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Canada Blooms: The Toronto Flower and Garden Festival

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Canada Blooms is Canada’s largest flower and garden festival. This annual festival features 6 Acres of stunning creative gardens in a dazzling display of colour, texture and fragrance. Garden-lovers from all across Canada and the United States come to this festival to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of spring. Canada Blooms is the perfect festival to learn about the latest in horticultural design, products, flowers and plants.

Canada Blooms is Canada’s largest flower and garden festival. This annual festival features 6 Acres of stunning creative gardens in a dazzling display of colour, texture and fragrance. Garden-lovers from all across Canada and the United States come to this festival to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of spring. Canada Blooms is the perfect festival to learn about the latest in horticultural design, products, flowers and plants.

History of Canada Blooms

Canada Blooms was founded in 1996 by the Garden Club of Toronto and Landscape Ontario. Today, it is the largest flower and garden festival in Canada, celebrating the very best in Canadian gardening and floral design! Every year thousands of visitors gather to celebrate the first breath of Spring at Canada Blooms.

Features

The festival draws volunteers, visitors and participants from all across Canada, Bermuda, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. Many International gardeners rank Canada Blooms as one of the top five shows of its kind in the world. The most popular features of this gardening festival include:

  • 6 Acres of Stunning Creative Gardens in a Dazzling Display of Colour, Texture and Fragrance
  • Over 200 hours of Free Lectures, Gardening Demonstrations and Talks with the Stars of the Gardening and Horticultural World
  • Canada’s Largest Floral Competition: Garden Hall

Garden Hall, Feature Gardens and Guest Speakers

Canada Blooms’ Garden Hall Horticultural and Design Competitions features more than 12,000 square feet of stunning floral creations. The competition is open to non-professionals, Garden Club of Toronto members and to International competitors. It is one of the most popular events of Canada Blooms. The festival’s Feature Gardens allow visitors to explore acres of fantasy gardens that capture the imagination with their vibrant colours, alluring fragrances and captivating designs. There is also an incredible line-up of speakers, many of which are the industry’s best-known horticultural specialists. Visitors are able to Learn from their wealth of knowledge and experience through educational seminars and interactive demonstrations on every garden-related topic imaginable.

Participation at Canada Blooms

Along with these features, festival-goers can also shop for their gardening needs in the expanded Blooms Marketplace. There, you will find hundreds of knowledgeable vendors and artisans showcasing the newest, most innovative and best in outdoor, garden and landscaping products – tools, plants, seeds, bulbs, books, decorative accessories and everything else you needed to get your garden season started.

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