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Canada Blooms Awards

There were three awards ceremonies held at Canada Blooms

The Professional Floral Artists were honoured on Professional Florist Day, March 13, 2018, presented by Farm to Canada and Highland Evergreen Supply.

Canada Blooms Professional Awards, held March 15, 2018 at 6 pm, honoured the garden builders and floral artists winners, the garden builders were presented by Landscape Ontario, Hub International and Aviva Insurance.

The Garden Club of Toronto presented the awards to the winners of the Toronto Flower Show on March 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm.

These awards are highly sought after. Come and see those honored by Canada Blooms for being the best in their field.

2018 Garden Builder Awards
2018 Floral Artists Awards
2017 Toronto Flower Show Awards (including Photography and Youth)

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!

Canada Blooms Awards 2018

Garden Builder Awards

  • The Tony DiGiovanni Garden of the Year (Judges’ Choice Award for Best Overall Garden)
    Midnight in Paris, Modern Landscape Designers & TriMatrix Construction
  • The Unilock Award for Outstanding Garden, Small Size
    Alice, Greer Design Group
  • The S. G. Ulbright Award for Outstanding Garden, Medium Size
    Midnight in Paris, Modern Landscape Designers & TriMatrix Construction
  • The Gordon A. MacEachern Award for Outstanding Garden, Large Size
    …Never Forgotten, Genoscape, Highway or Heroes Living Tribute
  • The ‘Do Up The Doorstep’ Feature Award presented by Oaks Landscape Products
    Alice, Greer Design Group
  • The ‘Do Up The Backstep’ Feature Award presented by Oaks Landscape Products
    Found Treasure Island, Skai Leja Landscape Design & Ecoman
  • Outstanding Balcony Garden
    Champagne & Caviar, AKa Designs
  • Outstanding Interpretation of the Show Theme “Let’s Go To The Movies!” presented by Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada
    Movies By The Pool, Aquaspa Pools & Landscape Design
  • The Landscape Ontario Award for Best Overall Quality of Workmanship presented by Hub International 
    Movies By The Pool, Aquaspa Pools & Landscape Design
  • Universal Access Award
    N/A 2018
  • The Dig Safe Builders Award presented by ORCGA
    Movies By The Pool, Aquaspa Pools & Landscape Design
  • Best Use of Bulbs presented by Pioneer Flower Farms
    …Never Forgotten, Genoscape, Highway or Heroes Living Tribute
  • Outstanding Outdoor Entertainment Area
    Hollywood After Party, Land-Con Ltd
  • Outstanding Use of Artistic Elements in a Garden
    An Inconvenient Garden, Mountainhill Landscaping
  • Outstanding Education Garden (for students)
    N/A 2018
  • Outstanding Use of Trees presented by
    Ontario Growers Grove, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association, Tree Landscaping & Dura-Lock
  • Outstanding Use of Interior Plants presented by Jill Jensen Botanicals
    Champagne & Caviar, AKa Designs 
  • Outstanding Use of Annuals and/or Perennials presented by Ontario Flower Growers 
    The Pollinator, City of Toronto
  • Outstanding Use of Walkways
    Welcome To The Front Yard, Stanley Roszak
  • Outstanding Outdoor Living Space
    Oscars After Party, Bancheri Bros
  • The Premier Tech Award for Best Overall Use of Plant Material
    …Never Forgotten, Genoscape, Highway or Heroes Living Tribute
  • Outstanding Use of Lighting presented by Landscape Ontario’s Lighting Group
    The Samurai Garden, J Garfield Thompson Landscape
  • The Garden Club of Toronto Award for Best Overall Use of Colour
    The Pollinator, City of Toronto
  • The Perry Molema Award for Outstanding Use of Water presented by Aquascape Inc.
    This Is Our Movie, Jackson Pond
  • Outstanding Use of Pre-Cast Pavers
    Star Trek Garden, Melanie Rekola Landscape Design
  • Outstanding Use of Natural Stone presented by Beaver Valley Stone
    The Samurai Garden, J Garfield Thompson Landscape
  • The W.E. Bridgeman Award for Best Overall Use of Hard Landscape Elements
    Hollywood After Party, Land-Con Ltd
  • Outstanding Use of Structures
    Here’s Johnny, Flattery Design
  • The Leslie L. Solty Memorial Award for Best Overall Creativity in Garden Design
    The Samurai Garden, J Garfield Thompson Landscape
  • Most Imaginative Garden presented by Niagara Escarpment Views
    Fusion Oasis Under The Stars, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Assoc & Parklane Landscapes
  • Ontario Association of Landscape Architects Award of Excellence
    N/A 2018
  • Outstanding Use of Innovative Elements in Garden
    N/A 2018
  • Best Use of Roses
    N/A 2018
  • Best Use of Pollinators
    N/A 2018
  • Best Use of Containers
    N/A 2018
  • Supplier of The Year Award
    Hardscape – Maynooth Granite
    Softscape – Rodger Tschanz and the University of Guelph
  • Toronto Star’s “People’s Choice” Award
    …Never Forgotten, Genoscape, Highway or Heroes Living Tribute

