MARCH 13, 14, 15, 2017
Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

The Conference theme – Garden Experiences + Partnership = Tourism Success – will be echoed throughout the two day event as each session will twin a garden speaker with a tourism speaker in order to underscore the opportunities of working together in the garden tourism marketplace.

Join us for two jam-packed days that will be sure to get your creative juices flowering with all kinds of ideas about how to increase visitors to your garden experience, and for the tourism sector, how and why to include gardens in your product offering and your region’s tourism outreach.


I wanted to write and thank you again so much for including Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in the 2013 Garden Tourism Conference and for inspiring us to pursue opportunities for garden tourism. It has transformed our garden and our community.

We’ve now launched a Richmond Garden Trail and are receiving great support from our tourism partners and media. There’s even a mention of it in the July 2014 issue of Better Homes & Gardens.

Again, we cannot thank you enough for inspiring us and for generously sharing your wisdom and expertise.

Beth Monroe
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228

Download a registration form or Register online


Pricing structure for the two-day conference:
Members Early Bird until Feb. 28, 2017: $375 plus tax
Non members Early Bird until Feb. 28, 2017: $445 plus tax
All delegates: As of March 1, 2017: $495 plus tax

Also available:
  • One-day Conference Registration
  • Garden Tourism Readiness Workshop: Wednesday, March 15 (9 am to noon)
  • Create a Garden Map for your City Workshop: Wednesday, March 15 (9 am to noon)
  • Garden Days Workshop: Wednesday, March 15 (2 pm to 4 pm)
  • Canada Blooms VIP Tour and Day Pass: Wednesday, March 15 (morning or afternoon)

We’ve negotiated a terrific room rate at the Chelsea hotel, as well as discounts for travel with Air Canada and VIA Rail. To view this information and make your reservations visit the Conference website at:, and click on the ‘Accommodations & Travel’ button on the top navigation bar.

For more details or to check out the program and speakers, visit