Canada Blooms 2008
March 12-16th, 2008
Toronto Metro Convention Centre

This year Canada Blooms redefined ‘Flower Power’ with a celebration of gardens, displays and special guests that encompass the idealism and optimism of the ‘60s, the inspirational power of gardens and flowers, and the eco-savvy future of horticulture in Canada. >From March 12 to 16, Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre was transformed into Canada’s largest flower and garden festival, showcasing outstanding floral and landscape products and services.

For the first time this year, Canada Blooms featured theme days throughout the five-day event, including: Garden Travel Day (Mar 12), Plant Day (Mar 13) Design Day (Mar 14), Ecology Day (Mar 15) and City of Toronto Day (Mar 16).

“This year we’ve partnered with the City of Toronto to re-use as much of the plant material as possible after Canada Blooms,” says Gerry Ginsberg, General Manager, Canada Blooms. “About 600 potted flowers and plants will be distributed to local seniors, while about 75 large trees and perennial shrubs will be re-planted in The City’s green spaces this spring.”

Proceeds from Canada Blooms 2008 will help support the new Woodland Walk at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Located at the corner of Lawrence Avenue and Leslie Street, the new garden will be highly visible from the street and will announce the presence and beauty of the gardens that lie beyond. This new pedestrian entryway was installed this spring, offering four season appeal with native plants, ornamental grasses and a collection of dogwoods and trilliums.

In 2009, Canada Blooms will take place from March 18 through 22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

About Canada Blooms

Now in its twelfth year, Canada Blooms Festival was originally founded by Landscape Ontario and The Garden Club of Toronto to bring together the very best of the garden industry and community. Each year it is supported by a committed group of partners, sponsors and volunteers. In 2008, Festival sponsors included The Home Depot, RBC, Miracle-Gro, Sobeys Ontario, Unilock Ltd., Heart & Stroke Foundation, Ontario Toyota Dealers, Lombard Insurance/Sinclair-Cockburn, Nestle Canada, Niagara Wine Garden, CN Tower, Gardening Life, National Post, Global TV, Arbor Memorial Services, Brookdale Tree Nurseries, Tourism Ireland, 5th Business, Artificial Grass and Landscaping, Scotts Canada, 97.3 FM EZ Rock, CFRB Newstalk 1010, Reactine, Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, VIA Rail, Laguna Ponds and Ontario Tourism.

Canada Blooms is a not-for-profit organization that gives back to the community throughout the year by funding community garden projects around Ontario. Canada Blooms is also dedicated to providing the community with horticulture expertise, education and resources on an ongoing basis.





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