Features & Attractions

Oh! Canada, Canada Blooms celebrates Canada’s Sesquicentennial
Guests will experience their first breath of Spring at  Canada Blooms: The Flower and Garden Festival, March 10-19 at the Enercare Centre (formerly the Direct Energy Centre).
Come celebrate our 21st Annual Festival with plenty of stunning creative gardens in a dazzling display of colour, texture and fragrance designed by Canada’s best landscape designers, architects and builders. Choose from over  a 100 hours of seminars and demonstrations by industry experts who are happy to share their knowledge and love of horticulture and floriculture.

Highlights include:

Over 25 Gardens - Stunning gardens created by Canada’s top garden designers, architects and builders.

Oaks by Brampton Brick’s Do Up The Doorstep Gardens - We have 5 front yard gardens and 4 backyard gardens, see how innovative these garden builders can be in a small space (G20A-D & G27A-E).

Visit the Secret Path Garden designed and built by Genoscape Inc. Paying tribute to Chanie Wenjack, who just wanted to go home. Chanie was relocated to a Indian Residential School and ran away to try and return home. Unfortunately, he was not equipped for the unforgiving terrain of Northern Ontario and he never made it home. Gord Downie, frontman for the Tragically Hip was inspired to create and album and graphic novel project – The Secret Path (G11).

Floral Alley - Innovative displays by local Floral Artists. We challenged eight floral artist to consider the theme “Coast to Coast”, a variation of “Oh! Canada”,  in their unique and creative displays.
Click here to see this year’s Floral Artist’s Page
Click here to visit 2016 Floral Artist’s Page

Botanical Art Exhibition – see the beautiful photography of TM GLASS (G15). Combining beautiful Canadian Flowers with stunning vases from the Royal Ontario Museum & Gardiner Museum.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE GARDEN AND FLORAL DISPLAY - for a chance to win a trip to beautiful Victoria BC and a special tea at Butchart Gardens. The trip is courtesy of the Toronto Star, Tourism Victoria, The Oswego Hotel and CVS Tours.  Ballots can be found at the Toronto Star booth (G28), the Wine Garden (G36) and the Festival Office in Salon 107 at Hall B.

Ontario Growers Grove - Discover Ontario Grown trees and plants and why you should be buying Ontario Grown products (G4).

Flowers, plants and more - Jill Jensen Botanicals, The Toronto Botanical Garden, Medallion Plants all have displays at this year’s festival.  Drop by HortusTV to find out what is new on the Gardening Channel. Located throughout Hall G.

and why you should be buying Ontario Grown products.

Tools for a Greener Lawn - Drop by the Troy-Bilt booth (G29) and see what are the latest tools for lawn care this season.

Seminars -  Enjoy 100s of hours gardening and floral advice from industry professionals on the Unilock Celebrity Stage presented by HGTV and Hortus TV Garden Solutions Stage presented by Harrowsmith featuring the Master Gardeners Speaker Series, are both located on the festival floor in Hall G.
Enjoy the LID (Low Impact Development) Environmentally Conscious Series.  Look for the LID mark on our speakers page.
Visit The Speaker Page
Unilock Celebrity Stage
Hortus TV Garden Solutions Stage
Presented by Harrowsmith

Garden Marketplace Stage

Fafard Gardening Experience Workshops - Kids from 5 to 95 are invited to drop by and learn all about soil and seed planting. Plant your own seeds to take home and watch them grow (G32).
The Fafard Gardening Experience is also home to a number of workshops and demonstrations throughout the 10 days of the festival. Demonstrations are included with your admission.  Make and Take workshops have an additional fee.
Click to see Workshop Page

pickOntario Flower Market - Over 1500 sq. ft. of flowers and plants from Ontario’s top growers are located in one area. Come see why you should buy local and  “pick Ontario”

Colio Wine Garden - It is a Canada Blooms tradition to drop by the Wine Garden for a refreshing glass of wine, listen to the various musicians while you enjoy the festival. It is a time honoured tradition.

Ask The Experts
Have a garden or horticulture question?
Drop by the Master Gardeners of Ontario Advice Clinc, or bring your plans, pictures and dilemmas to the skilled horticulturalists at the One on One Garden Advice Clinic booth and they will have you walking away with a number of solutions.

Humber Nurseries will have industry professionals at their Marketplace Booth (H147) who can help you  with any number of projects.

Ask A Landscaper
Drop by ExperTrees display (G27E) at the Oaks Do-Up-The Doorsteps and find the answer to any landscape problem you might be having.

Gardeners Fare had experts from Horticultural Organizations and they would be happy to share a wealth of knowledge with you, to make this your best gardening season yet.

And… All roads lead to Canada Blooms

Follow the roadway carpet from the entrances at either Heritage Court (TTC entrance) or Hall B (Canada Blooms main entrance) and you will discover garden marketplace vendors and artisans on your way to Canada Blooms located in Hall G.

Vendors and Floor Plan
Click to see a Vendors & Garden Builder list
Floor Plan – coming soon



What is Canada Blooms?

Canada Blooms is an annual world-class festival that connects people to the joys and benefits of nature through experiences with gardens and flowers, by promoting, educating, inspiring and celebrating all aspects of horticulture....


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