Canada Blooms

Feature Gardens of 2013


The passions of architecture and nature converge to ignite your imagination and illuminate your soul. The sights, sounds and scents of these gardens will trigger your senses into overload.

Relive Canada Blooms of the past all over again!

Our feature gardens allow you to explore acres of fantasy gardens that capture the imagination with their vibrant colours, alluring fragrances and captivating designs. View the great gardens of Canada Blooms 2013 all over again!  In this video you will also have a chance to meet some of the fantastic Designers and Landscapers whose work make Canada Blooms such a huge success.

NTD Chinese Culture Garden3By Pacific East Landscaping / NTD Television

This garden shows many key features of classical Gardens of Suzhou with constructed landscapes mimicking natural scenery of rocks, stones, and ponds with a strategically located pagoda. It reflects the profound metaphysical importance of natural beauty in Chinese culture and their meticulous design. Pacific East Landscaping NTD Television

A Spring Gathering34By Parklane Ltd. / Tourism Ireland

Outstanding Representation of Sponsor Message presented by Hub Sinclair-Cockburn; Outstanding Use of Natural Stone

Parklane Nurseries Ltd. has partnered with Tourism Ireland and Royal Irish Tours to create “A Spring Gathering”, a garden inspired by the natural and man-made landscapes of Ireland.   Parklane’s design creates a space for visitors to gather and celebrate new life, rebirth and spring. Walk the cobbled pathways set amongst the standing stones and rolling emerald hills. Then pause to consider the magic of our past…and future. Be sure to ask about your chance to win a trip for two to Ireland for ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013.’ Parklane Ltd. Tourism Ireland

Spring. In A Box. 4By Holbrook & Associates

S.G. Ulbright Award for Outstanding Garden - Medium Size, Canada Blooms Judge's Choice Award for Best Overall Garden; Outstanding Use of Artistic Elements in a Garden; Leslie L Solty Memorial Award for Best Overall Creativity in Garden Design

This contemporary springtime terrace has been designed with a condominium owner in mind.  It features a covered outdoor sitting area, designed with a colour scheme primarily in charcoal grey, red and white. An architectural stone and metal feature wall serves as the space’s prminent focal point. The terrace is hedged with Yews while the custom middle planters are filled with sculpted cloud-like boxwood formations, small specimen trees adn herbs.  The floor of the terrace consists of ipe decking and limestone paving. Whimsical touches of red enhance the overall aesthetic. Holbrook & Associates

Magicool 7By Genoscape

The Perry Molema Award for Outstanding Use of Water presented by Aquascape; Outstanding Use of Permacon Product

Come discover what is Magic about Spring?  The weather gets warmer, it rains a lot, the trees start to leaf and the flowers start to bloom.  Within our garden, we intend to present all of the literal elements that spring does – different type of water features, as well as sunny and rainy areas.  What can be more magical than a real rainbow, not a projection, created with mist and rain droplets. Genoscape

Wine Senory Garden8By Mori Gardens / Reif Estate Winery

Outstanding Use of Annuals and/or Perennials presented by Vanhof and Blokker

Reif Estate Winery and Mori Gardens invite you to explore their Wine Sensory Garden to contemplate the sounds, colours, aromas and flavours in a relaxed garden oasis. Mori Gardens is sure to inspire with just the right detail to make your outdoor living area beautiful and tranquil this spring with great container garden ideas. Reif Estate will share wines that will pair perfectly with cheese samples presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada and will have special offers to visit the winery this summer and a contest you can enter to win 2 tickets to their Annual Winemakers Summer Luncheon on the veranda at the majestic Grand Victorian Mansion. Mori Gardens Reif Estate Winery

Timeless…What’s old is new again 9By Landscape Ontario

Outstanding Use of Structures

In 2013, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association celebrates its 40th anniversary. To honour the occasion, members have collaborated on a garden reflecting the changes in garden use and design over the years. As you walk the garden path, enjoy the transition from natural, utilitarian function to a more contemporary, viewing garden. The theme of this year’s garden reflects the advancements of the horticultural industry over the years and the powerful message of sustainability, whether through food production or reusing materials. Stone, water, and plants are elements that have been cornerstone building blocks of society over time, used to protect and feed loved ones or to provide a space to reflect and ponder. Landscape Ontario

