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Canada Blooms Awards

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.

2017 Garden Builder Awards
2017 Floral Artists Awards
2017 Toronto Flower Show Awards (including Photography and Youth)

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!

Canada Blooms Awards 2017

Garden Builder Awards

  • The Tony DiGiovanni Garden of the Year (Judges’ Choice Award for Best Overall Garden)
    Tranquility, J Garfield Thompson Landscape
  • The Unilock Award for Outstanding Garden, Small Size
    My Tiny Backyard Getaway, Green Art Landscape Design
  • The S. G. Ulbright Award for Outstanding Garden, Medium Size
    Tranquility, J Garfield Thompson Landscape
  • The Gordon A. MacEachern Award for Outstanding Garden, Large Size
    The Secret Path, Genoscape, Gord Downie-Chanie Wenjack Foundation and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
  • Outstanding Interpretation of the Show Theme “Oh! Canada” presented by Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada
    Canada is as Proud as a Peacock, City of Toronto
  • The Landscape Ontario Award for Best Overall Quality of Workmanship presented by Hub International 
    Garden of Celebration, Royal Stone Landscaping & Design and AquaSpa Pools Landscape & Design
  • Universal Access Award
    N/A 2017
  • The ‘Do Up The Doorstep’ Feature Award presented by Oaks by Brampton Brick
    Scandinavian Canadian, Melanie Rekola Landscape Design
  • The ‘Do Up The Backstep’ Feature Award presented by Oaks by Brampton Brick
    My Tiny Backyard Getaway, Green Art Landscape Design
  • The Dig Safe Builders Award presented by ORCGA
    Over the Edge, Backyard Getaways
  • Best Use of Bulbs presented by Pioneer Flower Farms
    Muskoka At Home, Jackson Pond Management
  • Outstanding Outdoor Entertainment Area
    Garden of Celebration, Royal Stone Landscaping & Design and AquaSpa Pools Landscape & Design
  • Outstanding Use of Artistic Elements in a Garden presented by Hortus TV
    All That Jazz – Canadian Talent, Creative Garden Designs and Lake Ridge Landscaping
  • Outstanding Education Garden (for students)
    N/A 2017
  • Outstanding Use of Trees presented by Gro-Bark
    Ontario Growers Grove, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association Growers
  • Outstanding Use of Interior Plants presented by Jill Jensen Botanicals
    Canada is Proud as a Peacock, City of Toronto
  • Outstanding Use of Annuals and/or Perennials presented by pickOntario
    Year Round Fun, Land-Con
  • Outstanding Use of Walkways
    The Secret Path, Genoscape, Gord Downie-Chanie Wenjack Foundation and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
  • Outstanding Outdoor Living Space presented by Stephenson’s Rent All
    Hollywood North, Flattery Design
  • Outstanding Use of Innovative Elements in a Garden presented by Fafard
    Canada Day Our Way, Near North Hardscapes
  • The Garden Club of Toronto Award for Best Overall Use of Colour Canada is as Proud as a Peacock, City of Toronto
  • Award for Best Overall Use of Plant Material presented by Premier Tech
    Ontario Growers Grove, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association Growers
  • The Perry Molema Award for Outstanding Use of Water presented by Aquascape Inc.
    True North, Strong and Free, Bancheri Bros
  • Outstanding Use of Pre-Cast Pavers presented by Permacon Group
    Big Yellow Taxi, Landscapes by Lucin
  • Outstanding Use of Natural Stone presented by Beaver Valley Stone
    Celebrating Ontario’s North, Landscape by Evergreen and Elite Environments
  • The W.E. Bridgeman Award for Best Overall Use of Hard Landscape Elements
    Northern Lights, Vaughan Landscaping
  • Outstanding Use of Structures
    N/A 2017
  • The Leslie L. Solty Memorial Award for Best Overall Creativity in Garden Design
    Tranquility, J Garfield Thompson Landscape
  • Most Imaginative Garden presented by Niagara Escarpment Views
    Celebrating Ontario’s North, Landscape by Evergreen and Elite Environments
  • Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Award of Excellence
    N/A 2017
  • Outstanding Use of Lighting
    Northern Lights, Vaughan Landscaping
  • Best Use of Roses presented by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
    True North, Strong and Free, Bancheri Bros
  • Best Use of Pollinators presented by Medallion Plants
    A Trip to the Future, University Pro Landscapers, Paving, Pool & Spa
  • Best Use of Containers presented by Lechuza
    All That Jazz – Canadian Talent, Creative Garden Designs and Lake Ridge Landscaping
  • Supplier of The Year Award
    Hardscape – Beaver Valley Stone
    Softscape - Pioneer Flower Farms
  • Toronto Star’s “People’s Choice” Award
    The Secret Path, Genoscape, Gord Downie-Chanie Wenjack Foundation and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

