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!
Seed Day and Plant Exchange
Seed and Plant Exchange
Saturday October 3, 2015
10 a.m. to Noon
Rotary Centennial Park, 800 Brock Street South
Residents are invited to bring seeds, cuttings and plants for exchange
with fellow gardeners. Seeds and cuttings from the municipal gardens
will be shared while plant material is available. The Town of Whitby
Horticultural Staff, Whitby In Bloom Committee members and Brooklin Horticulture Society members will be available for questions.
For information call 905.668.3437 or visit www.whitby.ca/seedday
2015 Whitby In Bloom Garden Tour a great success!
Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This years garden tour featured a variety of gardens in all shapes and sizes including a teaching garden with plant material sponsored by Sheridan Nurseries. This garden was designed by the Durham Master Gardeners in a blank space in the Brooklin Horticultural Parkette. All plant material was labelled for reference and representatives from the Durham Master Gardeners were on hand to answer any questions.
Whitby In Bloom volunteers were on site with home owners to answer any questions through out the tour. In lieu of a fee, non perishable food items were collected at each garden tour location. The Garden Tour Brochure and Map acted as a ticket for the tour!
View the 2015 Garden Tour Brochure and Map!
To learn more about Communities in Bloom click here. Or view the Whitby In Bloom Community Guide by clicking on the image below.
CiB Program requirements
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 and for residents.
Whitby wins big at the 2014 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
The Whitby In Bloom program has annually collected non-perishable food items and donate all donations to local food banks. Thanks to the participants of the 2015 garden tour and seminars a combined 700 plus pounds of non-perishable food was collected in lieu of a fee this year.
2015 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!
- 2015 - National Participant - non evaluated
- 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!