Toronto, ON . . . March 13, 2017 . . . In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, today announced the 150 gardens and garden experiences awarded the ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation – highlighting them as 150 gardens ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday year.
Gardens define our Canadian aesthetic
“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 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.”
A Canadian Garden Council initiative The ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ program is supported by Enterprise Canada and ZRB & Associates. To view the ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ winners, visit the Canada’s Garden Route website http://canadasgardenroute.ca. Look for a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ close to you, there are some in every province.
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The Canadian Garden Council is the national association for provincial and national garden organizations. Its vision is to champion the garden experience sector’s contributions to the well-being of Canadians, the sustainability of our communities and to promote the joys and benefits of gardens, landscapes and green infrastructure.
The Council manages: Garden Days www.gardendays.ca, Canada’s Garden Route http://canadasgardenroute.ca, Garden Tourism Awards and Garden Tourism Conference www.gardentourismconference.com, Garden Promenade www.gardenpromenade.caand more.
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For more information, media only, please contact:
Stephen Murdoch, Enterprise Canada. Cell: 289-241-3997
Carol Cowan, Canadian Garden Council. Tel: 416-929-1066
Canada's Garden Route Spokesperson
Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
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