Why you should attend Canada Blooms 2017

March 03, 2017
Written by Canada Blooms
Canada Blooms file photo
Canada Blooms file photo
March 3, 2017, Toronto – Canada Blooms is quickly approaching, and one of the great things about Canada’s largest garden and flower festival is that you can always leave with more than what you arrived – without breaking the bank.

Set to open March 10th at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place, Canada Blooms is a stunning visual array of colour and design.

“Between the feature gardens, guest speakers, gardening seminars and sharing space with that many garden enthusiasts, Blooms is a truly unique opportunity to take your gardening acumen to the next level,” says Terry Caddo, general manager of Canada Blooms.

“With so much on the show floor and on the two stages, it is almost impossible to come to Canada Blooms and then leave ‘empty handed,’ so to speak.”
When coming to this year’s Blooms, Caddo suggests you put these items at the top of your list to takeaway with you.

The story of The Secret Garden. While admittedly a dark mark on Canadian history, the tragic story of Chanie Wenjack needs to be told. Genoscape Landscape and Design Services, winner of last year’s Tony DiGiovanni Garden of the Year, has worked with the Downie Wenjack Fund to illustrate the rugged Canadian Shield where young Chanie lived, and fatefully, died in October 1966.

Inspiration. This year’s feature gardens are a reflection of Canada from coast to coast to coast. They are also a source of inspiration for home gardeners who are thinking about their own yards. Planting season is just weeks away, and there are wheelbarrows full of ideas to be had from the displays at Canada Blooms.

Garden knowledge. Go beyond the design ideas you can see in the gardens, and attend some of the seminars that will help make your green thumb even greener. Learn the best approach to planting a pollinator garden, the importance of good soil or how to do a raised garden bed properly.

A full camera. Despite the relatively mild temperatures this winter, it is still a drab and colourless season. Canada Blooms is an explosion of vibrant hues and carefully crafted gardenscapes that need to be captured and preserved.

This season’s trends. Head into the Canada Blooms marketplace to browse the new items that will be popping up in garden centres across the country this spring. Get ahead of the trends and prep your yard and garden for the 2017 season at Canada Blooms.

AT A GLANCE

• Co-located with the National Home Show, Canada Blooms takes place March 10-19th, 2017, at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto. • For more information or for tickets, please visit canadablooms.com.

• Canada Blooms was founded by Landscape Ontario and The Garden Club of Toronto.

• Canada Blooms has been named One of Ontario’s Top 100 Events by Festivals and Events Ontario and One of North America’s Top 100 Events by the American Bus Association.

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