Winners of the 2017 Canadian Garden Tourism Awards
On March 14, 2017, at the North American Garden Tourism Conference, the Canadian Garden Council announced the recipients of the 2017 Canadian Garden Tourism Awards.
“Our research shows that visiting the country’s spectacular gardens is something that large numbers of inbound tourists to Canada are very interested in adding to their itineraries,” said David Robinson, Vice President, Strategy and Stakeholder Relations of Destination Canada. “This is something the Canadian Garden Council, as the North American leader on the subject of garden tourism, can build on.”
In collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, sponsor of the 2017 Awards Program, the Canadian Garden Council was honoured to announce Pegasus Publications as the winner of the 2017 Garden Media of the Year Award.
As a relatively small company in the publishing world, we at Pegasus Publications were thrilled to be nominated and even more excited to learn that our efforts were recognized by the gardening community as a whole. We are passionate about our publications and we love what we do. We strive to promote garden tourism in each of our Gardener publications (Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario) by featuring local gardens and new garden developments across the country. If you have not read our Celebrating 150 Years of Garden History issues for the three provinces, please do. They discuss the importance that gardening has had on our nation and highlight wonderful gardens that are an inspiration to all. You can order individual issues for Alberta, Mani- toba, and Ontario or order them as a three pack. Each issue is filled with 80 pages of local garden history and the impact the people, plants, and gardens have had on Canada and the world.
The Canadian Garden Council also manages Garden Days gardendays.ca, Canada’s Garden Route canadasgardenroute.ca, Garden Tourism Awards and Garden Tourism Conference gardentourismconference.com, The Garden Promenade gardenpromenade.ca and more.
Alexander Reford (left), Director Jardins de Métis and Chair, Canadian Garden Council; Garry Enns accepting the award (centre); Bill Hardy (right), Chair, Public Relations Committee, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.