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Two National Awards for the Peterborough Garden Show!

GardenExperienceGarden Event of the Year
and, one of
150 Garden Experience Designations in Canada.

Gardens and garden experiences are cultural treasures that have intrinsic value in our communities. They define our quality of life and are spaces that support communities.
They are strong economic engines that incite and share passion because – Nature connects us. We care where our food comes from which encourages us to grow our own and share it with others. We care how our neighbourhoods look which encourages us to create beautiful gardens, sharing that beauty with others.Gardeners pursue exploration, education and excellence in creating magic in both public and private spaces and spread that passion. As Henry Ford said: “ Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success”.This is what gardeners do in their own gardens and within the garden experiences they share with others.
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 in collaboration with the Peterborough Master Gardeners, it showcases 150 vendors, professional speakers and displays to tempt, educate and incite passion. It is for these reasons, this show has been honoured with two prestigious awards at the 2017 International Garden Tourism Conference in March.

Garden Event of the Year
and, one of
150 Garden Experience Designations in Canada.

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  And here, in Ontario and close to home, is our own –
THE PETERBOROUGH GARDEN SHOW — It has been chosen as one of the 150.
 Garden Event of the Year 2017
Alexander Reford, Claire Sullivan, Cauleen Viscoff, Bill Hardy
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.  In the spirit of highlighting Canada’s most dynamic garden experiences and Garden Tourism’s  limitless potential, in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, sponsor of the 2017 awards, the Canadian Garden Council is honoured to announce the 2017 recipient of –


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