The Canadian Garden Council is the national umbrella body for provincial and national garden organizations. The Council manages: Canada’s Garden Route, Garden Days, Garden Tourism Conference and Garden Tourism Awards.
To champion the garden experience sector’s contributions to the well-being of Canadians and the sustainability of our communities and to promote the joys and benefits of gardens, landscapes and green infrastructure.
To generate development and growth of the garden experience sector by:
British Columbia – Gardens BC
General Manager, The Butchart Gardens
Director Public Relations, Sales & Marketing, The Butchart Gardens
Alberta - Representative
Ruby Swanson (Chair, Membership Committee)
General Manager, University of Alberta Botanical Garden
Manitoba - Representative
Director Horticulture, Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Communities in Bloom
Ontario – Ontario Garden Council
Executive Director, Toronto Botanical Garden
Chair Garden Days Committee; Project Coordinator, Growing Our Markets Project
Québec – Association des grands jardins du Québec
Alexander Reford (Council Chair)
Director, Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens
New Brunswick - Representatives
Director Sales & Marketing, Kingsbrae Garden
Nova Scotia - Representatives
General Manager, Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Tracy Jessen and Helen MacLean
Halifax Public Gardens
Newfoundland - Representative
Director, Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanic Garden (MUNBG)
Canadian Nursery Landscape Association
Chair, Marketing Committee
Ex-officio, Anne Beifuss
Canada's Garden Route Spokesperson
Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Getting someone to visit a garden in summer is a snap: we all know gardens are striking in the summer months, with flowers galore. But what about fall? Garden visitors diminish with falling temperatures, as if they’re convinced the show is over as of Labour Day. But it isn’t. There’s still plenty to see in Canada’s public gardens right up until snowfall and even beyond.