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Canada Blooms is excited to announce that 'Let's Play' will be the theme for our 2015 festival.
Apart from the meaning of “contending in a sport or game”, play is also the absence of work, a careless behaviour, the undertaking of an activity for pleasure and freedom. It generally includes diversion or amusement. Playing brings us joy, health benefits, energy and youth.
We all play all sorts of games….card, board, ball, sports, games of chance and games of love, we play musical instruments, we joke and strategize and more.
Given the many interpretations of PLAY we are eager to see how the talented garden designers and builders and floral professionals will utilize this year's theme when creating their stunning displays. Join us at Canada Blooms, taking place March 13 to 22 at the Direct Energy Centre where we will once again co-locate with the National Home Show to create North America's Largest Home & Garden Event. Plan to spend your March Break at Canada Blooms 2015 and Let’s Play!!
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Terry Caddo General Manager The Board of Canada Blooms Horticultural Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Caddo to the position of General Manager of Canada Blooms. Terry brings a wealth of experience in management, marketing and sales, communications, horticulture and trade shows to provide the leadership and strategic direction to enhance the continued success of Canada Blooms.
As General Manager of Canada Blooms, Terry will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the world class festival that connects people to the joys and benefits of nature through experience with gardens and flowers, by promoting, educating, inspiring and celebrating all aspects of horticulture.
Prior to joining Canada Blooms, Terry spent three years as the Director of Operations at Royal Botanical Gardens. He was responsible for the RBG Christmas Train Show, the exhibit Battle of the Titan and the RBG Garden and Home Show. Terry also spent seven years as Director of Marketing and Communications at Ontario Place.  While there, he developed the Rogers Chinese Lantern Festival and created the Canada Dry Festival of Fire.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Lakehead University and a Post Diploma Degree in Sport and Event Marketing from George Brown College.
Terry, the Board and Staff of Canada Blooms welcomes you!

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Canada Blooms is now accepting applications from Landscape Designers and Architects to build at Canada Blooms.
If you have ever considered building a garden feature at Canada Blooms, now is the time to let us know. Canada Blooms is looking for Landscape Designers, Builders and Architects who can create spectacular, memorable and inspirational gardens. Build a garden at Canada Blooms representing this year's theme "Let's Play", and create an impression that will last a lifetime.
There is limited space available to showcase your talent, creativity, craftsmanship and professionalism at Canada Blooms - March 13-22, 2015. If you are interested in submitting an application visit our website or contact Terry Caddo for more details, and apply soon. 
Note: submissions are judged by an independent committee and successful applicants will be notified by September 30th.
Pictures (l) D.A. Gracey & Associates, (c) City of Brampton, (r) Landscape Ontario. Photographs by: Tom Sandler and David Ohashi

CNLA Garden ContestWin a Trip to Canada Blooms 2015

Garden centres and floral design shops across Canada are participating in a contest that will allow one lucky winner to enjoy a grand prize package which includes: round trip train travel for two courtesy of Canada's Garden Route and VIA Rail, 3 nights hotel accommodation courtesy of InterContinental Toronto Centre and tickets for each of the 4 days to Canada Blooms.
Visit one of the participating Garden Centres, Landscape Design/Build Teams, Nursery Growers or Floral Design Shops and ask for their code, then go online to enter.
Click here to enter the contest.

The contest runs until October 31st, so if you don't see your local garden centre or florist have them contact Chelsea at the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association to find out how they can also participate.

Note: Retail outlets must be a member of CNLA or Flowers Canada to participate.

Toronto Botanical GardenVisit the Gardens and enjoy an evening of music.
The Royal Botanical Gardens are showcasing country music on Tuesdays and Red Hot Jazz and Cool Blues on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 8:30pm, on now until September 3rd. For a full line up visit their website.
The Toronto Botanical Garden are presenting The Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song each Thursday, on now until August 28th, starting at 7pm.
Enjoy concerts by an eclectic roster of popular artists, for a full line up visit their website.
Concerts are set in the natural beauty of the gardens, rain or shine. Bring your own chair. FREE Admission. General seating.
Take in a Tour
The 18th Annual Gardens of Uxbridge Garden Tour
, Saturday, July 12, 10am to 5pm
2014 Markham Garden Tour, Sunday, July 13, from noon to 4pm
Toronto Botanical Garden and Edwards Gardens, (Now through September) Tuesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 6pm
Toronto Music Garden (Now through September) Wednesdays at 11am and Thursdays at 5:30pm

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