June 16, 2014
Sponsored by the Canadian Tourism Commission, the Canadian Garden Tourism Award for the Event of the Year for 2014 has been awarded to The Butchart Gardens. In the spirit of highlighting Canada’s most dynamic garden experiences and Garden Tourism’s limitless potential, the Canadian Garden Council in consultation with a Canadian jury network is proud to announce the 2014 recipients of the Garden Tourism Awards.
The Gardens was awarded the Event of the Year for its Fireworks and Summer Music Program. The summer festival begins on June 29th and runs every evening through to the Labour Day weekend. The spectacular firework show takes place on each of the Saturday evenings during the festival.
The Canadian Garden Council is the national umbrella body for provincial and national garden organizations. Its vision is 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.
The Canadian Garden Council Board is comprised of members from the BC Garden Tourism Society, Ontario Garden Tourism Coalition, Associations des grands jardins du Québec, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Communities in Bloom and representatives from public and botanical gardens in Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador.
The Butchart Gardens