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!
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.
2015 Whitby In Bloom Program Information
Whitby In Bloom Free Garden Seminars
Join the Town of Whitby for Free Whitby In Bloom Garden Seminars.
In lieu of a fee, non-perishable food items will be collected.
Both Seminars take place at Brooklin United Church, 19 Cassels Road East and begin at 7:30 p.m.
Frank Kershaw presents "Gardening out of your zone"
Wednesday, March 25
Gardening on the Edge explores the fascinating topic of successful gardening with plants outside of the gardens hardiness zone. Techniques and maintenance tips that will help ensure the sustainability of these plants will be highlighted along with sources for some of the more unusual plants.
Frank Kershaw is an award-winning horticulturist with more than forty years experience in the parks, environmental and horticultural fields. Currently he teaches garden and horticultural design at George Brown College in Toronto. He has visited and photographed over 4000 gardens around the globe that has fueled his love and passion for plants and garden design.
Frank is always experimenting with plants and loves to share his ideas with interested gardeners. His Toronto garden has been featured in many magazines and books and is a popular stop for his students.
Vicki Taylor-Scott presents "Containers, breaking the mold"
Wednesday April 22
A late 'bloomer', Vicki decided that her love of gardening (and her tendency to have fun in the process) had best be legitimized by degrees. This has been (somewhat) accomplished by acquiring her license in Landscape Architecture along with that of many horticultural diplomas. None of the formality of her education does anything to bridle her ever growing enthusiasm. Humor is the mandatory element of her presentations and as she insists, the key ingredient that nurtures every gardener.
2015 Whitby In Bloom Garden Tour
Saturday, July 18, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Further details coming soon!
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.
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!