August 21, 2016

2017 Garden Tourism Conference

The fifth biennial North American Garden Tourism Conference
was a resounding success!

More than 120 delegates converged in Toronto from March 12 to 15, 2017 to hear outstanding speakers, from both the garden and tourism sectors, address the theme of ‘Garden Experiences + Partnerships = Tourism Success’, witness the presentation of the 2017 Garden Tourism Awards (click on the ‘Media’ tab for more information), attend inspiring Workshops and Association meetings, visit Canada Blooms the Flower & Garden Festival, and of course take advantage of peerless networking opportunities.

One of the Conference’s many highlights was the presentation of certificates to almost 70 of the 150 ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designees.

An initiative of the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, the ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ program highlights 150 jury-selected gardens and garden experiences across the country as “150 garden ways to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday year”.

A heartfelt thank you to all delegates, presenters, volunteers, partners and sponsors –– as each one of you truly made a difference.

The next Conference will take place in 2019 and we’re already bursting with ideas about how to make it an even more outstanding event. If you have any thoughts you’d like to share with us, don’t hesitate to get in touch.