Annual Plant Distribution Event in Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension

Annual Plant Distribution Event in Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension

Mark your calendars for May 18th when the borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension (VSP) will host its annual distribution of flowers and vegetable plants. This popular event, which offers free plants to the residents, will require prior online registration due to limited spots. The distribution for eligible groups will take place a day earlier, on May 17th, also necessitating registration.

Registration Process

The event is organized in collaboration with the local environmental organization, Ville en Vert, which will manage all registrations. Residents can sign up using an online form available on the designated page starting from April 24th at noon. It’s important to register early as spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For eligible groups within VSP, which include nonprofits, daycare centers, community and green alley committees, senior residences, citizen groups, housing cooperatives, public housing projects, religious communities, and condominium syndicates, registration opens from April 2nd and runs until April 30th. These groups can sign up through a link sent by Ville en Vert, and new groups should reach out directly to Ville en Vert to express their interest.

Plants Available

Participants will be able to choose from a variety of plants including ‘Classic’ eggplants, ‘Big Beef’ tomatoes, purple basil, French thyme, Italian oregano, and an assortment of flowers like petunias, pentas, and digitalis. Attendees are reminded to bring a carry bag to transport their plants.

Compost and Wood Chips Distribution

In addition to plants, compost and wood chips will be available for residents on the distribution days. These are provided by the City of Montreal’s Environmental Services. Participants should bring their own medium-sized container (approximately 30 liters) and a shovel. The compost should be mixed with soil in a 1:3 ratio to prevent excessive acidity, which can harm plant growth.

Important Information

Proof of residency will be required to collect the plants, such as a utility bill, the Accès Montréal card, or a driver’s license. The event will adhere to a strict schedule, and participants must follow all onsite instructions to ensure a smooth process for everyone involved.

For additional information or queries, contact Ville en Vert at This event is a fantastic opportunity for residents and groups in VSP to beautify their spaces while engaging with the community and learning more about sustainable gardening practices. All participants are encouraged to cooperate and make the most of this community-enhancing initiative.