Coquitlam in Bloom

What is Coquitlam in Bloom?

The Coquitlam in Bloom program fosters community pride for green space enhancements through stewardship events and initiatives such as Park Spark, Adopt-a-Park, and Bad Seed community weed pulls.

Year of the Garden

Developed by the Canadian Garden Council,  Coquitlam is promoting the Year of the Garden – the 2022 theme for the national Communities in Bloom civic pride and enhancement program – with activities that encourage red-coloured plantings and inspire residents to garden, plant trees, support pollinators and engage in their community. 

Plant Red for Year of the Garden

This year’s Plant Red campaign, in conjunction with Gardens Canada, encourages residents, organizations, businesses and communities to add red to their gardens, planters and boulevards to honour frontline workers, remember those lost during the pandemic, or celebrate their country.

Coquitlam is planting red in City gardens this year and inviting gardeners to visit the Plant Red webpage (under the Get Involved tab) for ways to participate and earn recognition for the community, such as:

  • Sharing photos and stories on social media about their Plant Red Garden and tagging them with #CoquitlaminBloom, #PlantRed and #YearoftheGarden;
  • Submitting a photo of their Plant Red Garden and identifying their community on the Plant Red webpage to receive a certificate of participation; and
  • Downloading and printing a Plant Red Garden sign from the Plant Red webpage (under the Get involved tab) and posting in your garden.

Coquitlam Tree Spree 

Coquitlam Tree Spree is a tree-planting initiative and public-education program with the overall purpose of recognizing and promoting the value of the City’s tree canopy. Whether on public or private land, Coquitlam’s trees offer many benefits for our health, well-being and the environment. To learn more about Coquitlam’s Tree Spree program and activities, including dates, times and locations of Tree Canopy Walks, Nature Walks and more, click here.

Trees for Small Spaces

Small space? No problem!  Visit the City Centre Pop-up Park at the corner of Atlantic Ave. and Baldwin St. next to Coquitlam Centre to view samples of trees that thrive in planters and small spaces. For more info about container-friendly trees, click here

Get Involved

The Coquitlam in Bloom program is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of residents, volunteers and businesses while providing a focus for activities that bring people together and promote community spirit. 

Ways to get involved include:

  • Help beautify the places where you live, work or spend time - consider planting a garden, tidying up the property and improving street appeal. 
  • Help keep Coquitlam tidy and litter-free.
  • Join a Bad Seed weed pull and learn how to stop the introduction and spread of plants that can be harmful to people, animals and ecosystems.
  • Protect our pollinators! Consider making your own pollinator garden this spring.

Resources

Want to learn more about the many programs and initiatives that make Coquitlam in Bloom an award-winning program? Check out our 2022 Profile Book and watch our video.

Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering community pride, environmental responsibility and beautification. It uses friendly competition between communities to bring together local businesses, service clubs, residents and civic government to focus on enhancing their community. Visit the Communities in Bloom website.

Learn more about Coquitlam’s involvement in Communities in Bloom by watching the video below made by Metro Vancouver.