American Public Garden Association Conference 2017
Hamilton & Niagara, Ontario
June 19-23, 2017

About This Year's Conference


Join us! June 19-23, 2017

Connections bring us together. Heritage strengthens us. Partnerships empower us. Progress moves us forward.

The Registration/Information Desk is not only the place where you can pick up your registration packets, water bottle, and name badge, it is the place to get directions, itineraries, and program information. You can also purchase available tickets for optional tours, workshops, and in-conference tours/dinners that are not yet sold out. The Registration/Information Desk will be located on Level Three of the Hamilton Convention Centre. 

We are there to greet you at the following times: 
Sunday, June 18, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   
Monday, June 19, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   
Tuesday, June 20, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    
Wednesday, June 21, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  
Thursday, June 22, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   
Friday, June 23, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.    


The Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s is one of Canada’s first full service, privatized convention and event facilities located in the heart of beautiful downtown Hamilton. Since opening in 1981, this unique and eye-catching building has become a landmark in the bustling downtown core and has built a strong reputation in the surrounding community. In 2013, the facility was rejuvenated with over one million dollars in renovations and, under the new leadership of Carmen’s Group, has become one of Ontario’s most prominent event and hospitality destinations.

1 Summers Lane
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4Y2
T: 905-525-2020

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Directions and parking info here.

Experience the majesty of the Niagara region in the year of Canada's 150th Anniversary! Strategically located halfway between Niagara Falls and Toronto, Hamilton is a vibrant port city on Lake Ontario that is the perfect hub for experiencing the natural areas, local culture, and exceptional gardens of the Niagara region. 
The prosperous Niagara Peninsula is Canada's largest wine region, producing chardonnay, reisling, and pinot noir, and boasts spectacular natural landscapes, most notably Niagara Falls itself. Many great activities surround the falls, including hiking tours, cruises, shows, festivals, and award-winning restaurants.
The word "Ontarío" translates to "Lake of Shining Waters" in the language of the Wyandot indigenous peoples and aptly describes the beauty of the stunning Great Lakes landscape.
Contact the Association at or (610) 708-3010 with any questions.