An exclusive peek at Canada Blooms the Flower & Garden Festival
March 18 – 22, 2009

At The Home Depot Inspired Living Centre, you’ll find yourself strolling through colourful spring tulips that surround a skyhigh cascading water feature. This year’s spectacular garden showcases the many ideas that can be achieved for your own backyard. A deck design expert will be on hand to offer inspiration and ideas for upgrading your existing space and Home Depot Associates will have plenty of tips and advice on your next outdoor project. “Eco options” products will also be on display to help you create a more sustainable environment.

Travel to Canada Blooms with VIA Rail between March 17 and 23, 2009 and save 10 per cent on your trip to Toronto. And when you’re at the show, pick up an EZ Rock (97.3 fm) ‘tune in’ card for your chance to win a trip for two to the garden of your choice along the VIA Rail Garden Route. Visit the VIA Rail Garden Route Lounge in the northwest corner of the Marketplace where representatives from some of Canada’s most magnificent public gardens, garden attractions and Communities in Bloom will be available to answer your garden travel questions.

From tips on organic gardening to advice on creating inspirational containers, the Grey Power Celebrity Stage features some of Canada’s premier gardening experts, including Mark Cullen, Marjorie Mason and many others. Receive one complimentary ticket to Canada Blooms when you call Grey Power at 1-866-295-6903 for a no-obligation auto/home insurance quote*.

* One ticket per person. Offer valid until March 20, 2009. Tickets will be available at the Canada Blooms Ticket Office and may only be picked up by the person receiving the quote.

Twenty-two talented professional florists are busy planning the magnificent floral designs that will be on display at the Niagara Wine Garden. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the stunningly creative arrangements of the Professional Florists Area, presented this year by Iris Advantage, offering an innovative online solution for professional florists.

Tickets to Toronto’s greenest gala are still available. The shenanigans at the St. Patrick’s Day Canada Blooms Opening Night Party on March 17 include Celtic dancers, oysters shucked by Galway Oyster Festival champion, Patrick McMurray as well as live music from Finnegan and Deborah Quigley and her Lilleann Pipes. The festivities are hosted by Tourism Ireland and Sobeys, with special guests the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and His Excellency Declan Kelly, Ambassador of Ireland to Canada. Order your tickets online at

Canada Blooms was founded by the Garden Club of Toronto and Landscape Ontario
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