It’s A Family Affair at Canada Blooms
Come join us as we celebrates families of all kinds.
Guests will experience their first breath of Spring at Canada Blooms: The Flower and Garden Festival, March 8-17 at the Enercare Centre.
Come celebrate our 23rd Annual Festival with plenty of stunning creative gardens in a dazzling display of colour, texture and fragrance designed by Canada’s best landscape designers, architects and builders. Choose from over a 100 hours of seminars and demonstrations by industry experts who are happy to share their knowledge and love of horticulture and floriculture.
Over 25 Gardens – Stunning gardens created by Canada’s top garden designers, architects and builders.
Small Space Gardens
1. Balcony Gardens – you asked for it, and we listened. 5 balcony gardens offer you an opportunity to see what can be done in a 8′ x 10′ space.
2. Oaks Landscape Products Do Up The Doorstep Gardens – We have 5 front yard gardens and 4 backyard gardens, see how innovative these garden builders can be in a small space (G17A-D & G24A-E).
Green Streets Play Zone presented by Landscape Ontario, Wentworth Landscapes and Come Alive Outside
We want kids to put away their electronics, turn off the tv and discover the joy and excitement of playing outside. Drop by and check out the games and real grass. What a great way to celebrate spring.
Toronto Flower Show – Canada’s Largest indoor horticulture and design competition presented by the Garden Club of Toronto. For the first five days (Friday-Tuesday) enjoy the design stylings of 10 competitors from around the globe.
If you wish to enter open classes, please visit the rules and regulation page.
Visit the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign Booth paying tribute to the soldiers who have given their lives for our freedom. The campaign is planting 2 million trees along the 401 Highway of Heroes, a tribute to the men and women who fought for Canada in our wars, and a living memorial to 117,000 who lost their lives for freedom. Also, the booth includes photos from the Vimy Foundation exhibit “The Great War in Colour: A new look at Canada’s First World War effort – 1914-1918”
Entrance Display ‘Family & Unity’ – Bruno Duarte
This special feature was designed by Fresh Floral Creation’s Bruno Duarte. He tells us his inspiration for the floral art piece is unconditional LOVE. Family is where we experience love for the first time. The heart structure that will be covered with steel grass woven together, symbolizing the many different kinds of families and how they are woven together as a society. The world need more love and unity.
Don’t forget to stop, take a selfie and share using #canadablooms on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win a copy of ‘Escape to Reality’, Mark and Ben Cullen’s new book.
Floral Carpet ‘Festa Na Aldeia’ by JP de Melo
As we celebrate the importance of family this year, it was JP’s intention to pay homage to his Portuguese heritage and display a fresh flower carpet created with over 1000 blooms, fresh moss, and a design that incorporates both tradition and modernity. It is the marriage of nature, culture, and faith-the triad that links our past, present and future. With the inspiration of his culture, the steadfast inspiration of his family, JP presents “Festa na aldeia” an homage to our history and traditions.
Floral Alley – Innovative displays by local Floral Artists. We challenged ten floral artist to consider the theme We Are Family
Click here to see this year’s Floral Artist’s Page
Canada Blooms Floral Artist of the Year Competition – open class design competition, taking place Friday, March 15 10am-2pm. If you are interested in participating click here for further details.
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE GARDEN AND FLORAL DISPLAY IN THE TORONTO STAR PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – for a chance to win a Rivercrest Fire Pit from Unilock. Ballots can be found at the Toronto Star booth (G27), the Wine Garden (G45), Info Booths and the Festival Office in Salon 107 at Hall B.
Seminars – Enjoy 100s of hours gardening and floral advice from industry professionals on the Unilock Celebrity Stage and Garden Solutions Stage presented by Harrowsmith featuring the Master Gardeners Speaker Series, are both located on the festival floor in Hall G as well as the Garden Marketplace Stage in Hall H.
Special Guest Neville Mackay will be hosting Floral Events on stage, including the Bouquet Battle and CAFA Couture Floral Fashion Show on Friday, March 15 on the Unilock Celebrity Stage.
Mark’s Choice Gardening Experience Workshops – Kids from 5 to 95 are invited to drop by and learn all about soil and seed planting. Plant your own seeds to take home and watch them grow (G30).
The Gardening Experience is also home to a number of workshops and demonstrations throughout the 10 days of the festival, including the Li’l Sprouts series presented by Master Gardeners of Ontario. Demonstrations are included with your admission. Make and Take workshops have an additional fee.
Click to see Workshop Page
Ontario Flower Growers Floral Market – Over 1500 sq. ft. of flowers and plants from Ontario’s top growers are located in one area. Come see why you should buy local.
Proven Winners Must See Plants for 2019
Drop by the Proven Winners booth and see the top plants that will hit the Garden Centres this spring/summer
Garden Goodies – The Toronto Botanical Garden is packed full of garden goodies and books to get your garden season started.
The Wine Lounge at CB presented by Colio – It is a Canada Blooms tradition to drop by the Wine Garden for a refreshing glass of wine, listen to the various musicians while you enjoy the festival. It is a time honored tradition.
Ask The Experts
Have a garden or horticulture question?
1. Drop by the Master Gardeners of Ontario Advice Clinc, or bring your plans, pictures and dilemmas to the skilled horticulturalists at the One on One Garden Advice Clinic booth and they will have you walking away with a number of solutions.
2. Ask An Expert
Do you have a gardening or landscaping dilemma? Well we have the answers.
Drop by the ‘Ask A Garden Expert’ booth at G17A and Neil Masson and his crew can help you solve any number of problems you might have.
Check out our Horticultural Happenings Area, featuring the Ontario Horticultural Association, North American Native Plant Society, Ontario Invasive Plant Council, Gardener Magazine, Ontario Gardener Magazine, Butchart Gardens and Vineland Innovation and Research Centre, they have a wealth of knowledge to help.
And… All roads lead to Canada Blooms
Follow the roadway carpet from the entrances at either Heritage Court (TTC entrance) or Hall B (Canada Blooms main entrance) and you will discover garden marketplace vendors and artisans on your way to Canada Blooms located in Hall G.