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

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

Plant of the Week – Phlox paniculata

Phlox paniculataSummer phlox is a wonderful summer blooming perennial that comes in a variety of colours. The flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, and look good as part of a border. Many disease resistant varieties are commonly available on the market.

Come Meet Our Garden Host!

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

Registered Programs & Drop-Ins

Register now in our Kids in the Garden Summer Camps! They're great way to get kids excited about gardening.

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

Summer Program Guide 2014Summer Program Guide

Get outside and into summer! Register now for programs in our Summer Program Guide (download).

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

Turn over a new leaf and preview our Fall Program Guide (download). Registration begins Wednesday, August 6 at 8:30 a.m.

What's Happening

Know and Grow

Our Garden Host will be providing information on specific topics Thursday evenings 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Choose a topic and come join us!

  • July 24 – Planting for Fall Harvest
  • July 31 – Waterwise Gardening
  • August 7 – Attracting Bees & Butterflies
  • August 14 – Native Plants & Their Purpose
  • August 21 – The Beauty of Succulents
  • August 28 – Harvesting Vegetables
  • September 4 – Preparing Your Vegetable Garden for Winter

Summer Camps

Stay & Play Summer Camp Guide

Have fun this summer with our Stay & Play Summer Camp Guide (download)! We'll help you make your summer memories amazing. Register Now 

Camps! Be the first to know…

Plan ahead! Sign up for email notifications about upcoming camps, pro-d day activities and registration dates.

Youth Leadership

Learn to give back to the community and how to volunteer with others. Build your leadership skills with hands-on learning opportunities. 11 – 14 years | Register Now

Date: Monday to Friday, July 28 – August 1
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kids in the Garden, 6 – 10 Years

Budding Gardeners

Get your kids excited about gardening, nature and the environment.  There will be fun-filled, hands-on garden and nature activities. Register Now

Date: Monday, August 11 – Friday, August 15
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Green Kids

Kids will learn about composting and earth friendly gardening through fun, interactive activities. Register Now

Date: Monday, August 11 – Friday, August 15
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Blooming Gardeners

Building on the Budding Gardeners, this camp is for the camper who has already gotten their hands a little dirty and will continue their learning of the garden. Register Now

Date: Monday, August 18 – Friday, August 22
Time: 9:00 a.m. –  12:00 p.m.

Garden U Series

Buggin' Out

For the not so shy! Campers will learn about the creepy crawlers that are beneficial in the garden. A great camp that complements school curriculum. 6 – 11 years | Register Now

Date: Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 8
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Young Urban Farmers

Learn about basic food gardening and start your own mini gardens to take home. 6 – 11 years | Register Now

Date: Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 8
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Young Botanist

Great for the inquisitive kid to learn about the study of plants. Give your kids a head start! 6 – 10 years | Register Now

Date: Monday, August 25 – Friday, August 29
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 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