It’s a blooming good time

Canada Blooms celebrates its 20th anniversary with outdoor party theme

A white flower stands amidst the green at Canada Blooms. Jon Lamont/Toronto Observer

One of Canada’s best flower and garden shows, Canada Blooms, hosts its 20th anniversary here in Toronto this week.

Founded by Landscape Ontario and The Garden Club of Toronto, Canada Blooms has spent the past two decades celebrating gardening, and connecting people to nature. The show seeks to educate and inform on the joys of horticulture.

The show 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.

It’s easy to see why.

The show is awash in colour. Gardening enthusiasts crowd the isles, excited to see what’s new in the horticulture space. Lavish exhibits dot the floor, displaying the best gardens and landscapes imaginable.

“It’s a Party!” is this year’s theme. Many exhibits show off that perfect backyard, fit for the ultimate bash. Barbecues and tables and chairs are all nestled away amongst walls of flowers and vines.

“There aren’t many ways to beat sitting out on a sunny afternoon or a warm starry night surrounded by friends and family in a beautifully designed outdoor space,” says Terry Caddo, general manager of Canada Blooms.

Whether you’re a seasoned horticulture veteran, or new to the garden scene, there is lots to see at the Canada Blooms show. It runs from March 11 to 20 at Exhibition Place, in the Enercare Centre, alongside the National Home Show.

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Posted: Mar 18 2016 3:55 pm
Filed under: Arts & Life