2011 Garden Tourism Award Winners

2011 Garden Tourism Award Winners

The Garden Tourism Awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have distinguished themselves in the development and promotion of the garden experience as a tourism attraction.

CANADIAN GARDEN TOURISM AWARDS

1. Garden Tourism Garden of the Year:
Butchart Gardens, BC
sponsored by Canadian Nursery & Landscape Association

2. Garden Tourism Person of the Year:
Alexander Reford, QC
sponsored by Baxter Travel Media

3. Garden Tourism Festival of the Year:
Canada Blooms, ON
sponsored by Canadian Tourism Commission

4. Garden Tourism Event of the Year:
The Magic of Lanterns, Montreal Botanical Garden -- QC
sponsored by Canadian Tourism Commission

5. Garden Tourism Initiative of the Year:
War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail, USA/Canada
sponsored by Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

6. Garden Tourism Achievement Award:
Parks Canada, on the occasion of their 100th Anniversary
sponsored by Canadian Nursery & Landscape Association

INTERNATIONAL GARDEN TOURISM AWARDS

1. Garden Tourism Event of the Year:
Taipei International Flora Exposition, Taipei, Taiwan

2. Garden Tourism Achievement Award:
RHS Garden Wisley, London, UK

3. Garden Tourism Person of the Year:
Pascal Garbe, Garden Policy Manager, Moselle Region, France and Director, European Garden Tourism Conference

 TOP FIVE NORTH AMERICAN GARDENS WORTH TRAVELLING FOR:

  1. Desert Botanical Garden. Phoenix, Arizona
  2. Kingsbrae Garden. St Andrews, New Brunswick
  3. Longwood Gardens. Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  4. New York Botanical Garden. New York, New York
  5. Royal Botanical Gardens. Hamilton, Ontario

Patrons of The Garden Tourism Awards are: Canada’s Garden Tourism Conference, Canadian Nursery & Landscape Association, Canadian Garden Tourism Council, Baxter Travel Media and The Horticultural Centre of the Pacific.

The Garden Tourism Awards are supported by: Ontario and BC Garden Tourism Coalitions, Associations des Grands Jardins du Québec, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association and Communities in Bloom.

The 2011 Garden Tourism Awards were presented at the 2011 Garden Tourism Conference.  The next Garden Tourism Conference is scheduled for March 2013. For more information, please visit: www.gardentourismconference.com

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