OPENING KEYNOTE DAY 2 - Why Gardens Matter...Now More Than Ever!

  • Date

    January 10, 2018

  • Time

    9:30 am – 10:30 am

  • Location

    Cohen Ballroom

  • Building

    Toronto Congress Centre

#LOCongress '18
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Whether private or public, our gardens and green spaces have never been more important to us as individuals, families or communities. Academic and scientific analysis demonstrates what we know in our hearts to be true – nature is good for us. By any measurement, be it physical or mental health-related, cultural, environmental or economic, gardens provide indispensable benefits to society. Harry will make a case for the indispensability of gardens – why they matter. A wider understanding of these benefits by individual and government decision-makers can only lead to greater prosperity for our industry. When gardens matter, so do we!


  • Harry Jongerden

    Harry Jongerden

    Toronto Botanical Garden

    Toronto, ON

    Harry Jongerden has been a professional gardener, garden designer and garden director for 40 years.

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