Harry Jongerden wins Garden Tourism Award

Harry Jongerden, Toronto Botanical Garden’s long-time Garden Director was awarded the Garden Person of the Year Award at the Canadian Garden Tourism Awards hosted in Victoria, BC in November 2019. This award recognizes Harry’s career and contributions to the botanical garden industry within his leadership roles at the Royal Botanical Gardens, VanDusen Botanical Garden and his recent achievements at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

Garden Tourism Awards

The Garden Tourism Awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have distinguished themselves in the development and promotion of garden experiences as tourism attractions and motivators. The awards are proudly supported by the Canadian Garden Council, the American Public Garden Association and the Mexican Association of Botanical Gardens and sponsored by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.

The 2019 Canadian Garden Tourism Award winners:

  • Garden of the Year, Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, ON
  • Botanical Garden of the Year , VanDusen Gardens, BC
  • New Garden Experience of the Year, University of Alberta Botanic Garden – Aga Khan Garden, AB
  • Garden Destination of the Year, Victoria, BC
  • Garden Festival of the Year, International Garden Festival, QC
  • Flower Festival of the Year, Chilliwack Tulip Festival, BC
  • Garden Exhibition of the Year, Mosaïculture Gatineau, QC
  • Garden Event of the Year, The Artful Garden, ON
  • Destination Garden Centre of the Year, Minter Country Garden Store, BC
  • Garden Community Destination of the Year, Trail, BC
  • Garden Initiative of the Year, Diversity Garden, Assiniboine Park, MB
  • Website of the Year, Royal Botanical Gardens, ON
  • Garden Media Person of the Year, Tara Nolan, ON
  • Garden Media of the Year, Savvy Gardening, NS
  • Garden Marketing Campaign of the Year, Garden Promenade, ON
  • Garden Person of the Year, Harry Jongerden, ON