Alchemy of Style + Technology10By Unilock

The Alchemy of Unilock’s ability to connect style +technology has led the industry since its inception in 1972. Our versatile pallet of colours, textures and European inspired style makes it possible to turn your magical dream into magical reality. With this in mind, Unilock has created a Feature Garden that will not only amaze you but will also inspire you in creating your very own magical outdoor living environment. After all, your home is where family and friends connect with one another. Unilock is “Designed to Connect”. Unilock

The Swim N’ Spa Escape11By Miyabi Inc. / Discounter Pool & Spa Warehouse

Relax, Entertain & Enjoy in your own affordable “Swim N’ Spa Escape by Discounter’s Pool & Spa Warehouse”. Miyabi Inc. Discounter Pool & Spa Warehouse

The Sugar Bush14By Near North

Outstanding Interpretation of Festival Theme "Magic of Spring"

Our garden represents a visit to the Sugar Bush. The sweet smell of maple syrup at the sugar bush awakens our senses. Spring flowers are peeping through the snow, sap is dripping from the trees and dozens of kids and kids at heart  are enjoying the sweet treat of maple taffy. A sure sign the Magic of Spring is finally here. Near North

A Harmonious Retreat16By Elite Environments

A natural setting where family and friends can come together to enjoy  each other on a warm summer night. Elite Environments

Otium17By Shawn Gallaugher

Most Imaginative Garden; Garden Club of Toronto Award for Best Overall Use of Colour

Visitors can enjoy this new style of garden that I have developed for clients to improve their physical and mental well being. This is not your typical outdoor gym but rather a unique natural setting. The combination of exercising outdoors, being in a garden and a part of nature is a magical experience of renewal. Shawn Gallaugher

Senses Awaken18By Aura Landscaping

Melt your winter blues away as the magic of spring awakens your senses, leading you down our garden path towards the warmth, sights, sounds and scents that we call spring.  Let nature’s elements rejuvenate your soul in this tranquil setting that showcases our passion for what we do. Aura Landscaping

The Magic of Spring19By Canada Blooms/Bloemen Decor

As Canadians, we look forward to shedding our winter layers, feel active, and light hearted. We are thirsty for  revival, rejuvenation, romanticism, growth, hope, beauty, colour, gardening; and that is The Magic of Spring, at last! Come explore and celebrate Spring!” Partners include: Spring Valley Gardens Timbereno Flowers Woodhill greenhouses Slaman Greenhouses Ultra Grow Virgil Greenhouses Cosmic Plants Humber College Student volunteers

Take The Inside Out This Spring!20By Royal Stone Landscaping and Design

Outstanding Outdoor Living Spaces presented by Canadian Wildlife Federation

Everyone will want to get outside with features like these in their own backyard! This garden brings together many outdoor amenities that are both functional and provide a sense of drama. All that is missing is you and your family to enjoy it all… Royal Stone Landscaping and Design

Hope Springs Eternal21By Kent Ford Design Group Inc. / M &S Architectural Ltd.

Best Use of Bulbs presented by TradeWinds International Sales; Humber Nurseries Award for Best Overall Use of Plant Material

The garden represents an evolution of hope and optimism, through three distinct garden rooms. The first is an entry foyer beneath a canopy of Linden trees arranged in a formal Bosque. Shade perennials suitable for any residential garden occupy the area beneath the Lindens. This transitions into a variety of flowering shrubs and perennials noted for their foliage interest that snake in between three waves of Hicks Yews. This leads into the garden’s central area which is defined by a dramatic overhead structure of rough-hewn timbers. There is a water wall that rains down from the structure , which is a symbol of renewal. The final garden room  is enclosed by Hardy Bamboo and Columnar White Pine with  perennials and  low shrubs that would be appropriate for a bright and sunny garden. This represents the climax of the garden journey and the realization of hope and the promise of spring. Kent Ford Design Group Inc. M &S Architectural Ltd.

