Let’s Go To The Movies! Canada Blooms Celebrates the Silver Screen
Calling all movie buffs and garden lovers alike. Get ready to be inspired at Canada Blooms 2018 with an array of floral and landscape designs influenced by some of Hollywood’s greatest blockbusters.
Guests will experience their first breath of Spring at Canada Blooms: The Flower and Garden Festival, March 9-18 at the Enercare Centre (formerly the Direct Energy Centre).
Come celebrate our 22nd 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.
Over 25 Gardens – Stunning gardens created by Canada’s top garden designers, architects and builders.
Small Space Gardens
1. Balcony Gardens – you asked for it, and we listened. 6 balcony gardens offer you an opportunity to see what can be done in a 6′ x 10′ space.
2. Oaks Landscape Product’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 (G17A-D & G23A-E).
Visit the Highway of Heroes Tribute Garden designed and built by Genoscape Inc. paying tribute to the soldiers who have given their lives for our freedom. Highway of Heroes Tribute plans to plant 1 tree for every soldier lost along the Highway of Heroes. (G11)
Check out the cool and refreshing Tetley Tea Garden and leave with a sample of their new ice tea selection. G19
Floral Alley – Innovative displays by local Floral Artists. We challenged eight floral artist to consider the theme Let’s Go To The Movies
Click here to see this year’s Floral Artist’s Page
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, The Royal Scot Hotel and Suites, Royal Canadian Museum and CVS Tours. Ballots can be found at the Toronto Star booth (G32B), the Wine Garden (G41), Info Booths 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 and The Toronto Botanical Garden have displays at this year’s festival.
Seminars – Enjoy 100s of hours gardening and floral advice from industry professionals on the Unilock Celebrity Stage and Garden Solutions Stage presented by Harrowsmith featuring the Master Gardeners Speaker Series, are both located on the festival floor in Hall G as well as the Garden Marketplace Stage in Hall H.
Mark’s Choice 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 (G36).
The Gardening Experience is also home to a number of workshops and demonstrations throughout the 10 days of the festival, including the Li’l Sprouts series presented by Master Gardeners of Ontario. Demonstrations are included with your admission. Make and Take workshops have an additional fee.
Click to see Workshop Page
Ontario Flower Growers Floral 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.
The Wine Lounge at CB presented by Colio – 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?
1. 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.
2. Gardening Experts Zone
Do you have a gardening or landscaping dilemma? Well we have the answers. In the Gardening Experts Zone you will find landscape designers, contractors, lighting experts, experts from horticultural organizations who are happy to share their wealth of knowledge with you. You will also find the MUST SEES for 2018 from Proven Winners and be able to find out more about the Canadian Shield Roses from Vineland Research and Innovation.
3. Ask A Floral Expert
From 10am-2pm each day you can have all your floral questions answered by a professional floral designer.
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.