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Genoscape's Adults Play at NightGenoscape's Adults Play at Night.
This year in Genoscape feature garden, they will be showcasing a nighttime garden. Expect a playful experience as you enjoy various types of water features and different lighting techniques. Also look for our one of a kind, suspended bowl feature that is like nothing you have ever seen before.
Pond Stars
Don't miss TV's Pond Stars at Canada Blooms on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, they will be on the Unilock Celebrity Stage and also in the Genoscape Garden!  Ed Beaulieu and Brian Helfrich from the hit TV show The Pond Stars will be hanging out in the Genoscape Garden answering any questions you may have regarding ponds or water gardening.
Don't forget to drop by the Toronto Star booth and vote for your favourite garden, you could win a shopping spree at Sheridan Nurseries.
Picture: Rendering of the Genoscape's Adults Play at Night Garden.

ParklaneSee the beautiful Feature Gardens before the crowds!
Canada Blooms enthusiasts know that Morning Garden Tours are the best way to start off your visit to the festival. Discover the "inside secrets" of how those magnificent gardens are put together. Tours begin at 8:15 am, giving you time to enjoy each garden at your liesure before the festival opens. Tickets are available for only $40 and include all day admission to the festival as well as the National Home Show. A limited number of tickets are available for Friday, Saturday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please note tickets must be purchased in advance.

Denis FlanaganEvening Tour Wednesday March 18th ONLY
Enjoy special treat. Starting at 6:30 pm, Denis Flanagan will give a special intimate presentation on the New Plant Varieties for 2015. Then experience the Gardens of Canada Blooms with a top notch tour guides... and don't forget your glass of wine. After the tour head out to visit the Garden Marketplace. Tickets for the evening event are $55 and includes all day entry to the festival and the National Home Show. Don’t miss out! Buy your ticket today online or at the Canada Blooms office.
Picture by Rebecca Freeman, Garden by Parklane
Drop by the Parklane Garden to discover how to calculate the size of rain garden suitable for your home using their Rain Calculator.
InterContinentalThe 4-diamond InterContinental® Toronto Centre is designed to fulfill every need of the global traveler.  The 586-room hotel brings together affordable luxury, ideal location, state-of-the-art technology, meeting facilities and personalized customer service.
The hotel features exceptional Azure Restaurant & Bar and the Spa InterContinental®. Located on Front Street and connected to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the hotel overlooks scenic Lake Ontario in the heart of Toronto’s financial, shopping, theatre and restaurant districts.

Early Bird Booking Offer at the InterContinental Toronto Centre

Book Canada Blooms' special rates by February 28, 2015 and get a FREE upgrade to the next room category plus FREE WIFI!
Canada Blooms' rates start at only $115 per night. For reservations, please click here or call 1-800-235-4670 to book today!

Master Gardener's of Ontario on Pollinators

Master GardenersPollinatorsDid you know that of the 400 native species of bees in Ontario, most of them are solitary and rarely sting?
A number of these bees will winter in our backyards, provided they are given the right conditions, come learn what the ‘buzz’ is and how to create a bee nest.
For more information, Harrowsmith Gardeningn Digestvisit our presentation, ‘Passionate about Pollinators’, on March 15 at 11:30 on the Harrowsmith Gardening Digest Learning Stage.
UnilockCome join Unilock at Canada Blooms on Saturday, March 14th for your chance to win a FREE Conceptual 3D Landscape Design and we will show you how to plan your landscape project and how to hire the right Contractor for the job! Register online at for your chance to win the design!

Creating amazing connections with contractors, architects, landscape architects, designers, homeowners and each other is what Unilock's® all about. Unilock® is built on these strong connections and we constantly strive to strengthen all relationships. The perfect outdoor living space isn’t just designed to look beautiful; like Unilock® products themselves, the perfect outdoor space is designed to connect. They strive to connect contractors with homeowners, and to connect those homeowners with a portfolio of amazing pavers and walls. They are not just designing outdoor living spaces, they are connecting people. Whether the project is residential or commercial, one thing is certain - Unilock® creates the most unique outdoor spaces where everyone can connect.

Floral ImagaeHave you considered planting California Summer Bulbs??
Did you know that the California growers are the world leaders now when it comes to the propagation of summer bulbs such as Calla lilies, Begonia’s and Eucomus (pineapple lily).  The California growers are able to produce huge bulbs that in turn produce an abundance of flowers. These summer bulbs will not disappoint!!
When planning your summer container or flower beds this coming summer may we suggest you work in a couple of California Calla’s, Begonia’s or Eucomis (Pineappleflower). By just adding a couple of bulbs to your containers and garden beds it adds that extra elementof surprise and texture in your design that sets you apart from the rest.
It literally takes seconds to plant a couple of summer bulbs directly into your patio containers or in and amongst your perennials/annual plantings! For the majority of summer bulbs you just have to plantdirectly beneath the surface of the soil, water and wait. It is that easy!!!
 You can buy your summer bulbs starting March. Store them until you are ready Tradewinds International to plant your annuals.  The time to plant any summer bulbs is at the same time when plant annuals directly into your garden beds. The key to the success of your summer bulb plantings is warm soil temperature, well drained soils and the right amount of sunlight for good results.
Summer bulbs are Easy Fun and Beautiful!!
-- Carolyn DeVries, Tradewinds International

Floral PictureIn addition to the bevy of gardening and lifestyle seminars provided on three stages, Canada Blooms is please to offer a number of exciting hands-on workshops.

Discover Flowers Close Up: If you would like to get up-close and personal with your flower photography then join Mark Trusz as he demonstrates techniques and shows you all the equipment you will need to make beautiful big pictures of really small beautiful flowers.  For DSLR cameras learn about your options for lenses, filters, flashes and accessories for macro photography.
Offered Friday, March 13 at 8:30am and 6:30pm

Create a European Garden Bouquet with Jennifer Harvey CFD: Enjoy a demonstration of how to construct a beautiful, Hand-Tied European Garden Bouquet  and then construct your own, which you will then be able to take home and enjoy.
Offered Saturday, March 14 at 11:00am

Gardening as Art is newest rage, create your own framed succulent garden with Louis Damm of Floral Dimensions.
Offered Saturday, March 14 at 2:00pm and Monday, March 16 at 6:30pm.

Tai Chi in the Garden presented by Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism: Start your morning off with the a gentle set of movements that promote well-being amongst the Gardens of Canada Blooms. Once you are relaxed you will be ready to tackle the festival in a peaceful state of mind and body.
Offered on Sunday, March 15 at 8:30am

Make Your Own Easter Centerpiece with Ashley Waltho CIFD: In this workshop, Ashley outlines some of the basics of floral design styles & techniques; and introduces proper care and handling of fresh
cut flowers. You will create your own Easter Centerpiece to take home.
Offered on Saturday, March 21 at 11:00am

These workshops do require an additonal fee and are offered as special interest or 'make and take' style classes offered by professionals in their field. Fees cover the cost of all materials as well as entrance into Canada Blooms and the National Home Show. Please click here to purchase tickets.
Note: If you plan on attending more than one workshop, contact our office (416-447-8655 x 7721 or for special pricing.


Kent FordEnter to Win
2 Morning Garden Tour Tickets
for Wednesday, March 18 at 8:15am

Garden Tours are the
Best Way to See Canada Blooms.
What better way to discover all the
behind the scenes information
you just can't get on your own.
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Congratulations to Susanne Csicsak of Hamilton
The winner of the Garden Making Subscription Contest

For more contests and special offers check out our contest page regularly.
Photo: Kent Ford Designs

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