Although unable to present The Toronto Flower Show at Canada Blooms 2021 as in previous years, The Garden Club of Toronto went about creating an International Virtual Floral Art Show Celebrating Friendship Through Flowers to showcase the magnificent design abilities from people all over the world.
Stay tuned for information about the 2022 Virtual Flower Show and how you can enter.
Kaleidoscope – the Garden Club of Toronto’s second International virtual floral art show, celebrating friendship through flowers.
Floral artists at the Garden Club of Toronto have had a busy summer. Following the overwhelming success in early 2021 of our first International virtual floral art show, Re-Connections, we were excited to offer another opportunity for creating and connecting to floral artist friends in Canada and around the world. Results are now in for Kaleidoscope, the Garden Club of Toronto’s second International virtual floral art show, celebrating friendship through flowers.
Once again, entries arrived from places far and near. In addition to entries from all over Ontario, and from Newfoundland and Labrador, the International entries came from Kenya, Australia, Pakistan, Costa Rica, India, Australia, The UK, Bermuda, Ireland, and the USA. Again, our team of Canadian and International judges had to make difficult choices amongst the wonderful, innovative and creative designs. The award for Best in Show was won by Pritesh Shah from Kenya.
In addition to showcasing creativity with flowers, a virtual show fosters friendships during this time when seeing each other in person has been impossible. We are acquainting or reacquainting ourselves with floral artist friends around the world, and learning about new and innovative techniques and trends they are using. New skills are required as we navigate logistics, and try to figure out how best to photograph our designs. Many Canadian floral artists are finding opportunities to participate in international virtual shows presented by other organizations, and having fun! at the same time.
To view the participants and winners click the image below. All the designs are stunning and we thank each and every participant for sharing their designs with us.
Toronto Flower Show Virtual Events are:
Open to all members of Canadian and International Garden Clubs and Horticultural Societies,
and all interested non-professional floral artists only.
Please note all designs must be the original work of the exhibitor, and not previously exhibited.
When the schedule of classes is available please visit: thegardencluboftoronto.ca/TFS