Inspiration Garden

Located just north of Guildford Way on Pipeline RoadThe Inspiration Garden is dedicated to growing, supporting and connecting gardeners in the community. Drop by and bee inspired!

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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.

PGCovProgram Guide – Online! 

Register now ​for the programs and activities in our Fall Program Guide | download.  

Gardening Tips

SunflowerHarvesting Sunflower Seeds

How do you know sunflowers are ready to harvest for seeds?

You ​need to wait until the petals begin to drop and the back of the flower head turns yellow. Cut the flower heads leaving about 4 inches of stem. Then tie a paper bag around the flower head and let it hang in a well-ventilated area for a few weeks to dry. The bag will catch any loose seeds. 

If you have question or require further information, please feel free to email our garden staff.

Kids in the Garden

 Ghoulish Halloween Planter

Decorate and plant your own Halloween planter to make a ghoulish display. All supplies included. 
5 – 9 years | Register Now! 

Dates: Thursday, Oct. 26
Times: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 
Program Price: $15.00

Pumpkin Printers

Learn about pumpkins at the garden and make your own piece of art using paint and pumpkin pieces! Adult participation is recommended. 3 – 5 years | Register Now!

Date: Friday, Oct. 27
Time: 1 – 2 p.m.
Program Price: $5.00

Pumpkin Carving

Carve your own pumpkin and participate in fun activities at the garden. Registration is per family and includes one pumpkin. Carving tools supplied. 3+ years | Register Now!

Dates: Saturday, Oct. 28
Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Program Price: $10.00

Garden Basics

Spring Bulb Container

Create your own beautiful and impressive bulb container that will bloom next spring! 16+ years | Register Now!

Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Program Price: $35.00

School Tours

Our school tour workshops are now full due to popular demand. Please check back in the spring for more workshop opportunities.  

 

Community Gardens

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.

For more information:
Email: garden@coquitlam.ca