag us @saugaparksrec.

Peck's skipper butterfly on flower

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