Garden Holidays

Garden Holidays and Observances are special days that are acknowledged through the year where you can celebrate the fruits of your labor! Gardens come in all shapes and sizes and types, and can be formal or informal.  I love them all. I am a fan of Garden Art in the Garden, and love Garden Gates, and Garden paths. I have an artist's personality, and my yard has always been my big canvas to create and experiment. My yard looks different each season based on what plants are in season in my time zone.  

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This is one of my favorite photo's that I've taken from my Garden. I had just watered, and I loved the drops of water still on the leaves.

There are many types of Gardens, and the Garden special days below will attest to that.  Some of them are:

  • Butterfly Gardens
  • Community Gardens
  • Container Gardening
  • Cottage Gardens
  • Flower Gardens
  • Fruit Gardens
  • Herb Gardens
  • Japanese Gardens
  • Organic Gardens
  • Perennial Gardens
  • Roof Top Gardens
  • Succulent Gardens
  • Vegetable Gardens

There are also certain popular holidays, and seasons that revolve around certain products from the garden. Some of the biggies are:

Certain Flowers have certain symbols too, like:

  • Yellow Daffodils to honor Cancer Survivors

There are also some eating lifestyles that are popular these days, where the focus is on clean eating such as: (even better when you can purchase organic, or grow your own organic fruits and vegetables)

  • Veganism
  • Vegetarianism
  • Related to eating lifestyles, more and more people are shopping at local farmer's markets or signing up for a CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) with a local farmer.

Gardens can be spruced up with the following touches:

  • Garden Art
  • Garden Gates
  • Garden Paths
  • Outside Seating areas worked in to showcase your garden!!
  • Tribute Gardens to a loved one that has passed away

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Garden Holidays

Below, listed by month are the Garden Holidays and Observances, that we are aware of so far. There may a few duplicates or incorrect dates, there may be some that we have left off that we will add as we find them, and there are some that are similar, but have different Sponsor Organizations that started the Observances, that may have different approaches and info. As we delve into all the details, we will fix any issues.

Ultimately, there will be a devoted page done for each of the different
Gardening Holidays and Observances.  As pages are completed, they will be linked up below, as well as in our Daily Holiday pages, our Holidays by Month pages, and our Holidays and Observances Alphabetical Listing (Page 1 is A-M Holidays) and our Holidays and Observances Alphabetical Listing - Page 2 is N-Z Holidays.

Butchart Garden in Victoria, B.C. - Garden Holiday Information from Holidays and Observances

Undoubtedly, one of the most spectacular Gardens in the world is the Butchart Garden in Victoria, B.C.  Pictured, is Leigh's son Ryan, and his wife Marlene standing above their Sunken Garden.

January Garden Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • National Mail Order Gardening Month

2016 Days: (Date Order)

February Garden Holidays

2016 Days: (Date Order)

March Garden Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • National Flower Month
  • National Nutrition Month - (Eat more Fruits & Veggies!)

2016 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • National Agriculture Week - March13-19, 2016

2016 Days: (Date Order)

  • Peach Blossom Day - March 3
  • Johnny Appleseed Day - March 11 (also on September 26)
  • Plant a Flower Day - March 12
  • Ag Day Celebrating our Bountiful Food Supply - March 15
  • National Agriculture Day - March 15, 2016 (Falls During National Ag Week each year)
  • International Earth Day - March 20
  • March Equinox (First Day of Spring) - March 20, 2016 (20th or 21st each year). Spring is always my favorite time to get out in the Garden!
  • National Flower Day - March 21
  • National Fragrance Day - March 21

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April Garden Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • National Garden Month
  • National Landscape Architect Month

2016 Days: (Date Order)

  • National Dandelion Day - April 5
  • California Poppy Day - April 6
  • Plant Appreciation Day - April 13
  • Earth Day - April 22 (This is an Environmental Holiday, but includes aspects of Gardening and taking care of the soil, and eating organic etc. See also Ways to Support Earth Day with your Eating Habits)
  • Arbor Day - April 29, 2016 (Last Friday in April)
  • Peace Rose Day - April 29

May Garden Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Gifts from the Garden Month
  • National Salad Month

2016 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • National Herb Week - May 1-7, 2016 (Week Prior to Mother's Day)
  • National Vegetarian Awareness Week - May 16-22, 2016 
  • National Wildflower Week - May 2-8, 2016

2016 Days: (Date Order)

  • May Day - May 1
  • Garden Meditation Day - May 3
  • National Herb Day - May 7, 2016 (First Saturday in May)
  • Iris Day - May 8
  • Love a Tree Day - May 16
  • Plant Something Day - May 19
  • Flower Day - May 20
  • Composting Day - May 29
  • Water a Flower Day - May 30

June Garden Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • National Fresh Fruit and Veggies Month (also in September)
  • National Rose Month
  • Perennial Gardening Month

2016 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • National Fragrance Week - June 7-13, 2015 (First Week in June)
  • National Garden Week - June 5-11, 2016
  • National Grasslands Week - June 14-20, 2015 (Third Week in June)

2016 Days: (Date Order)

  • National Gardening Exercise Day - June 6
  • Herbs & Spices Day - June 10
  • Red Rose Day - June 12
  • Weed Your Garden Day - June 13
  • Fresh Veggies Day - June 16
  • Eat Your Vegetables Day - June 17
  • National Orange Blossom Day - June 27

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July Garden Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • National Outdoor Month - (great month to get outside and enjoy your garden!!)
  • Smart Irrigation Month

2016 Days: (Date Order)

  • Build a Scarecrow Month - July 7
  • Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day - July 27

August Garden Holidays

2016 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • National Farmer's Market Week - August 7-13, 2016 (First Week of August)

2016 Days: (Date Order)

  • Daffodil Day - August 26, 2016 (Fourth Friday in August) 
  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day - August 29

September Garden Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • Fruit & Veggie Month
  • National Organic Harvest Month

2016 Weeks: (Alpha Order)

  • National Indoor Plant Week - September 18-24, 2016 (Third Full Week of September)

2016 Days: (Date Order)

  • Farmers Consumer Awareness Day - September 10, 2016 (Second Saturday in September)
  • Johnny Appleseed Day - September 26 (also on March 11)
  • National Teach Ag Day - September 26

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October Garden Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • National Farm to School Month

2016 Days: (Date Order)

  • World Vegetarian Day - October 1
  • Old Farmers Day - October 12
  • Halloween - October 31 (what is Halloween without Pumpkins?)

November Garden Holidays

Month: (Alpha Order)

  • National Fragrance Month
  • Vegan Month

2016 Days: (Date Order)

  • World Vegan Day - November 1
  • Forget-Me-Not-Day - November 10

December Garden Holidays

2016 Days: (Date Order)

  • Poinsettia Day - December 12 - A well known symbol of Christmas

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