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!
2013 Authors in the Garden Seminar Series
Join us for free the "Authors in the Garden" seminar series, featuring accomplished gardeners who will share useful information for you to use in creating your perfect garden. Donate non-perishable food items in support of Whitby food banks at each seminar. All Seminars start at 7:30 p.m. at the Brooklin United Church, 18 Cassels Road East. "Authors in the Garden" is presented by the Town of Whitby, Whitby In Bloom Committee in partnership with the Brooklin Horticultural Society. Each garden author will have books for sale at each seminar.
Please bring food donations and monetary donations to support local charities.
May 22 - Marjorie Harris
Lets Stop Making Ugly Gardens!
Marjorie Harris is one of Canada's leading garden writers. She has been the gardening columnist for Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail since 1990; makes speeches across the country; was the Editor-at-Large of Gardening Life magazine until its retirement in November 2008. She has been an editor at Chatelaine and Macleans's; written 15 gardening books, lives in Toronto and operates Marjorie Harris Gardens, a plant consulting business.
Non perishable food items will be collected at each seminar to support Whitby based food banks. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
Beyond the Garden Gate 2013
Whitby In Bloom Garden Tour - It's Free
Join the second annual Whitby In Bloom Garden tour on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Following the success of last year's tour, the Whitby In Bloom committee presents the second installment of Beyond the Garden Gate. This year's garden tour showcases some of Whitby's most unique and colourful properties including residences, businesses and various municipal locations.
The tour sites are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and your free ticket and brochure are your guide to properties in Brooklin and Whitby.
The Committee is seeking volunteers at each of the garden tour sites. Contact us to volunteer or email us with your questions.
The Whitby In Bloom Garden tour supports local food banks. You can make a donation of non-perishable food items at any garden tour sites. Tour locations to be posted in early spring. Non perishable food items will be collected at each residential property to support Whitby based food banks.
Town of Whitby Wins Community in Bloom Awards!
- 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!