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Green for Life Garden at Canada Blooms


March 11, 2010
By Dave Harrison

March
11, 2010, Toronto –
Visitors to Canada Blooms should be sure to check out the
5,300-square-foot
Green for Life garden, the largest project ever built by members of the
Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association.



March
11, 2010, Toronto –
Visitors to Canada Blooms should be sure to check out the 5,300-square-foot
Green for Life garden, the largest project ever built by members of the
Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association. More than 40 companies have
come together from across Ontario with a unified and passionate vision to
educate and inspire garden enthusiasts.

Canada Blooms  will be held March 17 – 21 at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto. This year's theme is, "Passions."

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The
Green for Life garden features a sky-high waterfall, spectacular plants, unique
hardscaping materials and superb craftsmanship. When completed, the
creation of this green oasis will have taken over 160 hours of work, including
more than $50,000 worth of donated labour and $60,000 of materials donated by
industry and community members.

“It
is not just the magnitude of the garden that is inspiring, but also the passion
and dedication displayed by the industry and community members who have
volunteered both their time and resources to make this vision a reality,” said
Denis Flanagan, public relations manager for Landscape Ontario. “Their
contributions to the success of this project exemplify what Landscape Ontario’s
Green for Life project stands for.”

Landscape
Ontario embraces many horticultural specialties, from contracting to nursery
growing to garden centre retailing. Its member companies range from family
businesses to large corporations – all dedicated to sharing the joys of
horticulture. Landscape Ontario’s public outreach program, Green for Life,
promotes horticulture’s beauty, health and environmental benefits.

Canada
Blooms visitors who pick up a copy of the official show guide can begin
planning their garden beds and spring projects. Included with the show guide is
a special edition of Garden
Inspiration,

filled with award-winning landscape ideas and new plant varieties for 2010.
Whether visitors want to do-it-themselves or have their homes designed and
landscaped by a professional, this publication will be an invaluable resource.

Additional
information for designing landscapes to selecting plants, how to articles and a
“ask the expert” section are featured at www.landscapeontario.com and serves as a year round
source for gardening information.

 

Contributors
to the Green for Life Garden at Canada Blooms:

Project
Manager: Tim Kearney CLP

Site
Manager: Tony Lombardi CLD CLP

Lead
Landscape Designer: Beth Edney CLD

Design
Team: Tony Lombardi CLD CLP, Jason Smalley CLD, Lindsay Drake Nightingale CHT,
James Garfield Thompson OALA

Team
Leaders: Arbordale Landscaping and Moonstruck

Landscape
Lighting www.arbordalelandscaping.com

Bellaire
Landscaping www.bellairelandscape.com

Boots
Landscaping www.bootslandscaping.com

Connon
NVK www.connonnurseries.com

Cypress
Hill Design and Build www.cypresshill.ca

Designs
by the Yard www.designsbytheyard.ca

Dr.
Landscape Inc. www.drlandscape.com

Dry
Stone Guild of Canada www.drystoneguild.com

Earth
Art Landscapes

Environmental
Design Group www.environmentaldesign.ca

Frankie
Flowers www.frankieflowers.com

Garden
Creations of Ottawa www.gcottawa.com

Kitchener
Silo www.kitchenersilo.com

Landscape
Gate and Garden Inc. www.lgandg.com

Niagara
Parks School of Horticulture

www.niagaraparks.com/school-of-horticulture

Paint
a Lifestyle www.paintalifestyle.com

Ryan
Heath Professional Landscaping www.ryanheath.com

Shademaster
Landscaping www.shademaster.net

Thornbusch
Landscaping Company www.thornbuschlandscaping.com

The
Beach Gardener www.thebeachgardener.com

Yorkshire
Garden Services www.yorkshiregardenservices.com

Water
Arts www.waterartsinc.com

Water’s
Edge Landscaping www.watersedgelandscaping.com

And
many other individuals helping with the pre-build, installation and
dismantling.

 

ABOUT LANDSCAPE ONTARIO

Landscape
Ontario Horticultural Trades Association is one of the most vibrant
associations of its kind, comprised of over 2,000 members, ten sector groups
and nine local chapters. Its trade mission is to promote the horticulture
industry in Ontario, and its public mission is to promote the joys and benefits
of green spaces.  For more information on the association and Green for
Life, visit: www.landscapeontario.com.

 

 




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