February 15, 2011
The second, Canadian Garden Tourism Conference will take place Mar. 14 and 15, at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto.

The conference, co-hosted by Aldona Satterthwaite, executive director, Toronto Botanical Garden, and Alexander Reford, director of Reford Gardens/Les Jardins de Métis, is being organized by Landscape Ontario. The theme of the conference is Blossoming Partnerships.

The speaker program this year will focus on collaborations between gardens and/or garden-focused communities with all kinds of ideas about how to increase visitors to improve a region’s tourism outreach.

To register for the conference, go to www.horttrades.com/gtc-registration-2011.

For more information on costs, speakers and more, go to www.gardentourismconference.com.

Directly after the conference closes on Mar. 15, the Ontario Garden Tourism Coalition will release results of the Strategy and Action Plan for Development of Ontario Garden Tourism.