(The following is press release authored by the newly minted Garden NL Network.)
A group of garden destinations from across Newfoundland and Labrador has launched the province’s first network for garden-related tourism destinations, with the goal of raising the profile of gardens and garden experiences in the province.
Garden NL includes a dozen members, representing a myriad of garden experiences aimed at both residents and tourists alike. The partnership is expected to benefit all members, as they connect to address challenges, collaborate on opportunities, and, ultimately, increase visitors across the board.
The network has been formed as part of a national initiative for the Canadian Garden Council supporting local and regional networks of people who have an affiliation or interest in gardening. As one of the 10 national lead gardens, MUN Botanical Garden is well aware of both the wonderful plants and gardens this province has to offer, and the unique conditions of our tourism industry.
“We are thrilled to come together as a network to share and promote our beautiful gardens and by working collaboratively we hope to spread the word – there are a host of beautiful gardens to discover – each beautiful and unique that tell the special stories of our province,” Kim Shipp, Director, MUN Botanical Garden.
To celebrate the launch of the Network, Garden NL is inviting all members of the public to enter for a chance to win a package from Garden NL member, the Doctor’s House Inn and Spa. To enter, please visit: https://event-wizard.com/gardensnl/0/register/ . The contest ends on August 1st.
For more information, please contact:
Kim Shipp, Director
MUN Botanical Garden
Phone: 864-3326 (or 330-3751)