Canada Blooms and National Home Show – Toronto 2013

Canada Blooms 2013
March 18 2013 – Canada Blooms is in full swing (at a show shared with the National Home Show). We checked it out and can highly recommend it because even though you cant tell from looking out the window – Spring is almost here!! Below is the info from the press release:
From March 15-24, 2013 Canada Blooms returns to the Direct Energy Centre celebrating their 17th Anniversary as Canada’s largest flower and garden festival.Canada Blooms will be entering its second year of co-location in 2013 with The National Home Show to create the largest Home and Garden Event in North America. In 2012, 203,104 guests visited the co-located events making these programs the largest Home and Garden Event in North America and largest Consumer Event in Canada.

“Putting these events side-by-side created a situation where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” said Gerry Ginsberg, General Manager of Canada Blooms. “We believe this co-location allowed us to achieve a new standard of excellence and significantly enhances the customer experience for hundreds of thousands of garden and home enthusiasts that visit these events each year.”

As took place in 2012, each event will maintain its own identity and operate separately, expanding into a footprint of 600,000 square feet – Canada’s largest consumer event under one roof.

Canada Blooms 2013
Theme 

The theme of this year’s festival is “The Magic of Spring”. Spring is a time of rejuvenation, regeneration, romanticism, growth, hope, gardening, beauty, colour and a revival of the soul for Canadians. A special time of year when many flowering plants bloom in a long succession beginning even if snow is still on the ground. With Spring come revival, rejuvenation, regeneration, romanticism, growth, hope, gardening, beauty, colour and a celebration of a special time of year.

Canada Blooms proudly presents its 2013 theme “The Magic of Spring” to celebrate this special time of year in Ontario.

Canada Blooms 2013
Floral Image

Canada Blooms 2013 floral image is the Hellebore, a flower of immense popularity, that is the harbingers of spring; blooming just above the snow during the first peak of spring weather. The Hellebore has been discovered and is appreciated by a multitude of gardeners, designers and the general public. There are a multitude of species and varieties of hellebores on the market now. They come in the most beautiful colours and the blooms tend to last sometimes for months. They have magnificent evergreen foliage that look great in the garden or in a floral arrangement. They are very hardy, can be garden plants or container plants and their foliage is always beautiful.

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Canada Blooms 2013 Festival Information


Dates: Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hours: 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. (Monday to Saturday); 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. (Sunday, March 17th),  10 A.M. to 5 P.M. (Sunday, March 24th)

Venue: The Direct Energy Centre, Toronto Ontario

Tickets: At the venue or online at www.canadablooms.com

Tickets: When you visit Canada Blooms: The Flower and Garden Festival you will also receive same-day admission to The National Home Show. Parking for 6,500 cars on site. Daily fees apply, free parking Monday, March 18th to Friday, March 22nd After 4 pm.


2013 Ticket Prices:

Category Box Office On-Line

Adult $20.00 $17.00
Senior (65+) $17.00 $14.00
Student (13 – 16) $16.00 $13.00
Groups (20 or More) CALL CB OFFICE $14.00
TWO DAY PASS $29.00 $29.00

Canada Blooms 2013
The 2013 Festival Highlights

Canada Blooms is Canada’s largest flower and garden festival and is made up of five main areas of special presentation:

(i) Flowers which come from the magnificent floral presentations of the newly named Toronto Flower Show which includes entries from regional, national and international competitors and innovative displays from well known professional florists and growers
(ii) Education, featuring the best known garden and landscape experts from across Canada
(iii) Marketplace showcasing the latest and greatest garden and landscape products and services
(iv) The Feature Gardens created by Ontario’s premier landscape architects and designers
(v) Special Sponsor Features

Additional Highlights:

 The “Garden Solutions” Room and Educational Series
 The Master Gardeners Speakers Series
 Canada Blooms Workshops and Seminars
 Wine Sensory Garden
 Experience the “Spring Gathering” and Win a Trip to Ireland with Tourism Ireland
 Twinings Tea Tasting Area
 Scotts Canada “Ask the Experts” Stage
 New Product Showcase
 Pick Ontario and the Featured Growers of Ontario
 Canadian Cancer Society – 75th Anniversary Celebrations

Canada Blooms 2013
About Canada Blooms

Canada Blooms is a not-for-profit organization that gives back to the community throughout the year by funding community garden projects around Ontario. Canada Blooms is also dedicated to providing the community with horticulture expertise, education and resources on an ongoing basis.

Now in its seventeenth year, Canada Blooms was founded by Landscape Ontario and The Garden Club of Toronto. Each year it is supported by a committed group of partners, sponsors and volunteers. The 2012-13 Festival sponsors include: UNILOCK, Scotts Canada, Ontario Tourism, Miracle-Gro, Canadian Cancer Society, Tourism Ireland, Discounters Pool and Spa, Lexus, Hyatt Regency, InterContinental Hotel Toronto, Hilton Garden Inn Toronto, Homes Publishing, Toronto Botanical Garden, Pick Ontario, Growers of Ontario, Twinings Tea, GardenMaking Magazine, Gardens Central Magazine, Canadian Gardening, Ontario Gardener Magazine, The Toronto Star, AM740, The New Classical 96.3FM, Epoch Times and CTV.

Canada Blooms has been named One of Ontario’s Top 100 Events by Festivals and Events Ontario and One of North America’s Top 100 Events by the American Bus Association.

For more information and to purchase festival tickets please visit: www.canadablooms.com.



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