Canada Blooms

Feature Gardens of 2010


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 2010 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.

All Things Earthworks12By Aden Earthworks

The Sheridan Nurseries Award for Outstanding Garden - Small Size

We are passionate about everything we do: from the materials we use, the people on our team and our low impact philosophy, to the spectacular results we create.

Aden Earthworks

Home Depot Garden CentreHome DepotBy Allweather Landscape Co. Ltd.

Outstanding Representation of Sponsor Message presented by Hub Sinclair-Cockburn

The Home Depot Garden Centre offers inspiration for all garden lovers. Stroll along paths that lead you through a vast assortment of OPTIMUM plantings, along a 25-foot water wall, and into an intimate outdoor family room. Take in all the ideas of a dream garden that can be easily achieved for your own backyard.

Allweather Landscape Co. Ltd.

Seen, Unseen15By bsq. Landscape Design Studio

Outstanding Use of Walkways

This display is a reflection on the qualities of spaces we aspire to create as Landscape Designers that may not be what they appear to be and can be experienced in many different ways. Our garden is representative of Alberta’s Tar Sands, trees and colours common to the Boreal Forest.

bsq. Landscape Design Studio

Get Growing Toronto! Urban Agriculture in Our City24By City of Toronto

Universal Access Award; The Humber Nurseries Award for Best Overall Use of Plant Material; Outstanding Use of Annuals and/or Perennials

Unleash your urban farmer and join the growing passion: the art of urban agriculture. Whether you live in a house or an apartment, visit the City of Toronto booth to get tips and tools to grow truly sustainable vegetables, herbs and fruits in any space. Meet with experts; learn about container gardens and composting; sign up for a free WaterSaver visit. Be sure to visit our children’s, community and backyard demonstration gardens too.

City of Toronto

The Cellar6By D.A. Gracey & Associates

The Gordon A. MacEachern Award for Outstanding Garden - Large Size

The D.A.Gracey Cellar is the hidden heart of a classic garden courtyard. The journey from the courtyard to the private tasting room is undertaken through the natural seasonal progression. Through the different stages: growth of the grapes, harvest, fermentations, bottling and cellaring, the end of the journey is to the social event of tasting, feasting, and sharing the fruits of our labour…A party with great food and wine, friends and family is our PASSION.

D.A. Gracey & Associates


Flowing Passionately4By Elite Environments

Outstanding Use of Natural Stone - Presented by Beaver Valley Stone

A waterfall cascades through a natural setting of spruce, pine and birch to end in a tranquil pond.

Elite Environments

Cozy Garden in the City16By Evergreen Environments

The Best Use of Bulbs - Presented by TradeWinds

A hand made copper water tree will welcome you to this space. Smell the cedar wood and the fresh flowers as you enter. It’s a private space, a place to re-create energy and passion.

Evergreen Environments

...And Nature Loves Us Back7By Fern Ridge Landscaping

This urban oasis, designed to be a ‘beauty’ in all seasons, has water flowing soothingly through a texture filled garden. The landscape clings to the walls, surrounding you in a natural ‘escape’.

Fern Ridge Landscaping

Passion For Play19By Humber College

Outstanding Educational Garden - for students

This intimate garden caters to adult and child’s play through the creative use of multi-purpose structures and features. A water feature that serves as an ornamental pool, splash pool or patio and a stream that delights the eye and allows you to float your favourite boat are just some of the creative features of this garden.

Humber College

The Magical World of Tinker Bell22By Jordan Murfin/Vast Exteriors

Outstanding Use of Artistic Elements in a Garden,

Step into the Magical world of Disney’s Fairy, Tinker Bell. This four season garden introduces you to the talents of Rosetta the Garden Fairy, Silvermist the Water Fairy, Iridessa the Light Fairy, Fawn the Animal Fairy and the most popular of all, Tinker Bell. Built to be seen through the eyes of a child, this garden inspires the senses, and celebrates children, their passions, and their creative minds.

Jordan Murfin
Vast Exteriors

Modern Love13By Landscapes By Lucin

Outstanding Use of Trees - Presented by Kobes Nurseries

Designed by Sean Anderson for Landscapes by Lucin, this contemporary city garden of clean simple lines juxtaposed with the use of more organic forms, utilizes a simple palette of greens, blues, grey and white to articulate a passion for Modernsm.

Landscapes By Lucin

Green For Life2By Landscape Ontario / Garden Creations

Most Imaginative Garden Design; The Garden Club of Toronto Award for Best Overall Use of Colour; Certified Landscape Designer Award

A sky-high waterfall, spectacular plants, unique hardscaping materials and superb craftsmanship, this green oasis is intended to educate and inspire all garden enthusiasts.

