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10 Things To See At Canada Blooms, 2016

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Seasoned green thumbs know that it’s a fine art to maintain a thriving garden. To celebrate all things flora and fauna, Canada Blooms is back for its 20th season, so organizers sat down to share just what makes this event a must-visit. So whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, appreciate a bit of nature-heavy art, or simply have a profound nostalgia for The Secret Garden, take a peek at the installations and activities you can’t miss at Canada Blooms, 2016.

Toronto Flower Show: hosted by the Toronto Flower Club, the Flower Show brings together the finest amateur floral and horticultural designs.

Feature Gardens: more than 25 garden architects and builders put together innovative and unique designs. Home gardeners, get inspired… and perhaps start building those tiny, adorable tree houses.

Bayview Flowers Floral Alley: sort of like Harry Potter‘s Diagon Alley, but in floral form… In keeping with this year’s Let’s Party theme, Bayview Flowers Floral Alley will feature six unique gardens all representing a significant milestone in life.

Alice in Wonderland Wine Garden: double the size of last year’s wine retreat and drawing inspiration from the timeless Lewis Carroll story, the Alice in Wonderland Wine Garden is the spot to kick back and relax amid the flowers and plants.

The Garden Marketplace: stock up on all of your gardening essentials: up to 50 exhibitors will be offering accessories and tools to help you build a better garden.

Plant and Product Showcase: back by popular demand, the Showcase features equipment, innovative products and a number of plants, including the new plant varieties for the 2016 season.

Small Space Gardening: townhouse-dwellers, rejoice: Brampton Brick brings six ideas for landscaping small spaces like those found in front of a townhouse.

Canada Blooms Rain Garden: conservation and re-use are key to achieving an environmentally sustainable society; head to the Rain Garden to load up with ideas to better use and re-use rain water in your yard.

World of Mulch: continue to up your sustainability game by creating more eco-friendly gardens with compost-based soils covered with natural bark mulch.

Garden Education: while the installations are pretty distracting, be sure to catch a little knowledge while you’re there. With over 200 seminars on three stages spread across 10 days, there’s something for everyone.


Tickets $13-$29; Workshops $25-$65; Tours $40-$55. Purchase tickets here.

📅 March 11-20, 2016; Doors open at 10am every day of the week; check website for closing times.

📍 Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd #1, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 263 3000