I’ve probably been looking forward to Canada Blooms since, oh, about November. This annual event is where I go to find inspiration for my garden—through the amazing displays created by talented garden designers, the new plants, seeds and products on display in the market area and the talks given by a variety of experts.
This year's theme is "The Magic of Spring" and I think all of us could use a little magic right now after the winter.
I've put together a wee preview here, but it is by no means complete. Here is a full list of the feature gardens. I look forward to exploring all of them.
I will be going at least a couple of times, so stay tuned for my highlights. If you're on Pinterest, I will be posting images in a special Canada Blooms board. I've posted some other details below this giant medinilla, which I noted last year as being the star of the show.
As it was last year, Canada Blooms is co-located with the National Home Show, making for a delightfully long day out.
Here are the dates and hours:
Friday, March 15, 2013 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, March 17, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday, March 18, 2013 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, March 21, 2013 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
* Buy tickets here. And here is a map to Canada Blooms.