September 2, 2019
Landscape Ontario’s annual Garden Centre Symposium, previously held in conjunction with the association’s annual Congress trade show and conference, is venturing out on its own. Previously held in January, the new Garden Centre Fall Dinner is scheduled for Oct. 24 at Piper’s Heath Golf Club, 5501 Trafalgar Road, Milton, Ont. The new venue is located just south of Derry Road and will also provide future space for the event to grow.
Organized and hosted by LO’s Garden Centre Sector Group, the evening event will also include presentations to winners in this year’s LO Garden Centre Awards of Excellence program.

After the awards ceremony, the event will dive deep into conversations centred on today’s hottest industry topics, as submitted by you. Share your thoughts on a range of retail-relevant issues with your peers in a live discussion format. A moderator will keep things moving along and ensure everyone is heard. The LO Growers Group runs a similar format at its annual Fall Dinner Meeting and participants find this type of open information sharing very useful in helping to identify future trends and issues, and to help solve common problems within the sector. The event is your opportunity to talk to your peers about how to make your business and sector even stronger and to take time to discuss the trial, tribulations, challenges and successes of another season.

Discussion topics can be submitted at the event of in advance to Amy Buchanan at

Tickets for the event are $45 each and include dinner. The registration deadline is Oct. 15, 2019. Visit for online registration and details.