The marigold project

Every June Greater Saint John’s streets come alive with orange and gold blossoms

Plant Day 2020 will be announced in the early spring

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are very excited about the opportunity to give back and want YOU to be a part of it. We are asking for your financial support to assist with this project.

As the marigolds bloom at the various schools, your contribution will be evident in the smiles on the children’s faces on Plant Day and throughout the summer.

In appreciation of your commitment to this project you will be recognized as an event partner/sponsor by featuring your company’s logo on our website and promoted in all of Marigold’s media releases.

Participating Schools


Princess Elizabeth

Millidgeville North

A BIG Thank You to our Sponsors

City of Saint John

Bank of Nova Scotia

Halifax Seed

Kim Squared (web site)

Centennial School

Milledgeville North School

Tim Hortons

Bayview Credit Union

Acadia Broadcasting

McDonald’s Restaurants


McGale & Associates

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Princess Elizabeth School

Devine Mercy Catholic School

Irving Oil Ltd

Downey Ford

Whyndham Worldwide

Atlantic Superstore

The Marigold Awards

2017 Marigold Awards

Ralph Thomas

Doug Simpson and the Late Andy Simpson

Missy Bewick

Harold Wright

Thank you to our donors (past and present)

Hampton Chamber of Commerce

Hardman Group

Atlantic Veterinary Hospital

Lite It Up

Park Fuels Ltd

Lord Beaverbook Rink

Fender Mender

Brennan’s Funeral Home

Thera-Ped Ltd

East Side Dental

George Freeze

Saint John Police Force

Thandi Restaurant

Keirstead’s Flower Shop

Harbour Station

Killam Properties

Province of NB

State Farm – Sarah Mallory Wright

Dale and Wendy Knox

In June 2019, The Marigold Project will celebrate its 22nd anniversary!

Plant Day 2018 saw over 7,000 students from 50 schools gather to plant over 140,000 marigolds in 55 locations between Sussex and St. Stephen.

Guinness World RecordGuinness Book of World Records


The Marigolds Project celebrated its 16th year of tremendous success by setting the World Record for the number of children planting flowers at the same time!

The Marigolds Project began in 1997 as Marigolds on Main Street. Originally students from four local schools gathered each June to plant marigolds along Main Street in Saint John. Marigolds on Main Street has grown into The Marigolds Project and continues to evolve each year. The Marigold Project has served as a model for similar planting programs nationally and around the world.

In 2013 The Marigolds Project was recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most youth planting flowers at one time.

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