Events at Whistling Gardens

OF 2020

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2019 "Blossom" Summer Garden Festival partner
Waterford Old Town Hall Introducing world-fusion powerhouse

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Garden Lovers Invitation

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2019 REVEAL!


Happy Mother’s Day, Happy Father's Day & Garden Days!
Watch for our 2022 dates!
Discover our floral magic!
Bring a friend, camera, picnic lunch and spend the day! Our special “Garden Days” Admission Specials applies to individual Botanical Gardens Admissions, Purchase 1 Garden Admission & Receive A 50% Discount On Your 2nd Admission.

Plan a visit and show you care about healthcare! We continue our annual tradition of gifting funds each year as 50% of our individual botanical garden admissions are donated in support of the gift of heath.

Whistling Gardens is proud to support over 20 local and regional charities each year since our inception.

Norfolk County's Botanical Garden Receives Early Christmas Gift:

2016 Best Botanical Garden

"Whistling Gardens Recent Accolades Establishing Roots - Growing Garden Agri-Tourism"

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Whistling Gardens Visitor Wins
National Canada's Garden Route Contest!

Garden visitor, Margaret-Anne from Kanata, ON wins the $2,000 Via Rail travel credit to visit the Canadian Feature Garden of her choice with a companion in 2017 - CONGRATULATIONS! Imagine the luck, over 11,000 ballots were submitted.
Compliments of the Canadian Garden Council

Did You Know Whistling Gardens was selected as one of Norfolk County’s Amazing Places?

You will know an Amazing Place the moment you see it! It may be a view so stunning it will literally take your breath away. Or it could be a scene that will simply cause you to take pause in order to soak it all in. It certainly can tell a story. Amazing Places are a must visit destination located throughout Norfolk County. They are rich in natural history, have breath-taking scenery and are home to extraordinary wildlife. Start planning your Norfolk adventure today by visiting

Voted Best Local Tourist Attraction
Best Wedding Facility!

Thank you Norfolk News Readers for selecting Whistling Gardens as the Best Local Tourist Attraction, Diamond Ranking and Best Wedding Facility, Platinum Ranking in their 1st Readers Choice Awards Edition.

Lights, Camera, Action "I Do"

Whistling Gardens was honoured to be featured on the WNetwork as a "perfect garden wedding" destination by one of our brides on Say Yes To The Dress Canada!

Did You Know Our Peony Collection Won Two Awards?

The Canadian Peony Society graced our collection with two 2nd place awards acknowledging these beauties; Love Affair and La Belle Helene! To learn more about our collection please visit our
Peony Collection page.

Today's Parent Magazine featured Whistling Gardens as one of their top 10 Canadian Botanical Gardens!

Selected as one of Our Top 10 Conifer Gardens of the World by Lime Cross Nursery located in Sussex County England!

American Peony Society now features Whistling Gardens on their International Garden Destination Map!


Whistling Gardens is a proud destination partner of the Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation.

Garden Lovers
"Paint Rainbows" For the Gift of Health

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Tourism Attractions, Wineries, Breweries and Local Businesses Unite for the 3rd Annual Garden Party
"To date, over $5,500 raised for the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation - the Gift of Health"

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Tourism Attractions, Wineries, Breweries and Local Businesses
Unite For 2nd Annual Garden Party

"To date, over $5,500 raised for the
Norfolk General Hospital Foundation - the Gift of Health"

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HAVE A SEAT - Norfolk Horticultural Societies Team Up To Donate New Benches!

"Gift inspires new Legacy Program"

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Whistling Gardens Named Sustainable Tourism Ambassador of the Year

NORFOLK COUNTY, January 29, 2014 – Whistling Gardens took home the first annual Sustainable Tourism Ambassador of the Year award at the Economic Development Symposium held on January 29th in Port Rowan. It is the first of an annual award presented by the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation.

The award honours leaders in sustainability whose businesses have made significant differences in the social, economic, natural and cultural environments of Norfolk County. The award is a symbol of achievement and celebrates the accomplishments of community and business leaders who have actively engaged the tourism community to promote and encourage best practices.

"Whistling Gardens actively cultivates an appreciation for our natural environment, through education workshops, seminars, and guided tours offered at their property," said Brian Craig, Director of the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation.

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Whistling Gardens is a proud member of
the Long Point World Biosphere Reserve

Norfolk County Horticultural Attraction "Whistling Gardens"
Wins National Award
"2013 Canadian New Garden Experience of The Year"

It has been less than one year since the gates opened for Canada’s newest horticultural attraction, Whistling Gardens. A privately owned botanical garden and retail garden centre, Whistling Gardens is nestled in the bountiful countryside of Norfolk County, "Ontario’s Garden". Our industry peers in the Canadian and international garden tourism communities have indeed noticed! In March, at the 2013 Canadian and International Garden Tourism Awards held in Toronto, the Canadian Garden Tourism Council in conjunction with the Garden Tourism Conference, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and American Public Gardens Association honoured Whistling Gardens with the prestigious "2013 Canadian New Garden Experience of The Year" Award! Recipients from around the globe traveled from as far as Japan, Portugal, Italy and Australia.

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Norfolk County Horicultural Attraction
2013 Garden Tourism Awards Media Release

WHISTLING GARDENS is a Proud Attraction Member of

Hikers and Bikers! Plan a visit as we're just one block from the Waterford Heritage Trail.


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Whistling Gardens is a proud member of the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS). The simple, yet revolutionary goal is to create a healthy, working landscape that sustains agriculture, wildlife and natural spaces for all Canadians. To learn more, visit

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