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Feature Gardens & Exhibits 2017


The 2017 theme inspired our garden designers and builders to create acres of fun and interesting gardens that captured the imagination. Our talented garden designers, builders and floral superstars got into the party mood as they interpreted the theme of Oh! Canada

Oh! Canada, Canada Blooms

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday at Canada Blooms all over again!

The 2017 theme inspired our garden designers and builders to create acres of fun and interesting gardens that captured the imagination. Our talented garden designers, builders and floral superstars got into the party mood as they interpreted the theme of Oh! Canada.

There were stunning showcases with vibrant colours, alluring fragrances, and captivating designs that overtook visitor’s senses.

Celebrate Canada’s Birthday with us!

Canada Blooms Welcome GardenB3102By Jennifer Harvey

Vistors are welcomed to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by bold colours or red and white roses surrounding the national icons of the beaver, canoe and flag, which  were had crafted by students of the Niagara Catholic School Board.

Canada is Proud as a PeacockG1By City of Toronto

Outstanding Interpretation of Festival Theme "Oh! Canada" presented by Isuzu Canada, Garden Club of Toronto Award for Best Overall Use of Colour, Outstanding Use of Interior Plants presented by Jill Jensen Botanicals

The City of Toronto celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday with a peacock. Canada will be celebrating and showing off this year, much like a peacock

All That JazzG10By Creative Garden Designs & Lakeridge Landscaping

Outstanding Use of Artistic Elements in a Garden, Best Use of Containers presented by Lechuza

Lakeridge Landscaping and Creative Garden Designs Inc. have collaborated for this the 21st show and the celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial with a musical take ‘All that Jazz – the Canadian talent’
Lakeridge Landscaping: 905-666-8193

The Secret PathG11By Genoscape & Gord Downie - Chanie Wenjack Fund

Gordon A MacEachern Award for Outstanding Garden, Large Size, Outstanding Use of Walkways, People's Choice Award presented by Toronto Star

October 16, 1966, Chanie, all of 12 years old and, stranded some 650 km away from his family at an Indian Residential School, did what so many Aboriginal children in residential schools did – he ran away. He went out on his own, determined, but ill-equipped for the unforgiving terrain of Northern Ontario and the freezing temperatures. Chanie’s lifeless body was found by some railroad tracks.

Celebrating Ontario's NorthG14By Landscape by Evergreen

Most Imaginative Garden Design presented by Niagara Escarpment Views, Outstanding Use of Natural Stone

Landscape by Evergreen: 416-702-5087
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Muskoka At HomeG20ABy Jackson Pond

Best Use of Bulbs

Inspiration for us has always come from the natural beauty of Canada’s streams and waterfalls. By recreating what Mother Nature has perfected, we’re able to create a truly Canadian paradise in our clients’ backyard.

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Our Cozy RetreatG20BBy Ginkgo Design & Home Smith Gardening

The quintessential Canadian backyard. Our space represents the essence of Canada with a space that appeals to all.

My Tiny Backyard GetawayG20CBy Green Art Landscaping

Unilock Award for Outstanding Garden, Small Size, Do Up The Backstep Award presented by Oaks by Brampton Brick

This cozy backyard is designed with relaxation in mind. Unwind in a hammock under the shady canopy of vines. Listen to the soothing sound of bubbling water as you delight in the embrace of this lush collection of unusual plants. Who needs a cottage when you can reach out and touch nature in your own backyard!

Old Fashioned FunG20DBy Premier Landscape Contracting & Garden Retreats

Back to basics with Canadian flair.

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Built by: Premier Landscape Contracting

Come Alive OutsideG21By Wentworth Landscapes

Come Alive Outside design challenge and Green Streets challenge

Garden of CelebrationG23By Royal Stone Landscaping & Aqua Spa Pools & Landscaping

Landscape Ontario Award for Best Overall Quality of Workmanship, Outstanding Outdoor Entertainment Area

This 4000 sq.ft. oasis displays many different features that define Canadian Culture. A central courtyard with the symbol of a maple leaf has been strategically placed on the ground with the use of native Canadian natural flagstone materials. A custom raised water feature with a curved infinity edge designed to symbolize Canada’s Horseshoe Falls, a world renowned piece of Canadiana.

TranquilityG24By J Garfield Thompson Landscape

Tony DiGiovanni Judge's Choice Award for Best Overall Garden, S. G. Ulbright Award for Outstanding Garden, Medium Size, Leslie L Solty Memorial Award for Best Overall Creativity in Garden Design

Crisp, clean, serene and tranquil in a natural setting.

Big Yellow TaxiG25By Landscapes by Lucin & Sean Anderson

Outstanding Use of Pre-Cast Pavers presented by Permacon

We have created a chic contemporary garden that references the elements upon which our country is founded. Fire for industry, water for relaxation and transportation, and of course plants. Lots and lots of plants for food, medicine, peace of mind and shelter.
Designed by Sean Anderson

The Canadian KaleidoscopeG27ABy Ida Design

Canada is cohesive with a diverse culture that allows for a starburst of various creative talents. Ida’s Designs worked with Don Valley Junior Highschool to paine butterflies for a kaleidoscope of Canadian talent. RAW Customs helped put together the steel statue Canada’s Sesquicentennial, a man carryiing our national symbol: the maple leaf.

1867G27BBy Greer Design Group

1867 garden design, with its classic stone walls and porch seating was an era of simpler times. This 1867 garden is reminiscent of a stately front courtyard. Its quadrant layout is elegant and inviting, well suited for visiting and entertaining guests. Blacksmiths and craftsman transformed the mundane into works of art, with ornate gas lit iron lanterns and extravagant handcrafted front doors. Evergreens and roses provide beauty and aroma to the senses of guests as they walk the pathway to the front door.

