WE’VE WON AWARDS!
Garden Event of the Year
and, one of
150 Garden Experiences in Canada
awarded by the Canadian Garden Council at the 2017 International Garden Tourism Conference in March 2017.
Our Garden Show Committee was also awarded a
2016 City of Peterborough Civic Award for “Community Betterment”
This award is presented to groups or persons contributing at least 150 hours of volunteer commitment in 2016 that had considerable impact on their communities, and who
also made a distinct contribution toward making the City of Peterborough a better
place in which to live.
The Peterborough Garden Show is one of those magical places that local gardeners generously share with others. Organized and run by volunteers from The Peterborough Horticultural Society, it showcases 130 vendors, professional speakers and displays to tempt, educate and incite passion.
“CANADA 150 GARDEN EXPERIENCE” DESIGNATIONS AWARDS
In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the Canadian Garden Council, in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Assoc. announced the, jury-selected, 150 gardens and garden experiences highlighting them as 150 gardens and ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday year.
“Canada has a long-standing garden culture”, said Alexander Reford, President of the Canadian Garden Council at the awards ceremony. “From First Nations gardens that were here long before settlers arrived, to the enormous variety of gardens that every culture has brought to this country since Confederation, gardens – from the modest kitchen and community gardens to celebrated botanical and public gardens – have played a role in defining and developing our Canadian aesthetic and quality of life”.
The ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ program is supported by Enterprise Canada and ZRB & Associates. There are gardens and garden events in every province.
Look for them at www.canadasgardenroute.ca
AND THEN, THIS ONE...
THE 2017 CANADIAN GARDEN TOURISM AWARDS
Garden Tourism is a significant component of the tourism industry. Dr. Richard Enfield, author of Garden Tourism – 2013 tells us according to his research, “Over the next 10 years, Canada will see unprecedented growth in garden visitation”.
On that note, Garden Tourism Awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have distinguished themselves in the development and promotion of garden experiences as tourism attractions and motivators.