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Get Ready for Canada Blooms 2018!

Canada Blooms showcases the best garden designers and builders in the Nation. This is your chance to show close to 200,000 garden enthusiasts what you can do. Promote yourself and your industry at Canada’s premier garden festival. This is a unique opportunity to create a space that inspires, captivates, and expresses.

If you have ever considered promoting your business by building a garden feature at Canada Blooms, now is the time to let us know.

We are proud of our Tradition of Excellence as we present the best of Ontario’s Landscape and Horticultural Industry in the feature garden area of Canada Blooms. We invite you to join us to celebrate our 2018 festival. The theme will be determined shortly.

We are currently accepting applications from recognized and respected landscape architects, designers and design/build firms who are interested in creating a Feature Garden at Canada Blooms, March 9-18, 2018.  Notice of intent will be needed by April 7, 2017 with rendering submitted by May 26.

Please note we have limited space available to showcase the talent, creativity, craftsmanship and professionalism of our industry members at Canada Blooms. We are again co-locating with the National Home Show creating North America’s Largest Home and Garden Event.

How We Help

Successful candidates receive the following.

  • Complimentary space
  • Sand for construction
  • Mulch for garden beds
  • Access to volunteer labour
  • Access to environmentally friendly propane-powered machinery
  • Water for maintenance and water features
  • Forced plant material, at their visual peak, at wholesale prices
  • Complimentary tickets
  • Promotion in the Canada Blooms magazine presented to all attendees
  • Link to your organization on the Canada Blooms Website, with over 11 million visits
  • Opportunity to participate in scheduled ‘face to face’ appointments with potential clients
  • Awards that include exciting marketing campaigns for the best of the best!

No other festival in the world offers so much assistance.

Opportunities to Consider

Date of submission is April 7 2017.

All feature garden space will be rectangular.

Small Space – 100-200 square feet (hard wall backdrop provided). These gardens should be stylish and striking in their design and challenge the designer to find clever solutions to restrictions in space and conflicts of use often found in extreme environments.

Small – 400 to 600 square feet. These gardens should be stylish and striking and designers are encouraged to find clever solutions to small space challenges.

Medium – 800 to 1,200  square feet. The choice of materials and planting should showcase sustainable solutions in innovative ways.

Large – up to 2400 square feet. We actively encourage diversity of design in this category with the expectation that your garden will include 50% green space, and full accessibility to all show-goers.

Participants must submit a design proposal, between March 31 & May 26,  in the form of a sketch, rendering or drawing or any combination of these, and must consist of either: two 8.5″ x 11″ or one 11″ x 17″ jpeg(s). A paragraph explaining your design must accompany your rendering.
Please read Criteria for Feature Garden Builders at the bottom of the page.

Rendering can be submitted by email: info@canadablooms.com or fax: 416-477-1567
Hard copies can be mailed to the Canada Blooms office (7856 Fifth Line South, Milton, ON   L9T 2X8 ) if preferred.

Your proposal will be reviewed by the competition committee and you will be notified by email if you are selected to proceed by July 2, 2017.

Please note that feature garden space is limited and submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants will be notified if they are selected, once all designs have been reviewed by the Design Committee for final selection.

If you have any questions please contact us at info@canadablooms.com.

180,000+ consumers and gardening enthusiasts!

Criteria For Feature Garden Builders – 2018

The Design Review Committee will be using the following criteria when selecting garden participants to Canada Blooms 2018:

  • Submission of proposal no later than May 26, 2017 (note date change)
  • Submission of a design proposal for the garden in the form of a sketch, rendering or drawing or any combination of these, and must
    consist of either: two 8.5″ x 11″ or one 11″ x 17″ jpeg(s). A design description must accompany the design proposal.
  • Information regarding new products, techniques etc. may be highlighted in proposal.
  • Design proposal that meets the current needs of Canada Blooms (ie: innovative, “wow” the crowds, theme, etc).
  • Plant material (living greenery) in garden to fill a minimum of 50% of gardens over 1,000 sq feet, and 30% for gardens under 1,000 sq ft.
  • Company reputation of high level of workmanship.
  • Innovative, creative, highly imaginative gardens designed and built at Canada Blooms in the past. Includes cooperative and professional conduct in dealings with Canada Blooms staff, volunteers and Enercare Centre staff in the past.
  • Demonstration of ability to work well under pressure (tight time-lines).
  • Access into gardens must include a ramp for wheeled vehicles OR garden must be fully on view from outside its perimeter.
  • No outstanding balance with Canada Blooms for goods and services from the past.
  • Note: Active Landscape Ontario members in good standing are potentially eligible for subsidy

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor at the National Home Show, click here.

 

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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7856 Fifth Line South
Milton, ON L9T 2X8
416.447.8655

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