Whitby In Bloom



Whitby In Bloom (WIB) is a civic beautification program that promotes environmental responsibility and civic pride. Whitby In Bloom is based on the international Communities in Bloom (CiB) program. The WIB 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 In Bloom Garden Tour

Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Visit one or all of the properties that will be on the 2017 WIB Garden Tour. Tour sites will be in Whitby and Brooklin with each garden being unique, varying in size, structure and plant material. In lieu of a fee, non perishable food items will be collected for local food banks. Drop off your donation at one of the tour sites. Online registration for the tour will begin soon. 

See the 2016 Garden Tour Brochure and Map here!

Click on the above links for your guide to the tour.

Free Garden Seminars 

Whitby In Bloom Garden Seminars are offered in partnership with Brooklin Horticultural Society at Brooklin United Church.  In lieu of a fee, non-perishable food items are collected and donated to local food banks. Watch for 2017 presenters and dates.

Durham Master Gardeners Workshop

The Whitby Sustainability Advisory Committee in partnership with the Whitby Public Library invites you to free gardening workshops delivered by Durham Master Gardeners. Watch for upcoming seminars in 2017.

Town of Whitby Wins Communities in Bloom Awards!

  • 2016 - National Participant - non evaluated
  • 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

Communities in Bloom Program

The Towns Whitby In Bloom Committee has created programs and activities based on the international CiB Program. Municipalities can enter one of several CiB programs annually. In 2017 the Town of Whitby will register for the National non evaluated program. 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 for residents.To learn more about Communities in Bloom click here.   

View the Whitby In Bloom Community Guide by clicking on the image below.


Whitby Wins 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 were thrilled to have received these prestigious awards.

Volunteer with 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!