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Canada Blooms will be in a party mood


January 15, 2016
By Dave Harrison
A display from the 2015 show. CANADA BLOOMS

Jan. 15, 2016, Toronto — Canada Blooms has spent the past 20 years connecting people of all ages to the benefits of nature by displaying the rejuvenation of the senses that comes from the art of gardening.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Canada Blooms has chosen the theme, “It’s a Party.” Featured fantasy gardens are sure to captivate and stretch the imagination.

“Plants have always been a way to symbolize beauty and life,” says general manager Terry Caddo. “As we celebrate 20 years of inspiring gardeners across the country here at Canada Blooms, we also want to take the time to celebrate life, and the many milestones it presents us with.”

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The show will once again be co-located with the National Home Show at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto. The space is equipped with lower ceilings that aid in creating an ambient space where guests can escape the chill of winter, and relax in a tropical atmosphere.

Some features that will make up this year’s show include:

• More than 25 feature gardens created by the expert designers, architects, builders and floral superstars inspired by the theme of “It’s a Party.”

• The design flair will also be evident in Floral Alley, to be designed and built by six professional floral designers focusing on the “Seasons of Life.”

• Enjoy over a hundred hours of gardening and floral advice from industry professionals such as TV gardening stars Frankie Flowers, and Mark Cullen during the inspiring and educational seminars to take place throughout the festival.

• The Plant and Product Showcase will be back by popular demand showcasing equipment, innovative products, and a number of plants, including the new varieties of 2016.

ROOTS IN 1996

Started by Landscape Ontario and The Garden Club of Toronto in 1996, Canada Blooms was an immediate hit, drawing more than 70,000 visitors over five days.

Today, Canada Blooms has grown into Canada’s largest garden and flower festival with more than 200,000 folks passing through the garden gates to peruse the brilliant feature gardens or catch up on the latest trends in garden design.

Supported and sustained by a committed group of partners, sponsors and volunteers, Canada Blooms has been named one of Ontario’s Top 100 Events (Festivals and Events Ontario) and one of North America’s Top 100 Events (American Bus Association).

Canada Blooms will be held March 11 to 20 at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto.


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