February 15, 2018

Canada Blooms, Toronto’s flower and garden festival, will run March 9-18, 2018 at the Enercare Centre in Toronto. Co-located with the National Home Show, the festival features spectacular display gardens built by Landscape Ontario member companies, a world-class floral competition by the Garden Club of Toronto, and over 100 hours of seminars and demonstrations from experts and leaders in the field. The theme this year is “Let’s go to the movies.”

The Landscape Ontario feature garden will be built by Genoscape and will pay tribute to fallen Canadian soldiers though the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute campaign.

The country’s largest garden festival attracts about 200,000 visitors each year. Terry Caddo, the festival’s general manager, says there are several new elements that will receive increased attention this year.

“We are very excited to highlight balcony gardens at the festival this spring, as well as the Plants of the Year program in collaboration with Proven Winners,” Caddo says.

Caddo also says the festival generates over $7.5 million in promotional media for the landscape profession each year, while visitors are expected to spend a combined $785 million on their home and yard in the 12 months following their visit.
For more information, to volunteer or purchase tickets, visit CanadaBlooms.com.