Canada Blooms

Feature Gardens and Exhibits 2016


“It’s A Party” as you celebrate again our 20th Anniversary Festival.  Journey into the 2016 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 beautiful gardens that capture the imagination with their vibrant colours, alluring fragrances and captivating designs. View the great gardens of Canada Blooms 2016 all over again!

Celebrate the our 20th Anniversary, “It’s A Party”!

World of MulchG07By Gro-Bark

Gro-Bark is Ontario’s leading producer and marketer of mulch and garden soils.  For their entire thirty five year history, they have been a positive contributor to the natural and landscaped environment.


Let's PartyG10By Royal Landscaping & Design and Aquaspa Pools Landscape & Design

Outstanding Use of Trees presented by Gro-Bark Ontario, W.E. Bridgeman Award for Best Overall Use of hardscape Landscape Elements

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.

Royal Stone Landscaping & Design
Aquaspa Pools Landscape & Design

The Gardening ExperienceG12By Fafard

Get Dirty!
Visitors to The Gardening Experience found it the perfect place for children ages 5 to 95. Fafard provided a great hands on experience that demystified gardening. Visitors learned the do’s and don’ts of planting and left with precious advice that allowed them to garden successfully in any space.
Seedings and seeds were generously donated by Martin Farms, Somerville Seeds and Ontario Seed Company

Fafard Canada


A Secret Garden PartyG17By Near North Hardscape

Outstanding Use of Artistic Elements in a Garden presented by HortusTV, Outstanding Outdoor Living Spaces

“It’s A Party” in the Near North Hardscape garden and that’s no secret! Wine, dine, lounge or snuggle up. Enjoy Yourselves.

Near North Hardscapes

HaBeeTatG19By Wild Bees

The garden was inspired by the growing interest in public participation in pollinator conservation. There are many ways to provide habitat for wild bees and with over 350 species in Toronto and the surrounding region, gardeners that employ bee friendly strategies can attract a pollinator party all spring.

Wild Bees

Discover Piccolini & QueenG20By Bayview Flowers

Bayview Flowers operates under 340,000 square feet of greenhouses. We grow potted plants and cut flowers on a weekly basis as well as certain specialty holiday plants.

Bayview Flowers

Natural FlowerG21By J. Garfield Thompson Landscape

Landscape Ontario Award for Bet Overall Quality of Workmanship

Arrive home from work, lose the electronic device, step into the garden and have an experience.

J. Garfield Thompson Landscape

Plywood PavilionG22By Christopher Clayton and VsVsVs

Plywood Pavilion is a sculptural living green space that explores the concepts of garden, informed by its location within an old  inner city industrial building. It includes all the elements of a garden — enclosure, secuarity, connectivity, social space and links to the outside.

Christopher Clayton Landscape Architect

Gardeners Fare: OHAG23BBy Ontario Horticultural Association

The Ontario Horticultural Association is a volunteer, charitable organization whose mission is to provide leadership and assist in the promotion of education and interest in all areas of horticulture and related environmental issues in Ontario, through an expanding network of horticultural societies dedicated to the beautification of their communities.

Ontario Horticultural Association

Gardeners Fare: NANPSG23DBy North American Native Plant Society

NANPS is a volunteer-operated registered charitable organization concerned with preserving native plant habitat in wild areas and restoring indigenous flora to developed areas.

Our key purpose is to provide information and inspire an appreciation of native plants with an aim to restoring healthy ecosystems across the continent.

North American Native Plant Society

Gardeners Fare: Floral LawnsG23EBy Laura Williams

Master of Landscape Architecture student, Laura Williams, checks plants she is growing in order to test the performance and viability of lawn alternatives.

