“Canada Blooms” Flower Festival From March 14: Toronto Show To Draw Visitors From All Parts of The World

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carries flowers as she leaves a Christmas Day morning service
IN PHOTO: Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge carries flowers as she leaves a Christmas Day morning service at the church on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, eastern England, December 25, 2014. Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

Canada Blooms-the leading floral festival of Canada will take place from March 14 to 22 in Toronto. The flower show will take place at Exhibition Place and is regarded as Canada’s largest flower and garden festival.

Terry Caddo, General manager of Canada Blooms said, “at its heart, Canada Blooms will always be about a passion for gardens and flowers, with a strong focus on trends and education.” Industry trade association Landscape Ontario owns the festival along with the Garden Club of Toronto.

In the 2015 edition of the show, it will be moving to the new venue of Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place. At the floral show, visitors will see vibrant colours, alluring fragrances and captivating designs with Landscape Ontario incorporating a natural climbing wall at its Otium Garden. The show will be best to watch in the morning or late in the afternoon for a good view of the gardens.


The space Canada Blooms in 2015 will be larger than the past editions. This is because the organisers have invested $250,000 in landscape lighting to enhance the features of gardens.  As a result, safety will be enhanced and the time spent for enjoying the garden will be extended with more lights. The new location is located on solid ground and there are no hassles of underground parking. This will further help landscapers to be free from weight restrictions and manage their large rocks and heavy timbers comfortably. Designers are expected to take advantage of this flexibility.

Other highlights are more space for the feature gardens, which is the No. 1 attraction at the festival. The Floral Hall is decked up to create more space for the international flower competition. An amateur show put by the Garden Club of Toronto will be hard to miss.

Educational Sessions

There will be back-to-back educational sessions during most of the show hours. The Harrowsmith Learning Stage will offer Pond Stars from National Geographic TV. An International floral competition will be there to test the skills in arranging flowers with extreme beauty, using the natural features. People from all over the world will be visiting Canada Blooms. This is because natural beauty of flowers and their language is understood by all irrespective of cultural barriers or nationality.

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