Year of the Garden / Sunflowers to Remember

Click here to view our 2022 CiB booklet!

Please see the comments below from our local CiB group on these two initiatives:

Communities in Bloom 2022 – Year of the Garden

We would like to invite the whole town to join Communities in Bloom in the celebration of the Year of the Garden.  This is a national incentive to acknowledge and celebrate the many, different kinds of gardeners we are.  Every bit each of us does helps to beautify our community, clean the air, feed the needy and bring us together.

This year we have been asked by CiB Canada to use the colour red as our base colour to celebrate 2022.  The CiB committee will use red in all our plantings and hope the community will join us.  Let’s paint the town red (with blossoms)!

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 Sunflowers to Remember

This past year, the Town of Bon Accord lost a well- loved resident and town historian.  Kathy Borreson’s front yard was always filled with the bright and happy faces of sunflowers.  Her yard brought joy when you drove past.  The members of CiB have decided to honour her this year by including sunflowers in our plantings.  And each of us will also plant sunflowers in our own home gardens as a remembrance.   If you would like to join us in this celebration of her love of sunflowers, please feel free to poke a couple of sunflower seeds wherever there is a free space.  It is a simple as using a couple of seeds out of your wild bird feed.  Not only will it brighten up our town, it will also feed the wild birds in the fall and it will honour a lovely and caring member of our community.  We thank you for your help.


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Communities in Bloom: Year of the Garden


WHEREAS, the Year of the Garden 2022 celebrates the Centennial of Canada’s horticulture sector;

WHEREAS, gardens and gardening contribute to the quality of life of our municipality and create safe and healthy places where people can come together;

WHEREAS, gardens and gardening contribute to the development of our country, our municipality, and the lives of our citizens in terms of health, quality of life and environmental challenges; 

WHEREAS, the Year of the Garden 2022 will highlight and celebrate the important contribution of gardeners, our local gardening organizations, horticultural professionals and local horticultural businesses which contribute to garden culture and the experience garden of our municipality;

WHEREAS, gardens and gardening have helped us face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic; and

WHEREAS, Communities in Bloom in collaboration with the Canadian Garden Council, invites all municipalities to celebrate the Year of the Garden.

NOW THEREFORE, on behalf of Council, I, Mayor Brian Holden, do hereby proclaim 2022 as the “Year of the Garden” in the Town of Bon Accord and encourage all citizens to observe this event.