Every year, we celebrate the gardening efforts of Kitchener residents who help to make our city a greener, more vibrant or more sustainable place to live.

On this page:

  1. 2024 launch event
  2. Recognize a garden
  3. Types of gardens
  4. Virtual classes
  5. Garden finder map

2024 launch event

Join us on Saturday, April 27, for the launch of this year's Kitchener in Bloom program on the Piazza at the Kitchener Market, celebrating the vibrant spirit of our community and the beauty of our gardens.

  • learn how to recognize gardens across the city
  • pick up a free tomato seedling (while supplies last)
  • garden-themed craft for kids (while supplies last)
  • enjoy live music with Jessie T
  • learn about resident-led greening initiatives at the LoveMyHood booth

Event details

  • date: Saturday, April 27
  • time: 10 a.m. to noon
  • location: Piazza at the Kitchener Market, 300 King Street East
  • cost: free

Recognize a garden

The Kitchener in Bloom program celebrates the gardening efforts of residents and business owners who help to make our city a more beautiful place to live. 

From April to September, we invite you to recognize all types of gardens.

Subscribe to this page to get an email when this year’s Kitchener in Bloom recognition program is open.

Types of gardens

We want to know about all types of gardening, including:

  • balcony gardens
  • community gardens
  • container gardens
  • fairy gardens
  • flower gardens
  • pollinator patches
  • rain gardens
  • raised gardens
  • rock gardens

Virtual classes

We hosted a series of virtual gardening classes on Facebook Live. In these classes, gardening experts shared tips for preparing your garden, cooking what you grow and more.

Watch past classes on Facebook

Garden finder map

Check out our garden finder map for gardening inspiration or to find greenspaces in your neighbourhood to add to your next walk or bike ride.

Add your own garden to our map if you were recognized by Kitchener in Bloom or if you want to share your garden on our map. You can also add a public garden or other greenspace you want people to see! Include a picture and description to make the map even better.

Add a garden to the map

Adding a garden to our garden finder map is not a Kitchener in Bloom recognition. Find recognition information above.