New Conference Date Announced!

18 January 2023

We are pleased to announce that the International Garden Tourism Conference is confirmed from 1-4 November 2023 in Victoria, BC. Originally scheduled for October 2022, we decided to postpone the conference due to COVID travel restrictions that were still in place at the time of finalising the programme. We are grateful for the renewed support of Destination Greater Victoria and the Canadian Garden Council, and please stay tuned as we will be updating the programme in the coming months. If you are interested to join or would like to be involved, do not hesitate to contact us!


We are delighted to announce the first line-up of speakers who will join our conference this fall. This list will be updated on a regular basis as we move closer to August when we finalise the detailed programme and topics. We expect to announce a total of 20 speakers from the Gardens and Tourism industry.

Paul Nursey

Destination Greater Victoria, Canada

Mary Pat Matheson

Atlanta Botanical Garden, USA

Igor Josifovic-Kemper

Urban Jungle Bloggers, Germany

Richard Benfield

Garden Tourism Author, USA

Felix Loh

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Pascal Garbe


Gwen Auwerda

Tulip Time, USA

Giuseppe Sigurtà

Parco Giardino Sigurta, Italy

Linda Hart

Holland Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, USA

Judith de Graaff

Urban Jungle Bloggers, France


This conference will be all about the destination development and promotion of your garden


Event venue

  • Victoria Conference Centre
  • +1 6133014554