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Feature Gardens 2015


“Let’s Party” as you journey into the 2015 feature garden designers, builders and architects who created fun innovative showcases that ignited imagination and overwhelmed senses.

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 2015 all over again!

“Let’s Play!” as you watch the video of the Feature Garden Builders at Canada Blooms!

Otium Outdoor Exercise GardenCB02By Shawn Gallaugher and Landscape Ontario

Landscape Ontario Award for Overall Workmanship, Most Imaginative Garden Design presented by Niagara Escarpment Views

The Otium Concept, developed by Shawn Gallaugher Design is a garden that is designed with a form of boot camp style exercises that are performed in the landscape to strengthen ones’ health, well being, and connection to nature.

Landscape Ontario
Shawn Gallaugher

My Backyard OasisCB05By University Pro Landscaping

Best Use of Colour

Drift away in your own backyard of relaxation and play with University Pro Landscapers unique “Oasis” personalized designs. Your backyard experience features tailored pools with tree shaded areas, swim-up bars and distinct fountains and light features.

University Pro Landscapers

Why Not?...PlayCB06By Near North Hardscape

Outstanding Use of Artistic Elements In A Garden

Play time is family time and our garden is both relaxing and joyful

Near North Hardscapes

Tic - Tac - ToeCB07By Vaughan Landscaping

Outstanding Outdoor Living Spaces

Shift the focus from the everyday to garden play. Hear and see the water fall. Follow the streams and see where they lead. Nestle and let nature nurture.

Vaughan Landscaping

Stonedene RetreatCB11By Landscapes by Lucin

Outstanding Use of Natural Stone presented by Beaver Valley Stone; The W.E. Bridgeman Trophy for Best Overall Use of Hard Landscape Elements

“Stonedene Retreat” is a garden where you regain your faculties in an urban landscape.  Let your senses dance and play around exciting textures, sights, and sounds.  Entertain your friends over dinner or simply unwind with family in nature.

Landscapes by Lucin

Canada Blooms LoungeCB12By Creative Garden Designs

A musical interlude.

Designed by: Creative Garden Designs Inc.

Built by: Canada Blooms, Landscape Ontario, Premier Property Maintenance and So Green.

My Backyard SanctuaryCB13By Aquaspa Pools & Landscape Design

Outstanding Outdoor Entertainment Area

A beautiful backyard should be able to show the playfulness inside of you. It is your own personal getaway to enjoy life and share with close ones. Don’t you think it is time to put away the winter clothes and once again hear the sound of water flowing in the summer breeze?

Aquaspa Pool & Landscape Design

The Graffiti GardenCB14ABy Jennifer Harvey Designs

This urban style garden was produced in less than 24 hours with the generosity of the gardens around it.

Graffiti Wall by Calder Schantz

Designed & Built by
Jennifer Harvey CAFA, CFD



The Rain GameCB16By Parklane Nurseries

Gordon A MacEachern Award for Outstanding Garden, Large Size, Outstanding Educational Garden

In an effort to protect our fresh water resources from pollutants and run-off, the Parklane Rain Game challenges visitors to think of how each of us can capture rain in our gardens to help control Storm-water run-off and recharge the water table.


2015 Rain Garden Project Final Report

The Bienenstock PlayforestCB17By Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds

Outstanding Interpretation of Festival Theme "Let's Play" presented by Isuzu Canada, Leslie L Solty Memorial Award for Best Overall Creativity in a Garden,

What better way to celebrate Canada Blooms 2015 theme of PLAY and their new mission ‘to connect people to nature’ than in ‘The Bienenstock Playforest’ with The Canadian Wildlife Federation.
Come and see why Bienenstock’s Natural Playgrounds are now a global phenomenon and sign up for a Family Nature Club with the Canadian Wildlife Federation. The kid in you will never want to leave.

Natural Playgrounds

ExhaleCB18By Jacobs Gardenscape

Outstanding Uses of Elements in a Garden presented by Floral Dimensions

Enjoy outdoor life. Run, have fun, and take time to relax.

Jacobs Gardenscape

Nature in PlayCB22By ExperTrees

The ExperTrees Garden at Canada Blooms evokes images of Nature in Play, capturing the abstract essence of nature, playfully exploring with unique materials to remind the audience of the relaxing effects our natural environments have on our busy lives.


DeltaCB23By Ida's Design

Delta is a metaphor for forming family relationships.
Ida’s Design finds inspiration from the naturopathic industry. The designs chosen reflect the balance of lower maintenance, soothing and aesthetically pleasing results. Backyards and balconies alike, receive the touch of tranquility and care that leaves owners to discover a pure form of relaxation.


