Inspiration Garden

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

We are getting ready for a busy season of school tours so register your class now. Also, check out our latest volunteer opportunities as well as our Kids in the Garden series.

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.  Starting March 7, the garden will be staffed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Check for the garden host on duty sign.

Spring snowdropsWhat's Happening

Come and see our beautiful collection of spring bulbs, like our sea of crocuses, now in bloom.

Ask the Gardener

On Thursday evenings starting March 12, our knowledgeable garden host is available to answer all your gardening questions.

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. *hours will change throughout the season, check here for updated times

Preparing Your Organic Vegetable Garden

Grow your own organic vegetables. You'll learn everything you need to know to have a successful garden this year.
16+ years | Register Now 

Date: Saturday, March 14
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Perennial Selection & Division

Choose the right perennials for your garden to have a continuous bloom from spring to fall. Also, learn how to divide your perennials. 16+ years | Register Now

Date: Saturday, March 21
Tiime: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Fresh Fruit in Your Backyard

Be your own fruit stand! Learn how easy it is to grow all types of fruit in your yard, the best varieties to grow as well as how to prune for fruit and general care. 16+ years | Register Now

Date: Saturday, March 28
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Registered Programs & Drop-Ins

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

Spring Program Guide – Preview

Registration begins Wednesday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m.Preview our Spring Program Guide (download) before registration begins Wednesday, March 4 at 8:30 a.m. We have programs, activities and events for the whole family. Enjoy the outdoors, get active and have some fun!

Kids in the Garden: Garden Fun

Learn about the garden, bugs, plants and flowers through fun, hands-on educational activities.
5 – 10 years | Register Now

Date: Wednesday, March 11
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

School Tours

Explore the garden, learn all about its plants and let us show you how a garden grows! Register your school class and attend one of these informative and interactive workshops:

Days: Wednesdays & Thursday, March 18 – June 25 | Maximum 2 classes/per session
Fee: $20.00 per class
Topics:

  • Good Bugs, Bad Bugs
  • Parts of the Plant
  • Pollination Power
  • Life in the Soil
  • Wormy Workshop
  • Plant Life Cycles

Volunteer Opportunities

Join our team and become an Inspiration Garden Volunteer. It's an opportunity to give back to the community and learn gardening skills in a friendly atmosphere. Our orientation sessions take place on the first Saturday of every month.

Register now for an orientation session!

Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Youth Volunteer Program

Youth aged 12 to 17 are encouraged to join our program to learn new skills, meet new friends and gain valuable volunteer experience. Starting March, volunteering will take place on Tuesdays from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

Register now for an orientation session!

Date: Tuesday, March 10
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Community Gardens

The community garden at the Inspiration garden features 36 raised plots that are 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