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Canada’s Annual Celebration of Gardens and Gardening

A tree planting ceremony was held at Milton Public Library to serve as a highlight of this national event here in the Town of Milton. Honorable presenters included Mayor Krantz, Leslie Fitch, Chief Librarian, Sean James, Provincial Spokesman Garden Days and Anne Eadie, President of HortSociety.  They made delightful remarks at the opening.  We also had three brave young ones Nadine Hor, Yasmine Hor and Ryan Tieman for reciting a tree planting poem, in English and French.

Landscape Ontario was the tree sponsor of the event.  A ten feet tall Paper Bark Maple was planted. Its exfoliated reddish bark was a great attraction and had already received many ‘likes’ from the audience.


Date:  Jun 16, 2018 Saturday

Time: 11:00 am to Noon

Venue: Milton Public Library, 1010 Main St E, Milton ON






Honorable Tree Planters:

Mayor Krantz,

Leslie Fitch(Chief Librarian),

Sean James(Garden Days Provincial Spokesman),

Anne Eadie(President, MDHS),

Karen Ditoro(Chair, Volunteers Gardens MDHS),

Jennifer Mirosolin (Library Garden Design, MDHS)


A big Thank You to Event Sponsors:

Tree Donation –  Landscape Ontario

Stone Benches Donation –  Milton Quarry

For years Milton & District Horticultural Society designs and maintains a number of gardens for the enjoyment of the community.  2018 National Garden Days will feature all these gardens for their beauty and peaceful setting that bloom, along with the rapid development of the Town.

Gardens open for visit:

Sunny Mount Community Garden  Open to public Jun 16 1pm – 4 pm ONLY
Address – 155 Ruhl Drive, Milton ON L9T 8C9

Allendale Gardens Front circle ONLY at main entrance
Address – 185 Ontario St S, Milton, ON L9T 2M4

Deborah’s Home Garden
Address – 296 Ontario St N, Milton, ON L9T 2T9

Main Library Garden
Address – 1010 Main St E Milton, ON L9T 6H7

Victoria Park Canada 150 Tulips Garden
Address – 150 Mary Street, Milton, ON, L9T 6Z5


Memorial Trees and Garden Days tree planting in Various Locations

Under Construction:

Milton District Hospital Serenity Garden
Address – 725 Bronte St S, Milton, ON L9T 9K1

Want to know more about Garden Days. 

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The National Garden Day event 2017 was organized by Milton & District Horticultural Society, sponsored by Landscape Ontario and supported by the Town of Milton.

Jun 16, 2017 Friday
Venue: Willmott Neighborhood Park,

Time: 4 – 5 pm

Music Performance by Rick Imus Music Studio

Tree donated by:






Tree Planting by Councillor John Pollard,

Lisa Vandervliet (Town of Milton Community Services),

Denis Flanagan (Provincial Spokesman, Garden Days),

Teresa Tan(President, Milton Chinese Association),

Anne Eadie(President, MDHS); Lianne Krane (Past President) and Marion Linkert(Past President)



Group Photo of honorable guests and some event attendees.








Lion dance ritual performed by Dragon Tiger Kung-fu Club for the tree planting ceremony.  The Dragon Tiger Kung-fu Club







Anne Eadie and Denis Flanagan presented red pocket and lettuce to the lions.  Lions picked the offerings and helped to channel abundance and well being to everyone through the ritual dance.






Lion Dance kung-fu masters from Dragon Tiger Kung-fu Club and event participants.






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Back in 2016,  Milton proclaimed the Friday before Father’s Day as our Town’s ‘Official Garden Day’.
We’re among the 100 towns and cities across the country join together to celebrate the values of gardens and gardening by declaring their Official Garden Day.

Photo from 2016 National Garden Day Tree Planting at Sunny Mount Park. A beautiful Hackberry tree was planted to celebrate national garden days together with fellow Canadians coast to coast.

For further information/questions  – please contact the society via the contact us on this website.