My SpaceCB24By Egreen Design

Best Use of Walkways

A private space to relax and listen to the water from the waterfalls or copper vines.

Egreen Design

No Place Like Home/Pollinator PlaygroundCB25By Toronto Botanical Garden

Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees …Oh My! Discover playful and positive ways you can welcome “special guests” into your home garden. Visit our “attractive” pollinator-friendly balcony gardens which showcase pollinator patches of bee and butterfly-friendly plants along with easy DYI projects and insider tips on creating pollinator habitat. Browse our adjoining garden shop for an exciting selection of seeds, bulbs, live plants, lavender, local honey, natural beauty products, home décor and other nifty gardening essentials.

Balcony Garden Design: Paul Zammit, Toronto Botanical Garden and Urban Garden Construction: Urban Garden Lifestyle, Planting and

A Night on the PatioCB27By Elite Environments

Best Use of Pre-Cast Pavers presented by Permacon

Enjoy a glass of wine and dine with the sound of falling water and low lighting to set the mood.

Elite Environments

A Japanese InfluenceCB28By J Garfield Thompson Landscape

Canada Blooms Judge's Choice Outstanding Garden, Humber Nurseries Award for Best Overall Use of Plant Material, Outstanding Use of Trees

The peace, harmony and tranquility of a garden has become increasingly more important in the world of today.

J Garfield Thomspon Landscape

The Unique LivingCB37By Royal Stone Landscaping and Design

Best Use of Landscape Lighting

Every landscape should be a truly special place. It should be able to define your lifestyle while at the same time providing you with the utmost satisfaction and enjoyment. Take a walk with us and be showered with inspiration at our garden retreat.

Royal Stone Landscaping and Design

Hole In OneCB38By Humber College

Humber College: Challenge 1

Based on this year’s theme ‘Let’s Play’, this garden has been designed to invite visitors in to play, explore and gather, all in one space.

Take Me Out to the Ball GameCB39By Humber College

Humber College: Challenge 2

The layout is reminiscent of that of a baseball diamond, and includes a home plate and pitcher’s mound inlays in the patio.

Stay Out and PlayCB41By Unilock

For over 40 years Unilock has been committed to investing in the future of landscape design. Today, we continue to lead the industry with the best selection of quality products and support. Our 2015 design reflects the theme of “Stay out & Play out”! We believe that the outside of your home should be as beautiful, functional and welcoming as the inside of your home. After all, your home is where family and friends connect with one another. Unilock is “Designed to Connect”


Adults Play at NightCB42By Genoscape

S.G. Ulbright Award for Outstanding Garden, Medium Size, The Perry Molema Award for Best Use of Water presented by Aquascape, People's Choice Award presented by Toronto Star

This year in our feature garden, we will be showcasing a nighttime garden. Various types of water features and different lighting techniques will be exhibited throughout the display.  Look for our one of a kind, suspended bowl feature that is like nothing you have ever seen before.


Fairy FrolicCB43By EarthArt/Vandermeer Nursery

Sheridan Nurseries Award for Outstanding Garden, Small Size,, Garden Club of Toronto Award for Best Overall Use of Colour, Outstanding Use of Interior Plants presented by Jill Jensen Botanicals

Our garden is created with the hope that it will awaken memories of days gone by, a world other than our own and a retreat that takes us back to childhood play.

EarthArt Landscapes
Vandermeer Nursery

YurtaCB44By Humber College/Yurta

Humber College: Challenge 3

What is a Yurta? And how do you build a garden around it?  These were the challenges Canada Blooms gave to a team of second year Landscape students from Humber College, and oh ya – also make the garden fit in with the theme “Let’s Play”.


Surf and TurfCB48By Beth Edney/Landscape Ontario

Outstanding Use of Annuals and/or Perennials presented by pickOntario

The garden is an artistic expression that exemplifies the benefits of turfgrass. The emphasis is on water.
Catch the wave and beautify your garden with turfgrass.

Beth Edney: Designs by the Yard
Landscape Ontario Team
Nursery Sod Growers Association of Ontario

InukshukCB49By Joe Melo/Allstone Quarry

Joe Melo embarked on a project to draw attention to the natural beauty of Ontario stone. At Canada Blooms Joe has built a smaller version of “Little Joe”, the tallest Inukshuk in the world which can be seen at Allstone Quarry in Schomberg.

Allstone Quarry



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