Canada Blooms showcases the best garden designers and builders in the Nation. This is your chance to show close to 150,000 garden enthusiasts what you can do. Promote yourself and your industry at Canada’s premier garden festival. This is a unique opportunity to create a space that inspires, captivates, and expresses.
If you have ever considered promoting your business by building a garden feature at Canada Blooms, now is the time to let us know.
We are proud of our Tradition of Excellence as we present the best of Ontario’s Landscape and Horticultural Industry in the feature garden area of Canada Blooms. We invite you to join us to celebrate our 2021 festival — Theme “Secret Garden”
We are currently accepting applications from recognized and respected landscape architects, designers and design/build firms who are interested in creating a Feature Garden at Canada Blooms, March 12-21, 2021. Deadline is (Request to participate) August 31, 2020, (Rendering) September 14, 2020.
Please note we have limited space available to showcase the talent, creativity, craftsmanship and professionalism of our industry members at Canada Blooms. We are again co-locating with the National Home Show creating North America’s Largest Home and Garden Event.
Successful candidates receive the following.
No other festival in the world offers so much assistance.
Date of submission is August 31, 2020, Rendering submission by September 15.
All feature garden space will be rectangular, however you can build to any shape within that rectangle.
Terrace-Scape – 60 square feet (10 x 6). These balcony/patio/terrace gardens should highlight how creativity is key for limited space.
Do-Up-The Doorsteps Small Space (Frontstep and Backstep)– 100-225 square feet (hard wall backdrop provided). These gardens should be stylish and striking in their design and challenge the designer to find clever solutions to restrictions in space and conflicts of use often found in extreme environments.
Small – 400 to 600 square feet. These gardens should be stylish and striking and designers are encouraged to find clever solutions to small space challenges.
Medium – 800 to 1,200 square feet. The choice of materials and planting should showcase sustainable solutions in innovative ways.
Large (due to social distancing rules, this option is NOT available for 2021) – up to 2400 square feet. We actively encourage diversity of design in this category with the expectation that your garden will include 50% green space, and full accessibility to all festival-goers.
Participants must submit a design proposal, by September 14, in the form of a sketch, rendering or drawing or any combination of these, and must consist of either: two 8.5″ x 11″ or one 11″ x 17″ jpeg(s). A paragraph explaining your design must accompany your rendering.
Please read Criteria for Feature Garden Builders at the bottom of the page.
Rendering can be submitted by email: email@example.com or fax: 416-477-1567
Hard copies can be mailed to the Canada Blooms office (7856 Fifth Line South, Milton, ON L9T 2X8 ) if preferred.
Your proposal will be reviewed by the competition committee and you will be notified by email if you are selected to proceed by October 15, 2020.
Please note that feature garden space is limited and submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants will be notified if they are selected, once all designs have been reviewed by the Design Committee for final selection.
If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Design Review Committee will be using the following criteria when selecting garden participants to Canada Blooms 2021:
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