The City of Fort St John gardens have been recognized throughout the area and country. In 2010, The Formal Gardens and Fish Creek Community Forest both received Recognition Awards from the Communities in Bloom Judges.
Green spaces, gardens and safe cared-for-communities are places people want to live in and stay in. Fort St. John's gardens facilitate residents’ participation in a broad range of recreational pursuits and their enjoyment of a healthy lifestyle.
Ensure that it is the right plant for this zone. Fort St. John is a zone 2b – 3. If you purchase anything over a zone 3 then you are taking chances. The winters here are unpredictable from year to year, so plant any fruit on a south face with good wind protection.
Foodscaping is the practice of integrating edible plants into landscapes, and many municipal facilities gardens have been planted with edible fruit trees, shrubs and plants. Once the time is right, these foodscapes are available for the community to harvest and enjoy!
Located on the corner of 98 Street and 107 Avenue, Heritage Park is planted with rhubarb, chives, strawberries, gooseberries, haskap, and a variety of vegetable annuals.
Gardens around City Hall are planted with a variety of annual vegetables.
Pomeroy Sport Centre
All the vegetation outside the Pomeroy Sport Centre facility is planted with native species to the north and most of them are edible, including rhubarb, strawberries, and a wide variety of apple trees.
Looking for a serene place to take your lunch break or take summer family photos? Check out the formal gardens located in Centennial Park beside the North Peace Leisure Pool.
The Fort St. John Community Gardens, located at 9504 - 100 Avenue (behind the Church of the Resurrection), were created in 2010 in partnership with numerous community organizations, and are now run by NEAT - Northern Environmental Action Team. Today, the gardens explode with greenery, vegetables from the experienced green thumb to organizations and youngsters planting seeds.