Horticulture and gardens

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is committed to being a "Garden-Friendly City" that supports the development of garden culture.

Four-star ranking

In December 2021, the Corporation des Fleurons du Québec awarded the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion four stars ("fleurons"). Among the positive points in the evaluation report: the quality of the mosaics, the impeccable condition of the public roads and bike paths, the landscapes featuring the city's many waterfronts, the community initiatives, and several perfect scores for some of the parks and municipal buildings.

A number of distinctive features of the territory were identified in the evaluation, such as the design of the 405 Park, the use of ash wood in public spaces (e.g., the structures around the toilet blocks and the play area at the Félix-Leclerc Park), the Maison Félix-Leclerc site, the self-serve edible facilities and the reading boxes.

Our four-star score is valid for three years. 

Edible landscapes

Two Jardins des découvertes (discovery gardens) were created in 2015: one at the library and the other on Îlot Mireault. These gardens contain herbs and vegetables grouped by theme. Another edible landscape can be found at the Parc de la Maison-Valois. Everyone is welcome to come and discover new products and harvest them when the time comes.

Watch horticulture videoclips (in French) filmed in these gardens.

 

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Horticultural Fair

The Horticultural Fair is one of the 73 actions that make up the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion's Strategic Plan 2020-2025. This event, expected to be held every year, aims to promote gardening activities. The Horticultural Fair is part of the Environmental Policy.

The Horticultural Fair is held each year in May. Citizens receive a distribution of compost, wood chips, eco-friendly grass seed, shrubs, small trees and more. 

Community gardens

Four community gardens are available during the summer season. Those interested in obtaining a space must register with the Environment Section between March 1st and April 1st of each year. The gardening spaces are distributed randomly, giving preference to people who live nearby and do not have space at home to garden.

  • Jardin des Abbesses (Pie-XII green space)
  • Jardin des Loisirs (Sainte-Trinité park)
  • Bourget Garden (Îlot Bourget)
  • Jardin des Muguets (des Muguets green space)

One of the goals of this project is to provide residents in these areas, who do not have space to garden, with access to healthy food, to teach them the basics of gardening and to give them the opportunity to interact with each other.

Directives may be added due to the pandemic. Each citizen with a designated garden space will be required to follow these directives.

For more information: 450 455-3371, option 1 or environnement@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca.

 

Jardinothèque

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion will unveil its brand new Jardinothèque on Thursday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. This new service, located in the municipal library, features a variety of organic, local, ancestral and indigenous seeds (herbs, flowers and vegetables) that will be offered free of charge to members.