April 15, 2015
Feature garden winners at Canada Blooms 2015
Award winners took the stage at Industry Night, Mar. 19.
Visitors to this year’s Canada Blooms saw some of the best designed and constructed gardens over the show’s past 19 years. It made for tough decisions among this year’s judges.   

The final decisions were announced at the awards ceremony on Mar. 19, at the Unilock Celebrity Stage, during Industry Night.

Feature Garden Judges included Alistair Johnston, Strybos Barron King; Jeff McMann CHT, Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries; Martin Wade OALA, Martin Wade Landscape Architects; Arthur Skolnik, Shibui Landscaping; John Consolati, Consolati Consultants; Christine Gracey OALA, DA Gracey and Associates; Mark Cullen, Canada AM; Michael Prokopow PhD.

Conveners were Ron Koudys OALA, CLD, Ron Koudys Landscape Architects and Kristen McIntyre CHT, Landscape Ontario.
people at a partyIndustry Night at Canada Blooms was a great opportunity for networking among industry members.
The following results are the winning entries at Canada Blooms 2015.

Vandermeer Nursery and Earth Art Landscapes
  • Outstanding use of interior plants, presented by Jill Jensen Botanicals
  • Sheridan Nurseries Award for outstanding small size garden
  • Garden Club of Toronto Award for best overall use of colour
Landscape Ontario, Designs By The Yard, Allstone Quarry and Nursery Sod Growers
  • Outstanding use of annuals and/or perennials, presented by Pick Ontario
  • Perry Molema Award  for outstanding use of water, presented by Aquascape
  • S.G. Ulbright Award for outstanding medium size garden
  • People’s Choice Award
Landscapes By Lucin
  • Outstanding use of natural stone, presented by Beaver Valley Stone
  • W.E. Bridgeman Award for best overall use of hard landscape elements
University Pro Landscapers Paving, Pools & Spas
  • Best use of bulbs
Elite Environments
  • Outstanding use of pre-cast pavers, presented by Permacon
Egreen Design
  • Outstanding use of walkways
Vaughan Landscaping and Jodi Liptrot
  • Outstanding outdoor living space
Jacobs Gardenscape
  • Outstanding use of innovative elements in a garden, presented by Floral Dimensions
J. Garfield Thompson Landscape
  • Humber Nurseries Award for best overall use of plant material
  • Outstanding use of trees
  • Judges’ Choice Award
Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds
  • Leslie L. Solty Memorial Award for best overall creativity in garden design
  • Outstanding interpretation of the show theme, Let’s Play! Presented by Isuzu
Parklane Nurseries
  • Gordon A. MacEachern Award for outstanding large size garden
  • Outstanding educational garden
AquaSpa Pools and Landscape Design
  • Outstanding outdoor entertainment area
Landscape Ontario and Shawn Gallaugher Design
  • Most imaginative garden design, presented by Niagara Escarpment Views
  • Best overall quality of workmanship
Near North Hardscape
  • Outstanding use of artistic elements in a garden
Royal Landscaping and Design
  • Outstanding use of lighting