COVID-19 Update

Stratford’s public gardens welcome visitors.  There are no admission fees.   Please do not gather in large groups, respect safe distancing, and wear masks when appropriate. 


Enjoy your visit!

Many thanks for your interest,

Stratford And District Horticultural Society



Residents and visitors often think first of theatre, shopping and good food as major attractions, but throughout Stratford are beautiful gardens that provide another way to enjoy the city. Spend some time in our gardens to see how they are unexpected pleasures for both Stratford locals and visitors.


This website was designed in celebration of the Stratford and District Horticultural Society's 140th anniversary to make it easier to find and visit all public gardens in Stratford.  You will find historical information about some of the gardens and what you might look for when visiting, as well as information about other gardens in the city maintained by businesses and homeowners.

While visiting, be sure to take a moment to say hello to any city workers and volunteers you see maintaining our beautiful gardens and let them know you appreciate their work. They will appreciate your appreciation and you will have contributed to the beauty of Stratford gardens. Now, time to explore!



Stay in the loop and learn about upcoming projects and events, and how to join Garden Stratford (Stratford and District Horticultural Society).

The Stratford and District Horticultural Society 
Celebrating our 141st year in 2019

Funding: Destination Animation Partnership Fund, Stratford and District Horticultural Society

Historical Consultants: Lutzen Riedstra, Dean Robinson, Stratford-Perth Archives

Research, Writing: Doug Reberg

Web Design and Construction: Ryan Carruthers, Jamie Park

Photo Credits: Nancy Burnett, Doris Dodd, Fred Gonder, Mike Matthews. Anu Macintosh-Murray, George McDemott, Dennis Rawe, Doug Reberg, Amanda Ryan, Stratford-Perth Archives, Joan Daynard

Thanks also: Brenda Biggin, Sally Hangeveld (Stratford Public Library), Anita Jacobsen (Head Gardener, Stratford Festival), Quin Malott (Manager, Stratford Parks Forestry and Cemetery), Dan Martin (Manager, Stratford Parks and Forestry, Retired), Tom Robinson, (Shakespearean Gardens), Ann Swardfeger, (Publicity Director, Stratford Festival), Krysta Tomasevic and Colleagues (Perth Health Unit), and the Gardeners of Stratford


Gardens of Stratford is a commemorative project of Stratford and District Horticultural Society, celebrating its 140th year in 2018.

© 2017 Gardens of Stratford, Ontario