28 January 2015



The 2015 Garden Tourism Conference will take place on March 16, 17 & 18 during Canada Blooms, Canada’s largest annual flower and garden festival.

Conference location: the Eaton Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto.

The theme – Gardens & Tourism: Making a Difference – will be echoed throughout the Conference as each session will underscore the opportunities of working together in the garden tourism marketplace.

Conference opening keynote speaker, Richard Benfield, author of Garden Tourism and President of the International Garden Tourism Network will provide insights about how Gardens are making a difference in the world of Tourism. From start to finish this Conference jam-packed with “Making a Difference” presentations from Canadian, American and International speakers will send you home informed, energized, networked and raring to implement new strategies just in time for the 2015 Garden season.

Included in the price of registration is the ‘Garden Tourism Awards Luncheon’ at which winners of the 2015 Canadian, International and Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling For will be announced.

Day three of the Conference – Wednesday, March 18 – includes three, optional, not to be missed events. A morning ‘Garden Tourism Readiness Workshop’, an afternoon ‘Garden Days Workshop’ and your choice of either a morning or afternoon ‘Backstage at Canada Blooms’ tour.

Register today to take advantage of Early Bird pricing, and visit this site regularly to view the program as it fills in with experts from every aspect of the Garden and Tourism worlds.