View the Canada Blooms 2016 Award Winners

View the Canada Blooms 2015 Award Winners

View the Canada Blooms 2014 Award Winners


Floral Artist Awards

  • Judge’s Choice Award
    Fresh Floral Creations, Bruno Duarte
  • Best Use of Floral Theme presented by Oasis Floral Products
    Opening Night Flowers, Nicholas Smith
  • Outstanding Use of Artistic Elements presented by Canadian Academy of Floral Artists
    Fresh Floral Creations, Bruno Duarte
  • Best Overall Quality of Workmanship presented by Fiskars
    Alma Florists/4165Flower, Brad Higginson & Rada Ristich
  • Toronto Star’s “People’s Choice” Award
    Julie Drago, Sheryl Koss & Bridgett C Brown

Toronto Flower Show

Horticulture & Design

Kathy Dembroski Award Judges’ Choice for an entry with the most fascinating and intriguing design in DESIGN, excluding the International Class
Jacqui Miller

Kathy Dembroski Award Judges’ Choice for an entry with the most fascinating and intriguing design in Horticulture, sections A to G inclusive
Marilyn Walsh

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.
Rosemary Dobson

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

Horticulture

Green Thumb Award Judges’ choice for the exhibit demonstrating outstanding horticultural skills. All Horticultural classes in sections A, B, D and E are eligible.
Joyce Johnson

Anniversary Award Highest aggregate number of points in sections A, B, C, D and E in the Horticulture classes
Joyce Johnson

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.
N/A 2017

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
Joyce Johnson

Lee Valley Award Best Exhibit in Classes 1 to 27 inclusive
Susan Schwab

Special Exhibits

William Neilson Award Judges’ Choice for best exhibit combining design and horticultural excellence in Classes 28 and 29.
Judy Lewis

The Garden Club of Toronto Horticultural Bowl Judges’ Choice in Classes 30 and 31.
Marilyn Walsh

Jane Donnelley Award For the best interpretive design in Horticulture in Class 32 and 33
Marylou Tigert

Elizabeth Bryce Award For best exhibit in Herb Classes 27 to 29 inclusive
Joyce Johnson

Evelyn Meagher Award For the highest number of points in Herb Classes 27 to 29
Joyce Johnson

Note: The designation “Judges’ Choice” gives judges the freedom to choose a particular exhibit. It is not necessarily one which won first.

Design Awards

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.
Ellen Clark

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.
Sue Clarkson

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.
Nancy Clark

Joyce Girvan Award Judges’ Choice for best mass design in any class except table class
Lil Taggart

Garden Club of Toronto Silver Anniversary Rose Bowl Judges Choice for most distinctive table design in class 111 and 211
Diana Kennedy

Garden Club of Toronto Silver Trillium Award Judges’ Choice for most distinctive miniature design from classes 109, 110, 209 and 210
Rosemary Dobson

TD Bank Group Award Judges’ Choice for most distinctive design in class 101 O Canada and 106 Hangin’ By A Thread
Lil Taggart

Camston Award Awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate number of points in the Design section obtained during the show.
Sandra Williamson

Award for Colour Awarded for best use of colour in the Design section.
Nancy Wilson

International Design Award

The Heather Fuller Award  Judges Choice in the International Class 105
Joyce Moffat – Canada

Open Class Awards and Canada Blooms Awards

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
Helen Stanimirovic

Horticultural

Tommy Thompson Award Best exhibit in sections A and B excluding those of any member of The Garden Club of Toronto
Helen Stanimirovic

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
Susan Schwab

Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in class 5 to 7 inclusive
Joyce Johnson

Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in classes 8 and 9
Martha Huffman

Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in classes 12 to 15 inclusive
Joyce Johnson

Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in classes 16 and 17
Joyce Johnson

Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in classes 18 and 19
Silvana Croce

Special Exhibits

Garden Clubs of Ontario Award Best exhibit in class 34
Leaside Garden Society

Toronto Botanical Gardens Award Judges’ choice in class 35
Nicky Hall

Design

The Garden Club of Toronto Award (Design) For the most distinctive design in Classes 114  and 214
Lynne Melnyk

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

Other

Photography Award Judges’ Choice for Best in Show
Stan Lapadus

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

Youth Awards
Russell Bellana
Ellie Bellana
Evangeline Bellana
Liam Clark
Alastair Clark
Gareth Clark
Allegra Cortellucci

Christian Cortellcci
Sophie Demarais
Lucy Clarkson Firth
Teegan Johnson
Camryn Johnson
Beau McLean

Thanks to all the participants, congratulations to all the winners!

 

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