Magic in the Garden24By D.A. Gracey

Gordon A MacEachern Award for Outstanding Garden - Large Size; Outstanding Use of Walkways

The D.A Gracey garden this year celebrates how The Magic of Teamwork combines four different garden styles to create one grand (1,590 sq. ft.) garden. The remarkable employees of the company show off their diversity in garden design by incorporating: Oriental, Formal, Contemporary and Naturalistic design themes. D.A. Gracey has decided to use Canada Blooms to showcase the remarkable talent and creativity of the individuals who make the company what it is today – its employees. The design, planning and installation processes of creating ‘Magic in the Garden” will develop not only an enormous amount of teamwork, passion and creativity in our staff;   but also create a sense of pride in each foreman with their individual garden.  It is apparent that all of the talented and passionate staff of D.A Gracey & Associates Ltd. is focussed on creating ‘Magic in the Garden’ at Canada Blooms 2013. D.A. Gracey

Body and Soul25By Shibui Landscaping

Sheridan Nurseries Award for Outstanding Garden - Small Size; Landscape Ontario Award for Best Overall Quality of Workmanship; Outstanding Use of Innovative Elements in a Garden

A garden can be a place to relax the mind and body. But it can also be a place to exercise the body and soul. Shibui Landscaping

Equinox26By Landscapes By Lucin/Sean Anderson

After enduring a long dark winter, we all look forward to extended daylight hours, warmer temperatures and the sounds and scents of a new season. With a nod to classical design and sensory stimulation, EQUINOX is the perfect urban garden to celebrate  the return of spring with friends and family. Landscapes By Lucin

The Canadian Wildlife Federation Natural Playground29By Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds / Canadian Wildlife Federation

Universal Access Award; Outstanding Use of Trees; W. E. Bridgeman Award for Best Overall Use of Hard Landscape Elements

Partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Bienenstock is back, connecting kids to nature in another spectacular playground. This fully accessible playground is designed to inspire teachers and parents to engage all five senses through play. This is the outdoor learning lab of the future at a time when our child’s brains are still forming… the place where they will begin their journey towards a lifelong connection to nature, art and music. Enter through a twisted log fort along a path of wood and stone through a lush forest of maples, birches, and hemlocks. A slide carved from a 300 yr old oak, sand and water play, a chime fence,  a sideways tree climber, and interactive programming from The Canadian Wildlife Federation and Bienenstock, will engage children of all ages and abilities. Come and learn about the playgrounds of our future. Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds Canadian Wildlife Federation

Celebrating 100 Years of Innovation in Horticulture30By Sheridan Nurseries

Outstanding Education Garden

Take a unique journey through horticultural history with Sheridan Nurseries’ celebratory Feature Garden. Marking the company’s 100th anniversary, this exhibit will not only reignite memories of major Canadian gardening milestones, but it will excite the senses of every avid gardener as they explore what the future of horticulture has to offer. Sheridan Nurseries

Enchanted Greenery 33By Creative Garden Design

Outstanding Use of Interior Plants presented by Brookdale Treeland Nurseries

Enter in to a garden that will show you all the magic surrounding Green Roofs.  Discover the most sustainable way to manage the growing demand for high quality produce on a local level – Urban Agriculture.  Learn how to lower both heating and cooling costs and therefore energy consumption.  Explore the many benefits of green vertical growing space. Creative Garden Design

Summer White31ABy Plant World

Experience the magic of a white garden. Create a tranquil oasis using white as your focal point. Extend the white accents of your house into the front garden to create harmonious flow Plant World

PARKed 31BBy Ecoman / Victoria Taylor

Using elements from the public realm, ‘PARKed’ presents a vision for the front garden as a spatial and visible link to community – a place that encourages biking, social gathering and improvements to the urban forest. Ecoman Victoria Taylor

Asian Influence32ABy J Garfield Thompson Landscape Ltd

The intent of this garden, is to show how effective simplicity can be, as influenced by the  subtle, exacting details of Japanese Design.

Curb Appeal Made Easy32BBy Denis Flanagan, CLD / Invision Landscaping

I’ve envisioned a simple low maintenance planting that off-sets the garage, leaving lot of room to play for a young family. Denis Flanagan, CLD Invision Landscaping


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....


Canada Blooms
7856 Fifth Line South
Milton, ON L9T 2X8

On the Web


Sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive Canada Blooms news and gardening tips and offers right in you inbox.

©Copyright 2013 Canada Blooms
Site bySNAP 360