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!
2015 Whitby In Bloom Garden Tour
Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This years garden tour will feature a variety of gardens in all shapes and sizes including a teaching garden with plant material sponsored by Sheridan Nurseries. This garden has been designed by the Durham Master Gardeners in a yard that is starting from scratch. All plant material will be labelled for reference and representatives from the Durham Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer any questions at this location.
The Whitby In Bloom volunteers will be on site with home owners to answer any questions through out the tour. In lieu of a fee, non perishable food items will be collected at each garden tour location. Your Garden Tour Brochure and Map act as your ticket for the tour!
To learn more about Communities in Bloom click here. Or view the Whitby In Bloom Community Guide by clicking on the image below.
All municipalities who participate in the evaluated category of the CiB program must create a Community Guide Book. This book provides all the information that the judges are looking for and is a wonderful reference while on tour.
Whitby wins big at the National Communities in Bloom Symposium and Awards Ceremony
The Town of Whitby was announced as the winner of the Over 50,000 population category, with a 5 Bloom rating and a special recognition for The Preservation and Relocation of the Circa 1812 Lynde House during the 2014 National Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Charlottetown, PEI., on the afternoon of September 20, 2014. Staff, Committee and volunteers are thrilled to have received these prestigious awards.
Supporting Local Food banks again in 2015
Thanks to the participants of the 2014 garden tour and seminars a combined 500 plus pounds of non-perishable food was collected in lieu of a fee for the 2014 WIB events and was donated to local food banks.
Whitby In Bloom Free Garden Seminars
This years Whitby In Bloom Garden Seminars were offered in partnership with the Brooklin Horticultural Society.
In lieu of a fee, non-perishable food items were collected and donated to local food banks.
Both Seminars took place at Brooklin United Church, 19 Cassels Road East and began at 7:30 p.m. This years speakers were; Frank Kershaw who presented "Gardening out of your zone" and Vicki Taylor-Scott who presented "Containers, breaking the mold"
Town of Whitby Wins Communities in Bloom Awards!
- 2014 - National Edition Winner - 5 Bloom Award recipient and, Recognition for: Preservation and Relocation of the Circa 1812 Lynde House
- 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!