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Toronto Flower and Garden Festival


The Toronto Flower and Garden Festival, Canada Blooms, will be hosted alongside The National Home Show at the Enercare Centre. Canada Blooms was founded in 1996 and has grown to be the largest flower and garden festival in the country. This year, it will be teaming up with the National Home Show to create the largest Home and Garden Event in North America. The event features the following:



Spectacular Gardens

This year’s theme for Canada Blooms is “Let’s Go To The Movies,” and it will be interesting to see how the gardeners and designers will interpret the theme. Landscape designer and certified horticulturist Melanie Rekola has announced a Star Trek theme for the upcoming festival, playing up the theme with the following quote: “Will we transplant plant life from other planets to Earth in [the] future? Will our earthly vegetation be transported to other planets? Perhaps… Horticulture is the final frontier.”



A Flower Show and Competition

According to the Canada Blooms website, the Toronto Flower Show “brings non-professional exhibitors and members of horticultural societies and garden clubs from across the province and around the world to the show to display their floral artistry and horticultural expertise.” Following the Flower Show, an Awards Ceremony will be held on the Canada Blooms main stage on Sunday, March 18th at 3:30 p.m.



Top Gardening Personalities

Canada Blooms features a wide range of talented gardeners and designers. Floral designers announced thus far for this year’s event include the International Floral Designers, Sabine Calame, Joseph Delarge, Jennifer Harvey, Julie Drago, Lena Pham, Nicholas Smith, Araz Adam, and Sveta Shedenkova.


Supertunia Bordeaux


Canada Blooms Plants of The Year

Canada Blooms announced in a blog post on November 2nd the three plants being showcased as Canada Blooms Plants of the Year for 2018. The first is an annual plant, Petunia ‘Supertunia Bordeaux,’ The plant “has vigorous slightly mounded growth habits.” They are best suited for planting near the front of flowerbeds. “The Bordeaux has medium to large sized flowers, attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.”


Primo Black Pearl


The second plant is the perennial, Heuchera ‘Primo Black Pearl,” which has black foliage with ruffled edges, rosy undersides, and white flowers which bloom in mid-summer. “This salt-tolerant heuchera grows well in both shade and sun. It is also deer resistant and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.”


Weigela ‘Spilled Wine.”


The third and final featured plant is the shrub, Weigela ‘Spilled Wine.” The shrub has similar purple foliage and pink flowers to the classic Wine & Roses weigela. “This beautiful plant grows wider than tall, making it the perfect choice for edging beds or walkways and for incorporating under windows in your landscape design.”


Event Dates and Times:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
March 9th
10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
March 10th

10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

March 11th

10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

March 12th

10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

March 13th

10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

March 14th

10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

March 15th

10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

March 16th

10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

March 17th

10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

March 18th

10 a.m. until 5 p.m.



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