Landscape Ontario
Garden Creations

Kyoto Reflections25By Miyabi Inc.

Outstanding Use of Innovative Elements in a Garden - Presented by The Vineland Research and Innovative Centre

Elegance in simplicity with clean lines and textures, this garden is inspired by contemporary Japanese design. A Foucault pendulum draws waves in sand, along with a tall water feature to compliment the linear layout.

Miyabi Inc.

A Passion For Turf22By Nursery Sod Growers Association of Ontario

Enjoy this green space oasis and reflect on the natural environmental benefits of turf grass sod: provides oxygen, reduces heat extremes, filters pollutants, and provides safe and resilient playing surfaces. Lawn and topiaries are produced by the Nursery Sod Growers Association of Ontario, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to maintaining high standards of turf grass sod quality through education and research.

Nursery Sod Growers Association of Ontario

Foodprints: Edible Environments, Sustainable Gardens9By Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief / Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) Frogpond

Outstanding Outdoor Entertainment Area

Inspired by the ‘edible gardens’ designs of small-scale farmers that CPAR are working with in Africa, Foodprints takes visitors on a journey illustrating the ways that African farmers are building resilience against climate change, providing healthy food for families and creating incomes for a sustainable future.

Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief
Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) Frogpond

Immerse20By Oriole Landscaping

The S.G. Ulbright Award for Outstanding Garden - Medium Size; The W.E. Bridgeman Trophy for Best Overall Use of Hard Landscape Elements

The weight of the day rests on your shoulders. Arriving home, you step out into your sanctuary, your calming oasis, as the sound of water in the pool beckons. You plunge downwards and are swallowed up in the calming silence…the cool water washes away the stress as you resurface rejuvenated.

Oriole Landscaping

Down To Earth14By Parklane Ltd.

The Leslie L. Solty Award for Best Overall Creativity in Garden Design; Outstanding Use of Structure (such as fence, wall, gazebo) - Presented by Enbridge Gas Distribution; Evergreen Brick Works SEED Award - Society, Environment, Education, Design

The challenge to re-use materials that are often hauled away from landscape projects inspired a fresh look at an ancient building method called Cob. Surrounded by edible plants you will enter a world of earthly energy that encourages health and happiness while you work and play.

Parklane Ltd.

Forbidden Flora1By Royalty Landscaping

Outstanding Use of Interior Plants

Who is Flora? Through the diaphanous veil, in the secrecy of a tropical garden, there is mystery unfolding…Follow the red path to passion, bite into the forbidden fruit and feel its delicate sweet flesh. Languish in the tropical paradise, arouse your senses and let your imagination soar. But, beware, entrance is forbidden…Flora cannot be disturbed!

Royalty Landscaping

Yellow Beacon3By Scott Torrance

Outstanding Interpretation of the Festival Theme - "Passions"; The Landscape Ontario Award for Best Overall Quality of Workmanship

The Canadian Cancer Society invites you to Join the Fight,, with this thought provoking journey through a series of unique gardens – a wall of daffodils, a tranquil pond and a dramatic stone message wall.

Scott Torrance

Ontario Landscape Gardening Contest 21By Skills Canada

Teams of two competed in a “build” contest in which they created a small garden based on a common set of criteria and drawings, by preparing and using materials such as landscape rocks, precast wall and paving units, landscape lighting, wood, sand, composted mulch and plants.

Skills Canada

Passion to Make Dirt Look Good8By So-Green Canada (Landscape Design/Build)

Outstanding Use of Water

Our passion for green isn’t just about colour. It defines an environmental awareness that runs deep. It’s the cornerstone of everything we do… So Green Canada.

So-Green Canada (Landscape Design/Build)

Earthsmart Minimalism18By Stone-Link

Outstanding Use of Pre-Cast Pavers

This minimalist space exemplifies the arrangement of necessary components of a garden space to create an impression of extreme simplicity. Every element and detail serves multiple visual and functional purposes. The beauty of natural textures on stone and wood encapsulated within ordered simplified structures.


TBG'S Edible Summer11By Toronto Botanical Gardens

Outstanding Outdoor Living Space - Presented by Home Depot

Share the TBG’s passion for veggies and learn how to grow your own in a small urban setting. It’s a feast for the senses – with easy to build raised garden beds and beautiful creative container plantings, this inspirational garden will give you a taste of TBG’s Edible Summer Festival in 2010.

Toronto Botanical Gardens


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