My Favourite Garden Activity – Photo Contest

By Scott McDonald

Jun 05
Photo Contest Gardens BC Garden Days 2018 Contest

Enter our 2018 Garden Days Photo Contest!

Gardens are meant to be experienced, walked through, studied, revelled in, and shared, so in honour of Canada’s Garden Days, we’re holding a special photo contest to find out what everyone’s favourite thing is to do in a garden or what kind of garden experience is a favourite; and hopefully we’ll all learn a little bit about why British Columbians love their gardens so much.

To enter: follow Gardens BC on Twitter or Gardens BC on Instagram or Gardens BC on Facebook, upload a photo of your favourite garden activity, experience or thing to do in a BC garden, caption it and tag it with: #exploreBCgardens AND #GardenDaysCanada. That’s all! you need to do to be entered to win one of three fabulous prizes from VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, B.C., The Butchart Gardens near Victoria, B.C. and UBC Botanical Garden on the campus of the University of British Columbia.

The photo contest runs from June 16-24, 2018. Winners will be randomly drawn and announced on June 25, 2018. Contest is open to BC, AB and WA  residents only. Full photo contest details are below.

Photo Contest Rules

  • No purchase necessary
  • There are three garden related prizes to be awarded to three randomly chosen winners
  • Contest is open to BC, AB, and WA residents aged 18 or older
  • Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries received
  • Deadline for entries is June 24, 2018 (11:59PM PST).
  • Staff and employees of Gardens British Columbia or their members are not eligible to win
  • Multiple entries are allowed but each photo must be separate and distinct and own by the poster

 

See Gardens Days Events at Gardens BC Member Gardens

Gardens BC: This Is My Favourite Garden Activity – Photo Contest  All Cities – online event  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  All day event

Planting and Providing for Pollinators   Abbotsford  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  11:00AM

Communties in Bloom Abbotsford – Local Garden Tour  Abbotsford  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  10:00AM – 02:00PM

Sustainable Gardening Workshop with Brian Minter  Campbell River  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  02:00PM – 04:00PM

Coquitlam Farmers Market  Coquiltam  |  Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  09:00AM – 01:00PM

VIU Milner Gardens: Father’s Day & Garden Days 2018  Qualicum Beach  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  10:00AM – 04:30PM

Tofino Botanical Gardens – BYOB – Bring Your Own Bug with Linda Gilkeson  Tofino  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  01:00PM – 04:00PM

UBC Botanical Garden – Herbarium Workshop: Create Your Own Plant Specimen  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  09:30AM – 02:00PM

UBC Botanical Garden – Garden Days Bird Tour  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  11:00AM – 12:30PM

UBC Botanical Garden – Garden Days Grow Green Guide Tour  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  01:00PM – 02:30PM

UBC Botanical Garden – Botanical Watercolours Weekend Workshop  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  10:00AM – 04:00PM

UBC Botanical Garden – Ecoprinting on Silk Scarves Workshop  Vancouver  |  Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  09:30AM – 01:30PM

UBC Botanical Garden – Bumblebee Parade & Picnic  Vancouver  |  Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  11:00AM – 01:00PM

Hatley Park Gardens complimentary on June 17, 2018  Victoria  |  Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  All day event

Admission by Donation – Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific  Victoria  |  Monday Jun 18, 2018  |  All day event

The Butchart Gardens – Garden Days GNOME HUNT  Victoria  |  Friday Jun 15, 2018 – Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  09:00AM – 11:00PM

The Butchart Gardens – Garden Days GREENHOUSE TOURS  Victoria  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  10:00AM – 02:00PM

Hatley Park Gardens complimentary on June 17, 2018  Victoria  |  Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  All day event

 

Other Garden Days Events throughout British Columbia

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#BCplants Social Media Contest  BC Wide  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Saturday Jun 30, 2018  |  All day event

Picnic in the Park  Agassiz/Harrison Hot Springs  |  Sunday Jun 17, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  All day event

2018 Castlegar Peony Show!  Castlegar  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  All day event

‘What you Love About Your Garden’ Contest  Chilliwack  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  All day event

Sunshine Community Garden Pub Night  Chilliwack  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  05:00PM – 10:00PM

Summer Workbee  Chilliwack  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  09:00AM – 01:30PM

Father’s Day plant sale and Grow it Yourself gardening workshop for youth  Delta  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  10:00AM – 02:00PM

Flower Power Garden Tour  Kelowna  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  09:00AM – 04:00PM

In Celebration of Roses  Kelowna  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  10:00AM – 06:00PM

City of Kelowna Garden Day Proclamation  Kelowna  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  All day event

Container Gardening For Kids  Langley  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  10:30AM – 12:00PM

Picnics in the Park  Langley  |  Tuesday Jun 19, 2018  |  05:00PM – 08:00PM

From Soil to Salad workshops at the Haney Farmers Market  Maple Ridge  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  All day event

Nanaimo Horticultural Society Garden Tour  Nanaimo  |  Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  10:00AM – 04:00PM

Art in the Garden 2018  Nanoose  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  All day event

Father’s Day Garden Party Tour  Oak Bay  |  Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  11:00AM – 05:00PM

Garden Days Salute  Port Hardy  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  11:00AM – 11:30AM

Garden Days Salute  Port McNeill  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  11:00AM – 11:30AM

Quadra Island Quilt and Garden Tour  Quadra Island  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  10:00AM – 04:00PM

Art in the Garden  Revelstoke  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  09:00AM – 02:00PM

Town of Sidney Garden Day Proclamation  Sidney  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  All day event

Summerland Garden Tour  Summerland  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  09:00AM – 03:00PM

Darts Hill Garden Stroll and Plant Sale  Surrey  |  Friday Jun 15, 2018 – Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  All day event

Garden Day in Riley Park Proclamation  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  10:00AM – 03:00PM

City Farmer’s 40th Year Anniversary  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  All day event

Heritage Vancouver Garden Tour  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  10:00AM – 04:00PM

Native and heritage gardens tour of Vancouver Island  Victoria  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Saturday Jun 30, 2018  |  09:30PM – 03:30PM

Youth Program – Making a Stepping Stone  Victoria  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  10:00AM – 11:00AM

Plant Identification & Culture Workshops  Victoria  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  01:00PM – 04:00PM

Seed Library: Healing City Soils  Victoria  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  10:00AM – 11:30AM

CE – Grow your Own Cut Flower Garden – Summer  Victoria  |  Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  09:00AM – 12:00PM

Garden Day for Kids at the James Bay Market – Saturday, June 23  Victoria  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  09:00AM – 03:00PM

Master Gardeners at the Library  West Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  12:00PM – 04:00PM

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Garden Days, a program of the Canadian Garden Council, is a joyful, country-wide celebration of the role of gardens in our communities and in our lives. The program’s objective is to draw attention to Canada’s garden culture, history and innovations and to underscore the importance of public and private gardens, the values of home gardening and the promotion of environmental stewardship. Gardens British Columbia is a sponsor of Garden Days and member of the Canadian Garden Council and Gardens Canada.

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About the Author

Digital strategist, destination marketer, and garden tourism enthusiast, Scott McDonald can be found searching out the next offering on the BC Ale Trail or discovering something unique about a garden or local hidden gem. Previously a digital marketer at The Butchart Gardens and Canada 150 Community Leader for the City of Colwood, he is a member of the GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.