Winter Interest - An Important SeasonG27DBy Down 2 Earth

We are lucky to live in a country with 4 seasons. In most parts of our beautiful country, Winter is the longest season but often over looked by homeowners when they think of landscaping. This down to earth casual front doorstep garden demonstrates how to manage grade changes smoothly to maximize space. It also proves that a small front yard can have it all:  Small sitting area, privacy screen, low maintenance gardens in raised planter boxes instead of high maintenance lawn and of course Winter Interest.

Scandinavian CanadianG27CBy Melanie Rekola Landscape

Do Up the Doorstep Award presented by Oaks by Brampton Brick)

Cultural diversity and inclusiveness are distinctive qualities that make Canada shine! A nod to the designers heritage and the birthplace of cool mid-century modern style, this Scandinavian-chic front yard display is right at home in trendy Canadian neighbourhoods where space is limited. Clean lines, smooth masonry and an eye catching colour palette punctuates this contemporary garden plan. The vintage chairs and large planters equipped with native trees give an air of casual sophistication to the space. A front yard chevron patio and sumptuous plantings perfect for morning coffee, this exhibit offers some surprises not shown, come and see in person!

Contemporary Small SpacesG27EBy ExperTrees

Contemporary elegance in a small space.

Hollywood NorthG33By Flattery Design

Outstanding Outdoor Living Spaces

A piece of tranquility in a bustling city.

Canada Our WayG35By Near North Hardscapes

Outstanding Use of Innovative Elements in a Garden

Canada Day at the cottage.
Good Times, Good Friends Great Country.

Cheers Canada, Happy 150!

True North, Strong and FreeG34By Bancheri Bros.

Perry Molema Award for Outstanding Use of Water presented by Aquascape, Best Use of Roses presented by Vineland Research and Innovative Centre

150 years of Canadian roots bloom here!

Over The EdgeG37By Backyard Getaways

Dig Safe Builder Award presented by ORCGA

This display is focused around one of Canada’s greatest natural features – Niagara Falls.
This water feature is the highlight of a contemporarary patio space and is accented by anumber of candles to signify the celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial.

A Trip To The FutureG38By University Pro Landscapers

A modern landscape design modeled after the ever changing communities throughout Canada.


Year Round FunG39By Land-Con

Outstanding Use of Annuals and/or Perennials presented by pickOntario

Celebrating Canada’s Four seasons in your very own yard.

Dig SafeG40By Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance

As a tribute to Canada’s wilderness and nature, and our leadership in protecting it, this garden showcases many eco-initiatives including pollinator support, drought-tolerance, use of native plants and rain water handling.

Since the garden is for ‘Dig Safe’ by the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA), it features a display of what pipes and wires are below ground.

Northern LightsG41By Vaughan Landscaping

Best Use of Landscape Lighting presented by Moonstruck Lighting, Award for Best Overall Use of Hard Landscape Elements

Embracing our home and native land can be done by traveling cross-country or as easily as nestling in our own home landscapes. We are framed by rock, water and majestic trees far and wide.

Highway of HeroesL1-4By HOH Tribute

The mission of the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute is simple: to honour Canada’s fallen by planting 117,000 trees – one for every member of the Canadian Armed Forces that has fallen since Confederation – along and near the Highway of Heroes between Trenton and Toronto.

This Living Tribute offers an opportunity to tell the story of Canadian Veterans. It will remind those who travel along North America’s busiest highway to the great debt we owe these courageous Canadians. It will also provide a myriad of environmental benefits for generations to come. Learn more by visiting: HOH

Botanical Art ExhibitG15By T M Glass

Canada Blooms is excited to announce the Botanical Art Exhibition by Artist TM Glass at Canada Blooms 2017. The magical exhibition of photography will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and 150 years of Canadian flower horticulture.

Botanical BarG18By Toronto Botanical Garden

BELLY UP TO THE BOTANICAL BAR AND UNEARTH THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE  This urban garden is intoxicating – full of natural beauty, country charm and wild elixirs that will raise your spirits and feed your soul. Discover how to infuse your urban space with plants that will increase your well-being and make a positive impact on the planet.
Belly up to a botanical bar staffed with knowledgeable guest ‘bartenders’. Shake up your senses at the tasting bar with flights of Toronto honey and tastes of Ontario trees, along with other daily specials. Guest authors will also be signing their books throughout the show.

Troy-BiltG29By Troy-Bilt

Through the years, our love of everything outdoors has included a commitment to protect and preserve our planet and its resources. In our own backyard, we make sure all of our plants keep wooden crates from entering landfills through an environmentally friendly returnable crate program.

We had a dream that started with a tiller. It grew through inspiration and perspiration. And today, the Troy-Bilt family is flourishing, offering a healthy selection of riding mowers, walk-behind mowers, tillerscultivators, trimmers, snow throwers, edgers, log splitters and garden tools all designed with your outdoor dreams in mind.

Fafard Gardening ExperienceG32By Fafard

The Fafard Gardening Experience is perfect for kids from 5 to 95. Come play in the dirt and discover the do’s and don’ts of planting and you can leave with a seed or seedling that you can take home to practice your new learned skills.
Learn hands-on from industry professionals with a new line up of workshops and demonstrations which are available in the workshop area of the Fafard Gardening Experience.

Canada Blooms MarketplaceHall G/H/B/FBy

Whether you are creating a small space or container garden in your condo or a  huge backyard oasis, Canada Blooms: The Flower and Garden Festival offers you  an opportunity to shop for useful and unique items, meet with garden experts  and enjoy a great day out. So, leave the winter blahs behind and get a jump on  the garden season.


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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