Canadian congress invites networking opportunity

Almost 40 UK Garden Centre Association members are to visit the International Garden Centers Association annual congress in Vancouver, Canada, on 7-12 September.

The congress hopes to draw as many as 300 participants to Vancouver for the million-dollar-budget event. It will incorporate a business meeting, which elects officials and administers the affairs of the association, a concentrated business study tour and a social programme.

The study tour is planned to include visits to: Southlands Nursery, Maple Leaf Garden Centre, Trice Farms Pond & Garden, Northwest Landscape Supply, GardenWorks@Mandeville, Nordic Nurseries, Tanglebank Country Gardens, Cannor Nursery, GardenWorks Lougheed and Butchart Gardens.

UK visitors will include Haskins, Barton Grange, Squire's, Bents, Millbrook, Bickerdyke, St Peters, Bybrook Barn, Europlants, Trelawney, Raglan, Gordale, Quinton Edwards, Malcolm Scott, All in One, Coolings and Eve Tigwell.

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