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Canada Day 2020 in the Garden

Celebrate Canada Day in the Garden! The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, but we will still celebrate Canada Day this year! With social distancing restrictions in place, we know that the traditional way of celebrating our country’s birthday must be different. This year, we propose celebrating [...]

IT’S GARDEN TIME! Garden Days 2020: June 13-21

  For immediate release IT’S GARDEN TIME! Garden Days 2020: June 13-21 Garden Days celebrates the joys of gardens and gardening and its many benefits to our physical and mental well-being. Whether your hands are in the dirt of your backyard garden, or you prefer to take a stroll through [...]

Network of Garden Days Champions Program

Invitation to be a Garden Days ChampionThe objective is for each Champion Organization to be an ambassador for Garden Days vis a vis its community.Each Champion Organization is asked to identify one person within the organization to be a liaison with Garden Days and to ensure Garden Days information is [...]

Garden Days 2020 – It’s Garden Time!

The Canadian Garden Council is pleased to announce that Garden Days 2020 will be held from June 13 to 21. National Garden Day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 20th . This year’s Garden Days will be very different from previous years. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we [...]

Jardin Daniel A. Séguin : 2020 Season cancelled due to the Coronavirus

May 5, 2020, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec – In this context of uncertainties, Quebec Government has decided that the health measures put in place to protect citizens from COVID-19 will have to be respected in the longer term. Consequently, it is with great sadness that the Fondation en horticulture de l’ITA de [...]

Winner of the 2019 Canadian Tourism Awards

Victoria, Canada, November 5, 2019 Today at the North American Garden Tourism Conference, in the spirit of the conference theme: “Taking Garden Tourism to the Next Level”, the recipients of the 2019 Garden Tourism Awards were announced. Garden Tourism can be a significant component of a destination’s tourism offering Over [...]

Garden Tourism Conference Agenda

November 3 to 5, 2019 – Victoria, BC Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:00 – 10:00 am Registration Pick up your Lee Valley Tools delegate bag. Hotel Grand Pacific Lobby 9:30 – 4:00 pm (bus departs Hotel Grand Pacific at 9:30 a.m.) Bus departs Hotel Grand Pacific at 9:30 a.m. for [...]

Larry Hodgson – Canada’s Garden Route Spokesperson

Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada" Bring the Kids! Summer’s here and Canada’s public gardens are at their best. You know you want to visit them yourself – who wouldn’t want to stroll through a beautiful garden filled with flowers – but maybe you feel you’re so tied [...]

Victoria Gardens Tour

April 5, 2019  This step-on, guided tour includes a quick visit to Abkhazi Gardens and then on to the magnificent Gardens at Hatley Estate–the site of Royal Roads University, a stop at the Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, and finishes with a historical guided tour and back-of-house [...]

2019 North American Garden Tourism Conference Dates Announced

January 7, 2019 SAVE THE DATES – YOU’LL BE SO GLAD YOU DID! We are pleased to let you know that the 6th biennial North American Garden Tourism Conference will take place November 3 to 5, 2019 in Victoria, BC. This is where the North American and global gardens, garden [...]

View Past Programs

Interested in learning more about previous Garden Tourism Conferences? Download the programs from 2015 and 2017 to view past schedules, speakers and more. View 2017 Program View 2015 Program

Winners of the 2017 Canadian Garden Tourism Awards

Toronto, ON . . . March 14, 2017 . . . Today at the North American Garden Tourism Conference, the Canadian Garden Council announced the recipients of the 2017 Canadian Garden Tourism Awards. Garden Tourism is a significant component of the tourism industry Dr. Richard Benfield author of Garden Tourism [...]

Winners of the 2015 Canadian Garden Tourism Awards

Toronto, Canada . . . Tuesday, March 17, 2015 . . . Today at the North American Garden Tourism Conference, the Canadian Garden Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Canadian Garden Tourism Awards which were presented by The Honourable Peter Kent, MP, Thornhill, Ontario. “As baby [...]

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