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What can you do to help create a cleaner and greener planet? Plants are your answer!

We all seek solace and care in our fast-paced, digitally-driven lives amidst economic uncertainties and social challenges. Plants offer more than just an aesthetic boost to our living and working spaces; they're directly linked to our well-being, significantly reducing stress and anxiety and enhancing our health.

Beyond the immediate joy of shade, a tree provides on a sunny day, plants play a crucial role in economic savings through energy conservation, contributing to lower utility bills and enhanced property values. Urban green spaces are vital for counteracting heat islands, making our cities cooler and more bearable in summer.

You might not have realized it, but the presence of plants likely influenced your choice of community and helped increase the value of your home at sale time. The draw of landscaped areas extends to the stores we prefer and the places we choose for family outings.

Plants are indispensable allies in creating sustainable urban ecosystems. They invite essential pollinators, mitigate heat, and act as natural water management systems, preventing flash flooding by absorbing excess rainfall.

Garden Centres Canada is on a mission with "Plants Love You" to embed plants as key pillars of a thriving, sustainable future. By highlighting their invaluable contributions, we aim to foster a deeper appreciation and proactive engagement in greening our spaces.

We invite you to join this green revolution. Share your stories and support for urban greening with #PlantsLoveYou, and let's cultivate healthier, more vibrant communities together! 

If you are a plant novice, don't worry; they love you, and with the help of horticulture professionals at your local independent garden centre, you are in good hands! Find yours on our handy map.



  • Join the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association grower, retailer, and landscape professionals to grow, nurture, and protect our urban nature for the health and well-being of all. Find a member at
  • Involve your municipality in Communities in Bloom (CiB) to discover how you and your community can grow great places together at
  • The Green Cities Foundation (GCF) connects plants and people for a greener, healthier urban climate. Together, we can #GreenMyCity, one green space at a time! Learn more at
  • Coming Soon! Discover how much your trees, lawn and landscape clean the air on your property at