Inspiration Garden

The Inspiration Garden is dedicated to growing, developing and supporting gardeners in the community. We have programs for the whole family from March to October. Subscribe and receive the latest Inspiration Garden news. Come, bee inspired... and inspire others!

Location & Hours of Operation | Map

We're located in Town Centre Park, corner of Guildford Way and Pipeline Road. Open to the public, dawn to dusk.

Shasta Daisy Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

An end of summer favourite. We have many varieties of sunflowers, from dwarf to giant ones! They are extremely easy to grow and very rewarding for children. The seeds are ready to harvest once the sunflower begins to wilt and the stem turns yellow/brown.

What's Happening

Come Meet Our Garden Host!

Look for the "Garden Host on Duty" sign (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) and ask our Garden Host your gardening questions.

Know and Grow: Time to Show

Show off your plant knowledge! This event is for everyone, whether you have a green thumb or a not so green one. Stop by the Garden and try our Plant Identification Activity. Return your completed sheet to receive an entry into a draw to win some great prizes. 

Suitable for all ages, although younger children will need some assistance. All children aged 13 years and under will receive a participation prize. In partnership with Coquitlam’s Park Spark Program.

Date: Thursday, September 18
Time:
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registered Programs & Drop-Ins

Register online – anytime! Enjoy the comfort, convenience and flexibility of online registration.

Registration begins Wednesday, August 6 at 8:30 a.m.Fall Program Guide 

Fall is a perfect time to turn over a new leaf and start something new. Browse through our Fall Program Guide (download) and register now.

East Meets West: Chinese Herbs for the Cold and Flu Season

Learn how to make common cold and cough remedies using Chinese herbs. Take home a sample of herbal cough syrup. 16+ years | Register Now

Date: Saturday, September 20
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Garden U Series: Young Gardeners After School Club

An interactive after school program to learn about life in the garden, such as plants and insects, and participate in earth friendly activities. 6 – 10 years | Register Now

Date: Tuesdays, September 30 – October 21
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Garden Basics: Plant Garlic & Broad Beans

Learn what varieties of garlic grow in BC and how to properly plant garlic and broad beans in the fall, to harvest in the spring. | Register Now

Date: October 4
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Garden Basics: Festive Winter Planters

Make a winter planter to take home and bring a little winter cheer to your deck or patio. | Register Now

Date: October 4
Time: 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Community Gardens

The community gardens will feature 34 raised plots, available to rent on a yearly basis, to Coquitlam residents (18+ years). At this time, there are no garden plots available however, if you would like to add your name to the waitlist, please complete and submit the online Garden Plot Request Form.

For more information, please contact us:
Email: garden@coquitlam.ca

Garden Volunteers

Are you passionate about gardening? Learn more about gardening while helping others and become an Inspiration Garden Volunteer.

Gifting Program

The City of Coquitlam Gift Program provides an opportunity for citizens, community groups or businesses to donate amenities to enhance the park or facility user’s experience.

For more information, please contact us:
Phone: 604-374-6828
Email: garden@coquitlam.ca