View the Canada Blooms 2017 Award Winners

View the Canada Blooms 2016 Award Winners

View the Canada Blooms 2015 Award Winners


Floral Artist Awards

  • Judge’s Choice Award
    Reel Flowers, Alma Florist/4165 Flowers (Rada Ristich & Brad Higginson)
  • Best Floral Representation of Show Theme ‘Let’s Go To The Movies’ presented by Highland Evergreen Supply
    Let’s Grow To The Movies, Pure Event Design/Peter & Paul’s Gift (Julie Drago & Team)
  • Outstanding Floral Use of Artistic Elements presented by Farm To Canada
    Reel Flowers, Alma Florist/4165 Flowers (Rada Ristich & Brad Higginson)
  • Best Overall Floral Quality of Workmanship presented by Ontario Flower Growers
    Memoirs Of A Geisha, Fresh Floral Creations (Bruno Duarte)
  • Toronto Star’s “People’s Choice” Award
    Memoirs Of A Geisha, Fresh Floral Creations (Bruno Duarte)
  • SPECIAL COMPETITION: Floral Designer of the Year
    Joseph Delarge, Eco|Stems

Toronto Flower Show 2018 

Horticulture & Design 

Kathy Dembroski Award Judges’ Choice for an entry with the most fascinating and intriguing design in DESIGN, excluding the International Class
Rosemary Passafiume-McLean

Kathy Dembroski Award Judges’ Choice for an entry with the most fascinating and intriguing design in Horticulture, sections A to F inclusive
Carolyn Ford

Libra Award To the exhibitor who wins a first in Design as well as in Horticulture. In Horticulture, no classes with newly acquired plant material are to be considered. Herb classes and Educational classes are eligible as long as they do not include newly acquired plant material. Only one competitor may win this award.
Trudy Grantham

Upper Canada Award – Horticulture and Design.  For the best interpretation of the theme of the show. Open to Garden Club of Toronto Members only.
Rosemary Passafiume McLean

Horticulture

Green Thumb Award Judges’ choice for the exhibit demonstrating outstanding horticultural skills. All Horticultural classes in sections A, B and D are eligible.
Patricia Martin

Anniversary Award Highest aggregate number of points in sections A, B, C and D in the Horticulture classes
Susan Schwab

Helen Cochrane Novice Award For the best exhibit in Classes 21 & 22 by a member of the Garden Club of Toronto, who has NOT previously won a first place ribbon in a Horticultural class at the Garden Club of Toronto’s annual show.
Dorcas Beaton

Jane McArthur Award Best exhibit in a class that is both educational and challenging in Section C, in Classes 15 to 18 inclusive, and in Section D, 19, 20, and 23-25 inclusive
Rosemary Dobson

Lee Valley Award Best Exhibit in Classes 1 to 25 inclusive
Susan Schwab

Special Exhibits

William Neilson Award Judges’ Choice for best exhibit combining design and horticultural excellence in Classes 31, 32 and 33.
Judy Zinni

The Garden Club of Toronto Horticultural Bowl Judges’ Choice in Classes 34 and 35.
Marie Adams

Jane Donnelley Award For the best interpretive design in Horticulture in Class 28, 29 and 30
Carolyn Ford

Elizabeth Bryce Award For best exhibit in Herb Classes 26 inclusive
Claudia Pedone

Evelyn Meagher Award For the highest number of points in Herb Classes 27
Joyce Johnson

Note: The designation “Judges’ Choice” gives judges the freedom to choose a particular exhibit. It is not necessarily one which won first.

