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Nov 3 - 5, 2019 - Victoria, B.C.

Tourism Keynotes and Presentations, Garden Tourism Awards, Market Place, and Garden Tour.

2019 Conference Theme: Taking Garden Tourism to the Next Level

This is where the North American and global gardens, garden experiences and tourism leaders meet to showcase best practices and present new and emerging strategies geared to growing the garden tourism sector.

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Conference Moderators

Alexander Reford - Conference Moderator

Alexander Reford

Moderator -Garden

Director, International Garden Festival and Reford Gardens – Canada


Paul Nursey

Moderator - Tourism

CEO, Destination Greater Victoria – Canada

Dave Cowen, Moderator - Garden Tourism Conference

Dave Cowen

Moderator -Garden

CEO, The Butchart Gardens – Canada

Brian White- Garden Tourism Conference.

Brian White, Ph.D

Moderator - Tourism

Program Head for the Master of Arts in Tourism Management at Royal Roads University – Canada


Read about past Garden Tourism Conferences and view past Garden Tourism Award Winners.

Victoria Gardens Tour

Victoria Gardens Tour

05 April 2019

This step-on, guided tour includes a quick visit to Abkhazi Gardens and then on to the magnificent Gardens at Hatley Estate–the site of Royal Roads University, a stop at the Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, and finishes with a historical guided tour and back-of-house greenhouse tour at

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What Previous Conference attendees had to say about previous Garden Tourism Conferences

Beth Monroe
Beth MonroePublic Relations & Marketing Director — Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
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I wanted to write and thank you again so much for including Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in the 2013 Garden Tourism Conference and for inspiring us to pursue opportunities for garden tourism. It has transformed our garden and our community. We’ve now launched a Richmond Garden Trail and are receiving great support from our tourism partners and media. There’s even a mention of it in the July 2014 issue of Better Homes & Gardens. Again, we cannot thank you enough for inspiring us and for generously sharing your wisdom and expertise.