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Plan to visit a few Award winning gardens this summer.

Are you wondering which of our country’s fabulous gardens to visit this summer? How about visiting some of the 2015 Canadian Garden Tourism Award winners?

Managed by the Canadian Garden Council and voted on by an independent jury, 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. Now presented annually, the inaugural Garden Tourism Awards were bestowed at the 2011 North American Garden Tourism Conference held in Toronto, Canada.

The 2015 Canadian Garden Tourism Award-winning gardens, garden festivals & events and garden destinations are:

Garden of the Year: Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, NS
Botanical Garden of the Year: Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, NFLD
New Garden Experience of the Year: UBC Botanical Garden Greenheart Canopy Walk, BC
Garden Destination of the Year: Niagara Falls, ON
Garden Festival of the Year: Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, BC
Flower Festival of the Year: Canadian Tulip Festival, ON
Garden Event of the Year: Allan Gardens at Christmas, ON
Flower Event of the Year: MUN Botanical Garden’s Pink Days in Bloom, NFLD
Garden Community of the Year: Town of Boissevain, MB
Website of the year: The Butchart Gardens
Garden Exhibition of the Year: Royal Botanical Gardens, ON
Destination Garden Centre of the Year: Rideau Woodland Ramble, ON
Honourable Mention: Halifax Public Gardens – Outstanding National Recognition

To read about all the 2015 winners, click on the ‘Media’ tab on this website.

Enjoy your favorite garden or garden experience this summer.

Larry Hodgson

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