February 15, 2015
Excitement is mounting as delegates plan to come together for the North American Garden Tourism Conference at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto from March 16 to 18.

The conference will be co-hosted by well-known garden and tourism personalities Alexander Reford, Director, Reford Gardens and Chair, Canadian Garden Council; Beth Potter, President and CEO Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO); and Casey Sclar, Executive Director, American Public Gardens Association (APGA).

At the same time Canada Blooms will be taking place at the Direct Energy Centre.

This year’s theme is Gardens and Tourism: Making a Difference, with issues such as botanical, public, historic, university and community gardens; tourism organizations; garden trails, destination garden centres and garden focused communities; city, regional, provincial and national parks and cemetery departments; garden-related events and festivals; travel agents and tour operators and related horticultural and travel industry members.

There is a special registration pricing for conference delegates who are members and affiliates of the American Public Gardens Association, Canadian Garden Council and Communities in Bloom.

 The line-up of more than 30 presenters will share valuable insights of how gardens and tourism work together to make a difference on their respective markets.

“We continue to add to the Conference program and invite you to visit gardentourismconference.com regularly to view the program as it fills in with experts from every aspect of the Garden and Tourism worlds,” says conference manager Carol Cowan.
Mark your calendars for this important event, to make your travel arrangements promptly and to register online at http://gfl.me/h2qg.

For more information, contact Carol Cowan at zebra@passport.ca.