Laura Williams, U of Guelph



Do Up The Doorsteps: Get The Par-tea Started!G24ABy Smallscapes

This inviting and colourful “Par-tea” featured a completely edible landscape! Planters were light, easy to move, varied and interesting which included decorative baskets, unique vertical gardens, and fence railing lined with a variety of edible flowers.
Presented by Oaks by Brampton Brick

Smallscapes by Shannon



Do Up The Doorsteps: Naughty In NatureG24BBy ExperTrees

Its a party! And ExperTrees invited visitors to get “Naughty in Nature” with this abstract playful landscape design that evoked a natural sensuality and passion. The mischievous and creative design pushed the parameters of creativity and enticed the audience with eye-brow raising and truly unique themes for a garden design.
Presented by Oaks by Brampton Brick


Do Up The Doorsteps: Low Maintenance Front YardG24CBy Green Art Landscape Design

Permeable pavers and drough tolerant plants were featured in this carefree city front entrance.
Presented by Oaks by Brampton Brick

Green Art Landscape Design

Do Up The Doorsteps: Merry MeadowsG24DBy Jennifer Harvey

A Celebration of Mossy Groves and cute country English gardens that invited the celebration of imagination to visitor’s doorstep. Fairies, gnomes and woodland creatures invited to a spring social in the mistly mossy magical party.
Presented by Oaks by Brampton Brick & Gatto Flowers

Jennifer Harvey Designs

Do Up The Doorsteps: Invite Your Wild Friends! G24EBy Leja Landscape Design

Front entrance wildlife pocket garden.
Presented by Oaks by Brampton Brick

Skai Leja Landscape Desing

Do Up The Doorsteps: R Way To Garden – Revitalize, Reclaim, RelaxG24FBy Who Does Your Garden in partnership with Vital Gardens for Ontario Gardener Magazine

Do Up The Doorstep Award presented by Oaks by Brampton Brick

Using new and reclaimed products, we brought nature right to visitor’s door!
Presented by Oaks by Brampton Brick & Ontario Gardener Living Magazine

Who Does Your Garden
in Partnership with Vital Gardens

Botanical BarG26By Toronto Botanical Garden

This urban garden was intoxicating – full of natural beauty, country charm and wild elixirs that raised visitor’s spirits and fed their soul. Visitors were able to discover how to infuse urban space with plants that increased their well-being and made a positive impact on the planet.

Garden CelebrationG27By Jacobs Gardenscape

Most Imaginative Garden Design presented by Niagara Escarpment Views

Gardens are always a special place for precious moments…Its a place to celebrate blessings in life, achievements, awards or even just be appreciative of the goodness of life that we have.

This is the inspiration behind this garden…A special place to celebrate precious moments.

Jacobs Gardenscape

Jill JensenG28By Jill Jensen Botanical Specialties

Tropical plants offer the homeowner or collector a range of possibilities from accenting interior decor of all styles to adding dramatic and instant effect to a summer exterior landscape with bold statement pieces such as giant ‘elephant ear’ Alocasias or Hawaiian gingers.

Jill Jensen Botanicals

A Night Under The StarsG29By Landscapes By Lucin

S.G. Ulbright Award for Outstanding Garden, Medium Size, Outstanding Use of Pre-Cast Pavers presented by Permacon

Whether hosting a party or enjoying time with your family, true serenity and pleasure can be found in your own backyard.

Landscapes By Lucin

Choose Your PathG30By Landscape Ontario Team and Brydges Landscape Architecture

Outstanding Use of Natural Stone presented by Beaver Valley Stone

This year’s Landscape Ontario Garden focused on the vast number of careers available outdoors and in green professions. Primarily, the garden showed opportunities for those who were looking to enter a career in a green profession to “Choose Your Path”.

Landscape Ontario

Party of A LifetimeG31By University Pro Landscapers, Paving, Pools and Spas

Best Use of Lighting

This space was perfect to host legendary parties, fully equipped with an outdoor kitchen, glass wall infinity pool and ample room for guests to lounge and relax.

University Pro Landscapers Paving, Pool & Spa

Cork Jazz QuartetG32By City of Toronto

Garden Club of Toronto Award for Best Overall Use of Colour, Outstanding Use of Interior Plants presented by Jill Jenson Botanicals, People's Choice Award presented by Toronto Star

A concert in the park.

City of Toronto

Carnival of ColourG33By Vandermeer Nursery & Earth Art Landscapes

Visitors were invited to be transported back to their childhood and enjoy a fantastic romp in the topsy-turvy world of wonders.

Vandermeer Nursery
Earth Art Landscapes

'C'est La Vie'G34By Garden Retreats & Quality Property Services

Outstanding Interpretation of Festival Theme "It's A Party" presented by Isuzu Canada

Visitors were invited to party on the terrace, Mardi Gras style! There were able to take a stroll in the garden or dance the night away!

