The Inspiration Garden is dedicated to growing, supporting and connecting gardeners in the community. Drop by and bee inspired! Join our direct email service to receive news and updates on everything that's happening in the garden.
Location & Hours of Operation
We're located in Town Centre Park (site map), north of Guildford Way on Pipeline Road (map). We're open to the public, dawn to dusk. The Garden offers programs and tours from March to October.
Program Guides – Online!
Visit the Program Guides page and to view all our programs online!
Kids in the Garden: Wormy Workshop
Touch wiggly worms, learn about their body parts and discover what they eat! 6-8 years | Register Now!
Date: Thu, April 13
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Kids in the Garden: Earth Day
Celebrate Earth Day at the Inspiration Garden by decorating your own pot and planting a sunflower. Parent participation is encouraged. 5-9 years | Register Now!
Date: Thu, April 20
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Garden Basics: Seed Starting
This hands-on course covers everything you need to know about starting your own seeds and includes free seeds to take home. 16+ years | Register Now!
Date: Sat, April 22
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Garden Workshop: Salad Greens Planter
Create a beautiful and edible planter that will supply you with delicious and nutritious greens! 16+ years | Register Now!
Date: Fri, May 5
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Garden U: Growing Food in the City
Discover how to grow your own food in this two part workshop. Participants will also make and take home a small planter. 11–15 years | Register Now!
Date: Fri, May 19 – 26
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
150th Celebration Garden Planting at Blue Mountain Park
The 13th Eagle Mountain Guides and 10th Coquitlam Beaver and Cub Scouts were awarded a 150th Celebration Garden, which consists of 1,000 red and white tulip bulbs to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017.
The 150th Anniversary Celebration Garden is part of Canada’s Garden Route and will celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary as well as the role of gardens in this history of Canada. Led by the Canadian Garden Council, in partnership with Vesey’s Blubs, Canada Post, Niagara Parks Commission and the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.
The 150th Celebration Garden also features a replica of the Canadian Armed Forces Insignia Badge, which honours all elements of the CAF, including the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force. It is located at the corner of King Alberta Avenue and Veteran's Way in Blue Mountain Park.
Volunteer opportunities begin in April for the 2017 season. Attend an orientation session to get started! We also have a youth volunteer program orientation session (ages 13-17).
Inspiration Garden School Tours
Explore the garden, learn about its plants, and let us show you how a garden grows! Register your school class and attend one of our informative and interactive workshops. Workshop topics include:
- Good bugs, Bad bugs;
- Parts of the Plant;
- Pollinator Power;
- Life in the Soil;
- Wormy Workshop;
- Plant Life Cycles
The City of Coquitlam oversees two community gardens (map) with plots available to rent on a yearly basis to Coquitlam residents (18 years +). The Coquitlam Community Gardens at the Inspiration Garden features 36 raised plots and the Scott Creek Community Gardens (located just above the Coquitlam Crunch Parking lot off of Lansdowne Drive) features 27 raised plots and 2 wheelchair accessible plots.
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.
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