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!
Seeking Garden Properties for the 2014 Whitby in Bloom Garden Tour
The Whitby in Bloom Committee is seeking residential gardens in Whitby and Brooklin for the 2014 Garden Tour. The proposed date is Saturday July 20, 2014 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. If you would like to share your garden property or recommend another property Email Whitby in Bloom for further information.
Seed Day and Plant Exchange
Date: Saturday October 5, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: Rotary Centennial Park, Brock Street South (at Burns Street), 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 Whitby 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.
The 2013 Authors in the Garden Seminar Series was a great success!
The 2013 "Authors in the Garden" seminar series, featured accomplished gardeners who shared useful information to use in creating your perfect garden. Non-perishable food items in support of Whitby food banks were collected at each seminar. All Seminars started at 7:30 p.m. at the Brooklin United Church, 18 Cassels Road East. "Authors in the Garden" was presented by the Town of Whitby, Whitby In Bloom Committee in partnership with the Brooklin Horticultural Society. Thank you to our speakers: Frankie Flowers-Frank Ferrangine, Sonia Day and Marjorie Harris.
Beyond the Garden Gate 2013
Whitby In Bloom Garden Tour - What a great day!
The second annual Whitby In Bloom Garden Tour was held on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Following the success of the 2012 tour, the Whitby In Bloom Committee presented the second instalment of Beyond the Garden Gate. This year's garden tour showcased some of Whitby's most unique and colourful properties. The tour sites were open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The brochure acted as a guide to properties in Brooklin and Whitby.
Supporting Local Food banks
The Whitby In Bloom Garden tour supported local food banks. Donations of non-perishable food items were collected at all garden tour sites. This year there were 1,200 pounds of food donated. Thank you to all who supported this endeavour.
View the 2013 tour map and brochure.
View and print the garden tour brochure and map or view the locations in text format.
Town of Whitby Wins Communities in Bloom Awards!
- 2013 - National Edition of the CIB Program
- 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!