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Feature Gardens & Exhibits 2020


The 2020 theme inspired our garden designers and builders to create acres of fun and interesting gardens that captured the imagination. Our talented garden designers and builders really did pull out all the stops when interpreting the theme “Birds of A Feather”

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“Birds Of A Feather” at Canada Blooms 2020

Every year, thousands of people flock to Canada Blooms to experience the lush gardens and beautiful floral designs and this was no exception for designers to spread their wings and get creative with their displays.

The theme ‘Birds of a Feather’ gave Canada Blooms garden designers and  builders an opportunity to explore imagery incorporating birds, feathers, bird baths and more. Alternatively, designers could have chosen to interpret ‘Birds of a Feather’ figuratively and focus on similarities of people, plants and insects.

Birds, gardens and gardeners are all part of a healthy ecosystem and Canada Blooms is committed to sharing the positive benefits of gardens with visitors to the Festival.

***NOTE: Canada Blooms was set up and awaiting our visitors when we had to suspend our festival due to COVID-19 concerns.  The Gardens were built and judging took place.  View the winners. ***

This Space is For the BirdsG1By City of Toronto

The City of Toronto Parks Department is committed to improving the City’s natural environment one plant at a time.

The NestG1ABy Stanley Roszak

In fitting with the 2020 Festival theme “Birds of A Feather”, visitors would have been invited to discover ‘The Nest’, an early spring wetland garden, with birds, nests, grasses and trees. The display would have been filled with a variety of birds and even a number of bird sounds.

Mark's Potting ShedG11By Garfield Thompson Landscape

A return to the suggestion of the “good old days” when gardening in the backyard meant growing vegetables, herbs & flowers.
It all started in the potting shed.

Flight of FancyG13By Mountainhill Landscape Professionals

While we may call our feature garden “Flight of Fancy”, we at Mountainhill believe that being able to turn your outdoor spaces into an area that enhances both biodiversity and your family’s enjoyment of your home, is a very real and fulfilling experience.

Just BeG14By David McEldon Landscape & Design

The ‘Birds of a Feather’ theme inspired me to design a garden for people of all cultures to gather together with friends, family food and good health. The garden provides many components for people to connect.

Check out video

Do Up The Backsteps: Contemplation of Self ReflectionG16ABy ExperTrees Horticulture & Landscape Specialists

This year’s theme is Birds of a Feather, which reminds us of the saying ‘Birds of a Feather, flock together”, suggesting an obvious bond between similar things. As a horticulturalist and contemporary abstract artist, our interpretation the theme is to not only look at what brings us together, but also explore what keeps us apart. We at Expertrees believe that through landscape design we can deliver multi-faceted messages to all who observe it.

Do Up The Backsteps: Backyard Bird WatchG16CBy Landscape Designs by Jodie Munshaw

My backyard design is a space for those to gather to enjoy the flora and fauna around them. Using native plantings, pollinators and providing shelter for birds and wildlife we’ve encouraged these creatures into our space and to those that enjoy them.

Do Up The Backsteps: Edible Caja GardenG16DBy The Growing Connection

The Edible Caja garden is inspired by food plants that can nourish humans, and birds.

Selected plants can do double duty to provide food, shelter, camouflage, and habitat for bird and other pollinators.

The Wishing Well GardenG17By Niagara College Students

Hall Tree SpadingG18By Hall Tree Spading

When it comes to understanding your needs for privacy, shade or that instant enhancement and value to your property, let our experts show you how to achieve the results you are looking for.

Get Lost In A FeatherG19By UPLP Group Ltd.

As the saying goes, Birds of a feather flock together. With tranquil sounds of water, birds and the smell of so many florals, people will relax in harmony. Make sure not to miss our “feather garden” a piece we are hiding until show day that is sure to “WOW”.

A Pair in a Par-TerreG21By Green Art Landscape Design

The old saying, ‘birds of a feather, flock together’, comes to life in my garden in the form of multiple varieties of the annual, Coleus. Mixed with a tapestry of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and perennials, the rich colours of the Coleus pop. And, of course, there are a couple of birds in the mix!

