Transportation & Environment Services


Marigolds Project

The Marigold Project celebrated its 22nd year on Thursday, June 13, 2019 with over 7,000 students from 50 local schools gathered to plant over 140,000 marigolds in 55 locations.

Since its inception in 1997, Saint John has been a proud supporter and major beneficiary of the community project that now sees close to 40,000 marigolds planted by over 900 students along the City’s Main Street North. This spring is no exception – fresh soil beds have been meticulously prepared by City crews in the Growth and Community Development Services for the occasion.   

Opening Ceremonies for this year’s Saint John event will begin at 9:30 am in front of McDonalds Restaurant, at the corner of Main Street and Lansdowne Avenue. The morning will include the planting of marigolds along Main Street, a presentation of the Marigold Awards celebrating community volunteerism, Centennial School and Princess Elizabeth School Choirs singing O Canada and the Marigold Song and greetings on behalf of the Province of New Brunswick and the City of Saint John.

Special recognition is extended to the members of the Marigolds Committee who continue to make it a priority to engage youth from Sussex to St. Stephen to beautify neighbourhoods, increase community pride, and place education around our environment at the forefront.

For more information about the project, visit