Design Awards

Founders Gold Cup For creative works of outstanding beauty in a design which includes fresh plant material. Members may win the Gold Cup any number of times. Miniature designs, Table designs and Classes 109 DISNEY CLASSICS, 110 BEACH PARTY, 111 ROMANCE, 113 IMPROV, 114 THRILLER, and 115 EXPERIMENTAL are not eligible
Sue Clarkson

The Katherine Hobbs Award For distinctive design. Open only to winners of the Founders Gold Cup and to members who have been contenders for the award since its inception (not including this show). Members may win the Hobbs Award any number of times. All competitive exhibits by Hobbs winners and contenders will be eligible each entry day, except for Miniature designs, Table designs and Classes 109 DISNEY CLASSICS, 110 BEACH PARTY and 115 EXPERIMENTAL.
Margaret Taylor

The Garden Clubs of Ontario Award Judges’ Choice for the most creative design by the Garden Club member, who has never been a contender for Katherine Hobbs Award. Katherine Hobbs Award contenders for this show are not eligible.
Deborah Landers

Helen Cochrane Novice Award Judges’ Choice for most distinctive design, by a member of the Garden Club of Toronto who has NOT previously won a first place ribbon in a design class at a Garden Club of Toronto annual show. Novice must declare eligibility for this award to the Convenor at entry time.
Judi Frost

Joyce Girvan Award Judges’ Choice for best mass design in any class 102 and 202
Rosemary Passafiume-Mclean

Garden Club of Toronto Silver Anniversary Rose Bowl Judges Choice for most distinctive table design in class 108 and 208
Carolyn Whiteside

Garden Club of Toronto Silver Trillium Award Judges’ Choice for most distinctive miniature design from classes 104, 105, 204 and 205
Margaret Taylor

TD Bank Group Award Judges’ Choice for most distinctive design in class 109 DISNEY CLASSICS and 110 BEACH PARTY
Sandra Willamson

Camston Award Awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate number of points in the Design section obtained during the show.
Lil Taggart

Award for Colour Awarded for best use of colour in the Design section.
Carolyn Whiteside

International Design Award

The Heather Fuller Award  Judges Choice in the International Class 115
Betty O’Neill – Ireland

Open Class Awards and Canada Blooms Awards

Canada Blooms Award of Horticultural Excellence  For the highest aggregate number of points for an Open Class exhibitor in sections A, B, C, and F, excluding members of The Garden Club of Toronto
Helen Stanimirovic

Horticultural

Tommy Thompson Award Best exhibit in sections A and B excluding those of any member of The Garden Club of Toronto
Helen Stanimirovic

Canada Blooms Award  Judge’s Choice in class 104.
Irena Code – Garden Club of London

Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in class 1 and 2 inclusive
Judy Lewis

Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in class 3 and 4 inclusive
Joyce Johnson

Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in class 5 and 6 inclusive
Martha Huffman

Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in class 7 and 8 inclusive
Helen Stanimirovic

Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in classes 9 and 10
Joyce Johnson

Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in classes 11 to 14 inclusive
Martha Huffman

Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in classes 15 to 18 inclusive
Sylvana Croce

Canada Blooms Award Best exhibit in class 114
Irina Code

Special Exhibits

Garden Clubs of Ontario Award Best exhibit in class 36
Leaside Garden Society

Toronto Botanical Gardens Award Judges’ choice in class 37
Sylvana Croce & Valerie Panoroni

Design

The Garden Club of Toronto Award (Design) For the most distinctive design in Classes 113  and 213
N/A

Canada Blooms WAFA (World Association of Floral Artists) Award  Awarded to a member to The Garden Club of Toronto who is registered to enter a design at the WAFA show
N/A 2018

Other

Photography Award Judges’ Choice for Best in Show
Stan Lapadus

Professional Florist Award Honourary Award in Recognition of a Professional Florist at Canada Blooms chosen for their contribution to the Toronto Flower Show
N/A in 2017

 

Thanks to all the participants, congratulations to all the winners!

 

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