Dig Safe GardenG22By Sean James for ORCGA

Birds (and humans) need a safe world. How we build (Ontario One Call) and what we build (natives for wildlife) matter!

Know what’s below. Call or click before you dig.

Do Up The Doorsteps: THRIVE! With Beauty And The BirdsG23ABy Stone Meadow Design

A small front yard can be attractively designed for beauty and curb appeal and also allow ecological systems to thrive. Share practical ways to celebrate rain water, fee and shelter native birds and beneficial insects in this welcoming and fully alive front yard. Imagine a collaborative habitat for family, neighbours and nature.

Do Up The Doorsteps: Neighbourhood FlockG23BBy Sylvia Szot Landscape Design

This small urban garden offers all the delights of her larger country cousins. See how easy it is to incorporate elements like wildlife habitat, social gathering spaces and tranquil views into your own city plot. It’s a place where neighbours will want to flock!

Do Up The Doorsteps: Raptors Of AsiaG23CBy Raptors Construction Group

Asian gardens are meant to reflect the serenity of the natural world. Shapes are tailored and controlled, and stone and water are frequently used elements. These gardens work well with Asian-inspired and contemporary architecture and in natural settings; they are also a popular choice for small urban gardens.


Do Up The Doorsteps: The BirdsG23DBy Dusil Design and Landscape

Inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds”, this garden displays a number of bird related metal art pieces.

Do Up The Doorsteps: UnlessG23EBy Willow Design Group

Environmental awareness and the impact we have on mother nature.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” — Dr. Seuss.

Summer HideoutG24By Landscape by Evergreen Ltd.

For over 30 years, Landscape by Evergreen has been committed to quality workmanship and fine detailing.

Haven On EarthG25By Terraform Contracting & Skai Leja

With all the pressures of urban living in the Greater Toronto Area we’ve
created, Haven on earth.  Now, more than ever outdoor spaces need to be more than just a place to connect with friends and family.

The Green Metal GardenG36By Jacob's Gardenscape

The same group of plants love to grow together.

Access to NatureG38By Adam Bienenstock, Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds

Every year our urban satyrs become more sterilized as we pave paradise to make way for new families and businesses moving to the city. Natural playground like this acts as an ecological stop over for migrating birds and insects and as a place where kids will develop their love of nature.

Celine's GardenG39By Bancheri Bros

Families gathering together to spend quality time together in functional outdoor spaces made up of integrated, versatile components that inspire this garden.

Gardening Made SimpleG7By Vegepod

An easy to manage contained raised gardening bed is perfect for the home. Control your growth and veggie quality in a separate environment away from the ground and away from the pests.

Botanical BarG15By Toronto Botanical Garden

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.

Royal Ontario MuseumG20CBy Royal Ontario Museum

Founded in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum showcases art, culture and nature from around the world and across the ages. Among the top 10 cultural institutions in North America, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive museum is home to a world-class collection of 13 million artworks, cultural objects and natural history specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces.

Ontario Horticultural AssociationG27By Ontario Horticultural Association

The Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) is a volunteer charitable organization that encourages interest in gardening and related environmental issues with horticultural societies and like-minded organizations by providing leadership and education.

Master Gardeners of OntarioG8 & G35By Master Gardeners of Ontario

Master Gardeners of Ontario Inc. is an independent non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping home gardeners. Free gardening advice is available by contacting a Group near you or by visiting us on Facebook.

Thunderbird – Dry Stone WallG41By Dean McLellan & Team

The Thunderbird was created Nanabozho, a spirit in Anishinaabe creation storytelling – to fight underwater creatures and to protect humans against evil spirits.  They arrived in the spring and headed south in the fall.  As ‘spirits of the sky realm,’ thunderbirds were believed to be links between the spirit and the physical world.  They are revered and considered sacred.

Saugeen First Nation #29, 6418 Kings Highway 21, Chippawa Hill, ON


Canada Blooms MarketplaceHalls B/G/H/FBy Various Vendors

Everything you need to start your gardening season off right.


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