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Canada Blooms 2016

An exclusive peek at Canada Blooms: The Flower & Garden Festival
by Canada Blooms
January 3, 2016

Feature Gardens

Julie Moore Modern Landscape Design is one of more than 25 exciting gardens that will be featured at Canada Blooms 20th anniversary.

Julie Moore and Cooper and Sons Contracting are creating The Stingray Garden. This garden will promote a refreshing sense of place for organic functionality with visual elements such as modern art focal points, lines, forms, textures and natural colours.

The Stingray Garden is about harmonizing form & function of thematic garden zones and creating unforgettable experiences in a distinctive luxurious outdoor space.

For more information, or to look at the other feature gardens, check out our website. Keep checking back for more updates.

Canada Blooms Accepting Applications for Gardeners Fare

Gardeners Fare is the feature of the Canada Blooms Festival that is dedicated to garden clubs, horticultural societies, and not-for-profit organizations which reflect our festival's commitment to cultivate gardeners and keep them informed.

Participants in Gardener's Fare are enthusiastic volunteers who are happy to share a wealth of information from each of their specialties to interested festival goers.

In the past, Canada Blooms has welcomed members from the African Violet Society, the Rose Society, the Ontario Horticultural Association, the Botanical Arts Society, Communities in Bloom, the Rhododendron Society, the Horticultural Societies of Parkdale and Toronto, and the North American Native Plant Society, just to name a few.

Please note that there are a limited number of spaces available. If your group is interested, please complete the application and return it to the Canada Blooms office by December 14th.

Entrants who qualify and are chosen will be notified by January 4th. If you require more information, please contact Lisa Pascoe.

The Toronto Flower Show is making plans to join the party at Canada Blooms 2016! If you like to see what the experts do with flowers, then don't miss the Toronto Flower Show Competition presented by the Garden Club of Toronto at Canada Blooms. The Toronto Flower Show is one of the largest standard judged shows in Canada and sees hundreds of entries from local, national and international competitors.

The Competitors Schedule is posted on the Canada Blooms website. In it you’ll find details of the flower show competitions.

In Horticulture, many competitions are open to non-professional exhibitors and members of any garden club or horticultural society, who may enter a plant that they have nurtured for a minimum of three months. There are classes for orchids, for variegated and non-variegated plants, for ivies, and for other common and not-so-common houseplants. Pre-registration is encouraged.

In Floral Design, there are classes for the Garden Club of Toronto members, as well as 2 Open classes, which may be entered by any non-professional exhibitor who is a member of a garden club or horticultural society.

ENTERTAIN is a class for an assemblage. LOOT BAG and HOSTESS GIFT ask for a design which fits into a 12” x 12” space. Pre-registration is required, and class sizes are limited.

International Floral Designers from around the world are invited to participate by creating exciting designs which are always popular with visitors to the show.

Both the Horticultural and Floral design competitions are judged by accredited Judges.

Take a look at the Photographic Competitions. There are four classes calling for your creative picture taking: Uninvited Guests, It’s A Gift, One Too Many, Visitors From Afar – a photo taken outside of Canada.

Schedule, Rules and Registration/Entry forms for Horticulture and Photography may be downloaded from the website. We’re looking forward to celebrating our 20th year with a bountiful and beautiful Flower Show!

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