Whitby In Bloom is a civic beautification program that promotes environmental responsibility and civic pride. Whitby In Bloom is based on the international Communities in Bloom program. The program's success is largely attributed to the dedicated efforts of community volunteers and the participation of Whitby residents. Browse the photos of past Whitby In Bloom events and enjoy the Whitby in Bloom Experience!
The Judges are coming, the judges are coming!
The Communities in Bloom, National Judges will arrive in Whitby on July 21, 2014. On July 22 and 23, the judges will tour Whitby lead by town staff and members of the Whitby In Bloom Committee. The town will be evaluated based on the following criteria; Tidiness, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Floral Display and Landscape. On route the judges will visit local, green business, parks and trails, municipal facilities and learn about new municipal initiatives. The two day tour will be jam packed! To learn more about Communities in Bloom click here. Or view the Whitby In Bloom Community Guide by clicking on the image below.
2014 Whitby In Bloom Garden Tour
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Locations: various location throughout Whitby, Brooklin and Ashburn
Following the success of the 2013 tour, the Whitby In Bloom Committee will present the third instalment of Beyond the Garden Gate. This year's garden tour will feature all shapes and sizes of some of Whitby's most unique and colourful properties. View the 2014 Garden Tour Brochure (PDF) and Garden Tour Map (PDF).
2014 Garden Seminars - A big success!
The 2014 seminar series, featured two accomplished gardeners / designers who shared useful information to use in creating your perfect garden with a focus on landscaping. Seminars were presented by the Town of Whitby, Whitby In Bloom Committee in partnership with the Brooklin Horticultural Society. In lieu of a fee, participants brought non-perishable food items in support of local food banks. There was an amazing turn out for both the Carson Arthur Seminar as well as for Marjorie Mason.
Seed Day and Plant Exchange
Saturday October 4, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Rotary Centennial Park, 800 Brock Street South, Whitby
Trade or share cuttings and seeds with other gardeners and learn about the Whitby In Bloom program. A limited amount of plant material will be available from town garden beds starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first come first serve basis. Meet Town of Whit by Horticulture Staff who will be available to answer questions and share information on what's growing in Whitby.
For more information contact the Operations Centre at 905.668.3437.
Supporting Local Food banks
With the sucess of the 2013 food donations that were collected at the Whitby In Bloom Garden tour and seminars, donations of non-perishable food will be collected at all garden tour sites again this year. Thank you to all who will support this endeavour.
Town of Whitby Wins Communities in Bloom Awards!
- 2014 - National Edition - Competition Participant - Judging to be held on July 22 and 23, 2014.
- 2013 - 5 Bloom Award - National Edition - Recognition for Blue and green infrastructure
- 2012 - Membership Program - Provincial Edition
- 2011 - Membership Program - Provincial Edition
- 2010 - 5 Bloom Award - National Edition - Outstanding Achievement Award-Environmental Action presented by Waste Management
- 2009 - Circle of Excellence - National Edition
- 2008 - Friends Program - National Edition
- 2007 - 5 Bloom Award - National Edition - Criteria Award - Landscaped Areas presented by Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
- 2006 - 5 Bloom Award - Provincial Edition - Special Mention Living Fences
- 2005 - 4 Bloom Award - Provincial Edition
Volunteer for Whitby In Bloom!
Participating in Whitby In Bloom instills civic pride, offers visible benefits to the larger community through beautification projects, and raises the profile of Whitby in the eyes of visitors. You can become involved by volunteering with the Whitby In Bloom Committee. Complete our volunteer application form to get started.
Keep Blooming Whitby!
Share your photos and garden stories with the WIB Committee. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your updates in our photo gallery!