Garden Retreats
Quality Property Services

Canada Blooms Rain GardenG36/40By Parklane Landscapes

We have learned that one of the most effective ways to protect our fresh water resource is to keep the water on site and allow it to percolate into the naturally purifying earth.

Designed and Built by Parklane Landscapes

MotownG37By Egreen Design

OUtstanding Use of Annuals and/or Perennials presented by pickOntario

Egreen Design

Canada Blooms Wine GardenG38By Creative Garden Designs

In the wonderful, colourful, imaginary world of Alice, a crazy little Tea Party took place. The Mad Hatter’s tea party was the central theme within the wine garden with fun, excitement and musical interludes.
Presented by: Colio Wines & Style at Home Magazine

Designed and Built by: Creative Garden Designs

Entertaining Under The Moonlight G39By Unilock

The Dig Safe Builder Award presented by ORCGA, Outstanding Use of Walkways

Expand the comforts of your home to your outdoor space where the possibilities are endless.


H2O Yeah!G41By Genoscape

Tony DiGiovanni Judge's Choice Award, Gordon A MacEachern Award for Outstanding Garden, Large Size, Leslie L Solty Memorial Award for Best Overall Creativity in Garden Design, Perry Molema Award for Outstanding Use of Water presented by Aquascape

A gentle meandering pathway led guests through a natural setting surrounded by water. Along the way, they found various gathering areas and artistic focal points situated thorughout the display.

Genoscape Inc.

Stingray GardenG43By Julie Moore Modern Landscape Design

Outstanding Use of Innovative Elements in a Garden

The Stingray Garden was about harmonizing form & function of thematic garden zones and creating unforgettable experiences in a distinctive luxurious outdoor space. Cool soft music and professional lighting caressed the whole entertainment theme.

Julie Moore Modern Landscape Design

Safety 1st GardenG44By ORCGA & Fern Ridge Landscaping

Outstanding Education Gardening

A Garden designed to educate Ontarians about pipes and wires underground and the dangers of digging.

Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance
Fern Ridge Landscaping and Eco-Consulting

Paradise Made For CelebratingG45By Bancheri Bros.

Outstanding Outdoor Entertainment Area

Life’s heartbeat is in those moments we share celebrating with our loved ones. Visitors were invited to come and embrace what Bancheri Bros created to use as the perfect paradise to take those moments and make them unforgettable.
Presented by Oaks by Brampton Brick

Bancheri Bros.

Garden WeddingG48By Gatto Flowers

The Gatto Flowers booth was a ‘Garden Wedding’ theme come to life, offering purchase pre-made arrangements or cut floral bouquets to enjoy at home.

Gatto Flowers
Designed by Jennifer Harvey

NestG49By b. sq. Design Studio

Unilock Award for Outstanding Garden, Small Size

Nest was a modernist elevated room, a playhouse, an urban retreat, an elegant shed, a studio, a sanctuary reading nook or….

b. sq. Design Studio

Entrance Garden Hall BBy

The first entrance garden welcomed people just inside the Hall B entrance to Canada Blooms and started them on their journey up the roadway carpet to the main exhibits in Hall G and the Garden Marketplace.

Thanks to Pioneer Flower Farm for their generous donation of Tulips which can be found at your local grocer.
Designed and Planted by Lori Di Monte and Canada Blooms Volunteers

Flora ArchHall BBy Gatto Flowers & Jennifer Harvey

The pallet colours of Purples, Fushia, Green and Orange excited the senses and ignited energy that went hand and hand with a party of life that Canada Blooms was all about this year! Welcoming visitors to a party in the making for the last 20 years!

Created and Designed by Jennifer Harvey
Gatto Flowers

Welcome GardenBy

A garden of the Canada Blooms’ Plant of the Year and Grout the 7 foot Garden Gnome (created by Albert Graves) and the soothing sounds of a water wall welcomed visitors to the main Garden and Floral Showcase of Canada Blooms.  On the backside of the waterwall was a green wall that reminded us what we had been missing all winter.

Grout by Albert Graves of Bloemen Decor
Green Wall by Exotic Garden Landscapes
Designed and Built by Lori Di Monte and the Canada Blooms Staff


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