There were two awards ceremonies. Industry night, March 16, 2017 at 6 pm, was the Award Ceremony that honoured the garden builders and floral artists winners, the garden builders were presented by Landscape Ontario, Hub International and Aviva Insurance. The Garden Club of Toronto presented the awards to the winners of the Toronto Flower Show on March 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm.
These awards are highly sought after. Come and see those honored by Canada Blooms for being the best in their field.
Kathy Dembroski Award Judges’ Choice for an entry with the most fascinating and intriguing design in DESIGN, excluding the International Class
Kathy Dembroski Award Judges’ Choice for an entry with the most fascinating and intriguing design in Horticulture, sections A to G inclusive
Libra Award To the exhibitor who wins a first in Design as well as in Horticulture. In Horticulture, no classes with newly acquired plant material are to be considered. Herb classes and Educational classes are eligible as long as they do not include newly acquired plant material. Only one competitor may win this award.
Upper Canada Award – Horticulture and Design. For the best interpretation of the theme of the show. Open to Garden Club of Toronto Members only.
Rosemary Passafiume McLean
Green Thumb Award Judges’ choice for the exhibit demonstrating outstanding horticultural skills. All Horticultural classes in sections A, B, D and E are eligible.
Anniversary Award Highest aggregate number of points in sections A, B, C, D and E in the Horticulture classes
Helen Cochrane Novice Award For the best exhibit in Class 22 by a member of the Garden Club of Toronto, who has NOT previously won a first place ribbon in a Horticultural class at the Garden Club of Toronto’s annual show.
Jane McArthur Award Best exhibit in a class that is both educational and challenging, in Classes 18 to 20 inclusive, and 21, and 23-26 inclusive
Lee Valley Award Best Exhibit in Classes 1 to 27 inclusive
William Neilson Award Judges’ Choice for best exhibit combining design and horticultural excellence in Classes 28 and 29.
The Garden Club of Toronto Horticultural Bowl Judges’ Choice in Classes 30 and 31.
Jane Donnelley Award For the best interpretive design in Horticulture in Class 32 and 33
Elizabeth Bryce Award For best exhibit in Herb Classes 27 to 29 inclusive
Evelyn Meagher Award For the highest number of points in Herb Classes 27 to 29
Note: The designation “Judges’ Choice” gives judges the freedom to choose a particular exhibit. It is not necessarily one which won first.
Founders Gold Cup For creative works of outstanding beauty in a design which includes fresh plant material. Members may win the Gold Cup any number of times. NOT eligible for the Gold Cup are Miniature designs, Table designs and class 101 O Canada, class 104 Time Stands Still, and class 106 Hangin’ By A Thread.
Rosemary Passafiume McLean
The Katherine Hobbs Award For distinctive design. Open only to winners of the Founders Gold Cup and to members who have been contenders for the award since its inception (not including this show). Members may win the Hobbs Award any number of times. All competitive exhibits by Hobbs winners and contenders will be eligible each entry day, except Miniature designs, Table designs and class 101 O Canada, class 104 Time Stands Still, and class 106 Hangin’ By A Thread.
The Garden Clubs of Ontario Award Judges’ Choice for the most creative design by the Garden Club member, who has never been a contender for Katherine Hobbs Award. Katherine Hobbs Award contenders for this show are not eligible.
Helen Cochrane Novice Award Judges’ Choice for most distinctive design, by a member of the Garden Club of Toronto who has NOT previously won a first place ribbon in a design class at a Garden Club of Toronto annual show. Novice must declare eligibility for this award to the Convenor at entry time.
Joyce Girvan Award Judges’ Choice for best mass design in any class except table class
Garden Club of Toronto Silver Anniversary Rose Bowl Judges Choice for most distinctive table design in class 111 and 211
Garden Club of Toronto Silver Trillium Award Judges’ Choice for most distinctive miniature design from classes 109, 110, 209 and 210
TD Bank Group Award Judges’ Choice for most distinctive design in class 101 O Canada and 106 Hangin’ By A Thread
Camston Award Awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate number of points in the Design section obtained during the show.
Award for Colour Awarded for best use of colour in the Design section.
The Heather Fuller Award Judges Choice in the International Class 105
Joyce Moffat – Canada
Canada Blooms Award of Horticultural Excellence For the highest aggregate number of points for an Open Class exhibitor in sections A, B, C, and G, excluding members of The Garden Club of Toronto
Tommy Thompson Award Best exhibit in sections A and B excluding those of any member of The Garden Club of Toronto
Canada Blooms Award Judge’s Choice in class 104.
Irena Code – Garden Club of London
Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in class 1 to 4 inclusive
Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in class 5 to 7 inclusive
Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in classes 8 and 9
Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in classes 12 to 15 inclusive
Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in classes 16 and 17
Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in classes 18 and 19
Garden Clubs of Ontario Award Best exhibit in class 34
Leaside Garden Society
Toronto Botanical Gardens Award Judges’ choice in class 35
The Garden Club of Toronto Award (Design) For the most distinctive design in Classes 114 and 214
Canada Blooms WAFA (World Association of Floral Artists) Award Awarded to a member to The Garden Club of Toronto who is registered to enter a design at the WAFA show in Barbados in June 2017.
Rosemary Passifume McLean
Photography Award Judges’ Choice for Best in Show
Professional Florist Award Honourary Award in Recognition of a Professional Florist at Canada Blooms chosen for their contribution to the Toronto Flower Show
N/A in 2017
Lucy Clarkson Firth
Thanks to all the participants, congratulations to all the winners!