Inspiration Garden

The Inspiration Garden is dedicated to growing, developing and supporting gardeners in the community. Drop by and bee inspired!

Location & Hours of Operation

We're located in Town Centre Park, corner of Guildford Way and Pipeline Road (map). Open to the public, dawn to dusk. The garden is staffed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Check for the garden host on duty sign.

Wind FlowersPlant of the Week

Japanese Windflower (Anemone x hybrid)

This herbaceous perennial (dies back in the fall) offers flowers from August to October.




Celebrate Harvest Week in Coquitam's gardens October 19 – 24!Harvest Week, October 19 – 24

Celebrate the harvest season at one of Coquitlam’s Harvest Festivals! The day will be filled with free gardening seminars, apple tastings, family activities, and chances to ask a gardener your gardening questions.

No registration required, just drop by!

Scott Creek Community Garden Harvest Festival

Date: Thursday October 22
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: map | above the Coquitlam Crunch parking lot, off Lansdowne Drive

  • Fall and Winter Gardening, 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Canning Presentation, 4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Ask the Gardener, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Inspiration Garden Harvest Festival

Date: Saturday October 24
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Fall and Winter Gardening, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Canning Presentation, 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Ask the Gardener, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.​

Harvest Workshops & Activities

Pumpkin Printers

Learn about pumpkins and make your own piece of art using paint and pumpkin pieces.  
3 – 6 years | Register Now!

Date: Tuesdays, October 20
Time: 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Pumpkin Planters | 8 – 12 Years

Carve your own mini pumpkin and add a flower to make a colourful, festive planter. Register Now!

Date: Thursdays, October 22
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.            

Pumpkin Planters | 16+ Years

Make a pumpkin planter to take home and put on display for Halloween. You will carve a pumpkin and add flowers for a beautiful and colourful display to perk up any space. Register Now!

Date: Saturday, October 24
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Free Family Gardening Drop-In

Drop-in anytime and participate in exciting, nature based crafts and activities. Learn about composting, life in the soil, plants and get a chance to meet our resident worms!

Preschool, 3 – 6 Years
Date: Thursdays, ​until October 29
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

School Age, 5 – 12 Years
Date: Tuesdays, ​until October 27
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Free Fall & Winter Gardening Drop-In

Learn the basics of how to get your vegetable garden ready for winter. Find out which crops can be grown throughout the fall and winter and which plants will keep your garden looking good year round. 16+ years

Date: Thursday, October 22
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  
Location: Scott Creek Community Garden | Located above the Coquitlam Crunch parking lot, off Lansdowne Drive.

Date: Saturday, October 24
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
Location: Inspiration Garden

Registered Programs & Drop-Ins

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

2015 Fall Program Guide – Register Now!Get ready for fall and check out the programs, activities and events in the Fall Program Guide (download). Register Now!

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!  Our Adult Volunteer Program and Youth Volunteer Program are now full. Please check back in Spring 2016 for more opportunities to volunteer in the garden.

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, please contact us: