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2014 Floral Runway
The floral displays at Canada Blooms were truly magical. Canada’s best floral designers dazzled visitors with their interpretations of Wild! Ten professional floral designers create a magical display that grew and changed with the festival. As flowers wilted, they were refreshed. These stunning displays changed and bloomed from day to day. Our florists’ arrangements walked the runway. Mannequins were the base for our professionals to dress up.
View the 2014 professional florist by clicking here.
Toronto Flower Show
Visitors delighted in stunning floral creations at the standard judged Toronto Flower Show at Canada Blooms 2014. Presented in its full majesty by the Garden Club of Toronto, The Toronto Flower Show was a breath-taking display and competition among amateur floral arrangers and garden club members. Visitors were able to enjoy the nation’s most provocative floral arrangements.
Want to do more than just stop to smell the flowers? This is your chance to show off your green thumb! Non-professional exhibitors and members of Horticultural Societies or Garden Clubs are welcome to enter the “Open” classes. Compete in Horticulture Special Exhibits, Floral Design, Photography, and there’s even a Youth category.
The 2015 schedule will be available in September
All Toronto Flower Show entrants are invited to the Awards Ceremony on the Canada Blooms main stage, Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
Register – 2015 registration will be open in September
The Unilock Celebrity Stage presented by HGTV and Valleyview Gardens
Inspired by our 2014 theme, WILD!, our Celebrity stage carried festival goers away to another world…they dreamt about South Asia, the Indian Ocean, Australia…it was all here. Thanks to the generosity of Valleyview Gardens, the stage was been planted with ornamental bamboo originally from East Asia to sub-Saharan Africa.
Draceana Song of India, a species a tropical tree native to Madagascar, Mauritius, and other islands in the Indian Ocean, Kimberly ferns, which originated in Australia, and mass plantings of large leafed colourful Croton Magnificent, Neon Algerian Ivy, and variegated Ginger, native to tropical Asia were all found on our stage. Also Blue Bismarckia Palms, native of Madagascar, with its silvery-blue, fan shaped leaves, Phoenix Roebelini, a species of small date palm native to Southeastern Asia. The front of the stage included a mass of bromeliads of all sizes, and variegated pineapple, all in the yellows, blues, greens and pinks; which completed our wild tropical stage.
Larry Varlese, owner of Valleyview Gardens, and his team worked with the Canada Blooms Artistic Director to come up with a concept for the stage. Upon delivery of the plants at the Direct Energy Centre, the team was very active in the placement of the plant material in order to highlight the colours and textures of the different plants.
Thank you, Larry and the team for your great work and generosity, we can’t thank you enough.