Being a member of the Canadian Garden Council means:

Fostering Garden Experience Development

Working together to enable full recognition of the values and benefits garden experiences deliver for Canadians and the communities in which they live.

Prefered Consideration

Preferred consideration for your garden experience vis-à-vis all Council promotions and activities.

Networking

Tapping into a network of like-minded colleagues, allowing conversation between industry professionals about best practices, tips, innovations, emerging trends and all garden experience-related questions.

Connecting with the Horticulture Industry

Being part of the Council is being connected to horticulture industry suppliers and leaders facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships leading to development and growth.

Professional Development

Education and networking opportunities to improve your garden experience management skills by attending Conferences, such as the biennial Garden Tourism Conference, and workshops providing access to information and latest research on the garden experience sector on a national and international basis.

Connecting with Associated industries

Being part of the Council is being connected to associated industry suppliers and leaders facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships leading to development and growth.

Being Recognized

Recognition through the Council’s various promotions and awards programs.

Staying Connected and Plugged in

Ongoing communications through the Council’s quarterly E-News, special news announcements and social media to keep you up-to-date with the latest garden experience sector developments and best practices throughout Canada and on a worldwide basis.

Industry Advocacy

Ensuring representation of your interests with the federal government and various national organisations for the purpose of creating the most supportive policies, programs and activities possible for the development and growth of your garden experience and the sector.

Valuable Promotion and Visibility

Promoting your garden experience through partnerships with the tourism industry and their marketing organisations, including the Canadian Tourism Commission and other relevant industry associations.

Membership Benefits:
  • Existing Benefits for Garden Experience Members

    • Networking and professional development opportunities.
    • Listing on Canada’s Garden Route in ‘Featured’ category with strategic web positioning, more descriptive words and more images.
    • Discounted rates for advertising
    • Discounted rates on Garden Tourism Conference registration.
    • Complimentary participation in Garden Days.
    • Participation in Council activities and governance.
    • New partnership benefits that will be presented during the term of membership.
    • Access to benefits for all of your staff
  • Existing Benefits for Associate Members

    • Networking and professional development opportunities.
    • Discounted rates for advertising
    • Discounted rates on Garden Tourism Conference registration.
    • Complimentary participation in Garden Days.
    • Participation in Council activities and governance.
    • New partnership benefits that will be presented during the term of membership.
    • Access to benefits for all of your staff
Membership Categories and Costs
  • Opportunity # 1: 2022 Canadian Garden Council Membership:

    Gardens/Festivals Experience Members

    • Gardens/Festivals (6 employees or more) $750
    • Garden Networks & Trails (7 Experiences or less)
    • Gardens/Festivals (5 employees or less) $500
    • Garden Networks & Trails (7 Experiences or less)

    Membership includes:

    • Positioning on Canada’s Garden Route
    • Featured in Gardens Canada 2022 Coffee Table Book
    • Discount on registration to the International Garden Tourism Conference, October 20 to 22, 2022 Victoria, BC
  • Garden/Gardening and Horticultural Associations, Clubs and Organizations Members: $400

    • National, Provincial, or regional
  • Associate Members: $400

    • National Tourism and Other Industry Organizations
    • Provincial/Regional Tourism & Other Industry Organizations
    • Institutions: Municipalities, Education, Environment
  • Corporate Members: $500

  • Opportunity # 2 Garden Route website:
  • Destination Garden Centres/ Destination Garden Communities: $500

    • Destination Garden Centres
    • Destination Garden Communities (Communities Bloom, Fleurons, Proclamation Municipalities)
  • Opportunity # 3: Advertising on the Year of the Garden 2022 website: $2,000

    • opportunity to change ad with each season (3)
  • Opportunity # 4: ‘Promotional Garden Partner’ of Canada’s Year of the Garden 2022

    • Gardens/Festivals (6 employees or more) $4,000
    • Garden Networks & Trails (7 Experiences or more)
    • Gardens/Festivals (5 employees or less) $2,500
    • Garden Networks & Trails (7 Experiences or less)

    Includes:

    • Canada’s Garden Route, Membership and Advertising
    • Social Media presence
    • 1 ‘Promotional Garden Partner’ post shared / 2 week
    • 1 Year of the Garden 2022 post shared with Promotional Garden Partner/week
    • Year of the Garden 2022 will follow Promotional Partner social media platforms
    • Use of ‘Year of the Garden 2022 Promotional Garden Partner’ logo
    • Recognition on our dedicated ‘Promotional Partner’ page on Year of the Garden 2022 website
    • Logo/Name of garden
    • Link to website
    • Promotional Garden Partner’ Year of the Garden 2022 Official Certificate

Need more info, please contact us at membership@gardencouncil.ca

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Canadian Garden Council Board of Directors

Executive

Chair: Alexander Reford, Jardins de Métis, Québec Gardens Association
Vice-Chair: vacant
Treasurer: Harry Jongerden, Toronto Botanical Garden
Secretary: Gerald Dieleman, Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Member at Large: Trish Fry, Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

Management

Michel Gauthier, Executive Director
Kath Thompson, Garden-Family Manager
Brent Gavin, Partnerships Manager

Board Members

B.C.: vacant
Alberta: Kerry Mulholland, Alberta University Botanic Garden
Saskatchewan: vacant
Manitoba: Gerald Dieleman, Assiniboine Park Conservancy
Ontario: Harry Jongerden, Toronto Botanical Garden, Charles Hunter, Niagara Parks Commission, ex-officio member
Québec: Alexander Reford, Jardins de Métis, Québec Gardens Association, Hélène Leclerc, Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière; ex-officio member
New Brunswick: Sierra Reibling, Kingsbrae Garden,
Nova Scotia: Trish Fry, Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, Tracy Jessen, Halifax Public Gardens, ex-officio member
PEI: Wayne Long, City of Charlottetown
Nfld. & Labrador: Kim Shipp, MUN Botanical Garden
CNLA/ Communities in Bloom: Bill Hardy, Public Relations Committee Chair
Rebecca Doutre, Deputy Director, ex-officio member

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